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Set back from the Bruce Highway in the Pine Rivers Shire, Kallangur is ideally placed for forays to Brisbane's northern beach resorts, Bribie Island, the Sunshine Coast and hinterland, and the big city.

To Kallangur's west lie Lakes Kurwongba and Samsonvale. Both are part of the fresh water reservoir network servicing Brisbane and its surrounding areas. Samsonvale offers limited recreational use for anglers, sailors, and kayakers. Twitchers are drawn to Samsonvale because the lake is a sanctuary for a wide variety of birds, especially waders.

Tourist leader in the Kallangur region is the Alma Park Zoo and Tropical Park Gardens. Paths through the 18ha zoological and botanical park wander through avenues of palms, ferns, subtropical trees and eucalypts. The animal enclosures featuring grizzly bears, Malayan sun bears, camels, deer, leopard, monkeys and peacocks are scattered through the trees and plants.

Kallangur: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Strathpine Memorial Honour Board


Rolls of honour like the Strathpine Honour Board give a ready insight into a locality's proud involvement in WWI.

The honour board, designed by leading Brisbane metal worker Ernest Gunderson in 1921, lists in alphabetical order 76 names of local men who served in WWI. Some lettering is now missing, in its original state it clearly recorded whether a person was killed in action, wounded, died of illness or returned home.

The honour board, commissioned by the Strathpine Patriotic League, is made of bronze on a marble background with timber edging. It features cavalrymen with the Queensland state emblem and soldiers; two enamelled flags- the Union Jack and Australian flag; the AIF emblem; a cannon and a replica of Britannia, with the words 'For king and country'.

Gunderson's honour boards are unique to Queensland. Few remain as intact as this example, now found in the old foyer of the Pine Rivers RSL, now within the grounds of North Leagues and Services Club.

Memorials to the district's servicemen in later conflicts are located nearby. The First World War Memorial Gates facing Anzac Avenue were relocated from the Lawnton showgrounds in 1985, and lead to a memorial garden containing two trophy guns.




1347 Anzac Avenue
Kallangur, QLD, 4503

Located 0.5K from Kallangur

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum


The Pine Rivers Heritage Museum is set amongst the graceful landscape of Old Petrie Town, just to the north of Brisbane. Staff encourage visitors to explore the historic character of the Pine Rivers district through their permanent and ever-changing special displays.

The Museum is fully air-conditioned and there is always something new to see as they seek to build one of the best regional museums in Queensland. An animated theatrette provides an entertaining overview of the development of Pine Rivers.

Other displays include the Old Schoolroom, Yebri House, and supplying the Building Trade, while the stories of our explorers and early settlers provide colour and fascinating detail to their tale. One of their most significant displays is the Skyring Clocks, a collection of unique handmade 'skeleton' clocks which show their inside workings. Several times a year the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum creates or hosts new temporary exhibitions on a variety of themes.




Dayboro Road,
Old Petrie Town
Whiteside, QLD, 4503

Located 3.7K from Kallangur

Osprey House Environment Centre


Osprey House Environment Centre is nestled on the banks of the Pine River amidst the branching arms of the mangroves. It melds as a part of this sensitive wetland area with its natural timber design, sweeping verandas and meandering boardwalks inviting everyone to explore almost secret locations and learn about the local fauna and flora.

Cast your eyes across the river and wetlands from the viewing platforms and enjoy the ambience of the natural environment. So much wildlife inhabits this area that the you are spoiled for choice, whether it is birds on high, sleepy koalas in the gum trees, crabs in the mudflats or a dolphin playing in the river channel, each day offers unique surprises.

The centre includes a theatre, an interpretive centre with information about our natural environment and how we can all make a difference, 400 metres of boardwalks and a barbecue and picnic area.

Osprey House is situated close to where Ospreys regularly roost. These fish eating hawks may be seen at almost any time in daylight hours, soaring over the river, diving into the water to catch fish, or carrying fish back to their nest and feeding site atop a 21 metre raptor pole.




975 Dohles Rocks Road
Griffin, QLD, 4503

Located 5.6K from Kallangur

Anzac Memorial Avenue, Redcliffe


Queensland's first bitumen road connecting Brisbane to a seaside resort was 18 kilometres from Petrie to Redcliffe: it was also the state's longest WWI memorial avenue.

Anzac Memorial Avenue, now simply called Anzac Avenue, officially opened for traffic on 5 December 1925. It was built by returned servicemen as a re-employment project, starting in December 1922, and funded through public fundraising and government contributions.

Enhancing the streetscape, and in keeping with a growing tradition of living memorials, trees were planted along the motorway from February 1925, 2,000 trees in all. Not all survived. Weather and roadworks took their toll over the years and some were replaced.

Original plantings include the Cocos palms planted at Petrie by Governor Nathan in 1925, a Hoop Pine planted at the Humpybong Esplanade corner of the avenue by Governor-General Lord Stonehaven and a Fig tree at the roundabout terminating the avenue near Settlement Cove Lagoon.

Anzac Memorial Avenue was one of about 200 treed avenues planted in the wake of WWI across Australia.

The RACQ was a major supporter of its development, aligning with the newly-formed Main Roads Board. In this, the project uniquely blended WWI remembrance with the first car-driven tourism initiative in Queensland.




Anzac Avenue
Redcliffe, QLD, 4020

Located 7.8K from Kallangur

Sandgate War Memorial Park


Sandgate's war memorial resembles Lutyens' Cenotaph in Whitehall, the site of Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in London since 1919. Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled Sandgate's 91 tonne granite and concrete memorial on 24 February 1924.

Of the 330, mostly young, Sandgate men who went to war, 51 died. Australia-wide, about one in five of the 300,000 volunteer soldiers died in WWI.

War memorials were a matter of local pride, indicating a district's patriotism and wealth.

Sandgate Mayor WH Bowser not only presided over the memorial's organising committee which commissioned prominent Queensland architect George Gray Prentice to design the ?850 monument, but also donated much of the granite from his Samford quarry.

Charles Lowther, of the masonry firm Lowther and Sons that built the cenotaph within a small island of parkland, was a returned soldier: he'd served in the Light Horse in Palestine during WWI.

The memorial bears a verse- They died, and yet in memory shall they live, That we may know the worth of sacrifice, Know that their death is freedom's cause, Stands as a beacon light to point the way, To paths of peace.

Names of Sandgate residents killed in WWII, Malaya, Korea and Vietnam have been added.




8 Seymour Street
Sandgate, QLD, 4017

Located 10.9K from Kallangur

Kallangur: Events

Brisbane International Garden Show


Brisbane International Garden Show will be held over four days at Pine Rivers Park, just 20 minutes drive from Brisbane Central Business District.

This event will showcase the unique Queensland gardening style in a relaxed parkland setting. Visitors will be impressed by the huge variety of spring plants on display by more than 40 nurseries. Wander the small and large garden displays and see the stunning results of the high quality landscape garden competition. Gather tips and advice on sustainable growing techniques at the Organic Kitchen Garden.

Be inspired by the many and varied talks and workshops delivered by leading experts. Visit the Plant Clinic for expert advice on gardening problems and plant identification. Enjoy the roving entertainment, children's activities and scrumptious food. Brisbane International Garden Show is the perfect day out for novice and passionate gardeners - an event for all ages.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Oct
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


Pine Rivers Park
Strathpine, QLD, 4500

Located 7.0K from Kallangur

Australian Premier League - APL04


The Australian Premier League is the most exciting and engaging lawn bowls competition on the planet. Now in its fourth year, the APL features eight licensed teams, including Adelaide Endurance, Brisbane Gold, Gold Coast Hawks, Murray Steamers, Melbourne Roys, New Zealand Blackjacks, Perth Suns and Sydney Lions.

The event is shown live on Fox Sports, with 20 hours of live broadcast coverage from 5.00pm-10.00pm AEST over the fours days of competition. The competition returns to Brisbane's Club Pine Rivers again this year, and you can watch all the action rink-side.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Nov
      9th Nov
      10th Nov
      11th Nov


Cnr Sparkes and Francis Rd,
281 Darebin Road
Bray Park, QLD, 4500

Located 8.3K from Kallangur

Redcliffe KiteFest


Get swept away at the 2016 Redcliffe KiteFest.

Families will get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest where kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky.

Featuring a program bursting with fun for the whole family, event patrons both young and old will be enthralled with the entertainment and activities on offer.


Event Dates
2016
      27th Aug
      28th Aug


Hornibrook Esplanade
Clontarf, QLD, 4019

Located 9.3K from Kallangur

Kallangur: Travel Tips

Pine Rivers Visitor Information Centre


The Pine Rivers Visitor Information Centre is located on the corner of Gympie Road and Strathpine Road in Strathpine.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Pine Rivers Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.

Special day trip itineraries for self drive or walking tours available free of charge. Call in and see their friendly volunteers for all the local information




220 Gympie Road
Strathpine, QLD, 4500

Located 6.8K from Kallangur

Redcliffe Visitor Information Centre


The Redcliffe Visitor Information Centre is located on Hornibrook Esplanade in Redcliffe.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Redcliffe Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking. Internet desk and wifi access. Each day at 10am the volunteers check the pelican flock. Tour guides are provided free to visiting bus groups




110 Hornibrook Esplanade,
Clontarf
Redcliffe, QLD, 4020

Located 9.3K from Kallangur

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