Fig Tree Pocket Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Places nearby Fig Tree Pocket
- Bardon West
- Barellan Point
- Basin Pocket
- Bellbird Park
- Brassall Heights
- Brisbane Forest Park
- Chapel Hill
- Collingwood Park
- Eastern Heights
- Ebbw Vale
- Flinders View
- Forest Hill
- Glamorgan Vale
- Glenore Grove
- Goodna East
- Jamboree Heights
- Karana Downs
- Kenmore East
- Kenmore Hills
- Lake Clarendon
- Logan Village
- Ma Ma Creek
- Middle Park
- Moores Pocket
- Mount Berryman
- Mount Coot-Tha
- Mount Crosby
- Mount Ommaney
- Mount Tarampa
- North Booval
- North Ipswich
- Pine Mountain
- Pinjarra Hills
- Raymonds Hill
- Redbank Plains
- Redland Bay
- Sadliers Crossing
- Seventeen Mile Rocks
- Sinnamon Park
- The Gap
- Upper Brookfield
- Upper Kedron
- West Ipswich
Fig Tree Pocket
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Fig Tree Pocket: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Interact with 100 species of Australian animals, with hands-on experiences and presentations. Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or get cuddly with a beautiful koala. Lone Pine is also home to two platypus, residing in a AUD1 million exhibit, who will entertain you with their playful antics.
Relax and take in the beautiful surroundings, while you use the free wi-fi which is available all throughout the park. Wireless phone charging stations are also available for customer use at no charge. Three new bloggers areas are now open, providing guests with comfortable seating, USB power stations and free, high speed wi-fi.
Unwind with an organic coffee in the "Koala Forest" surrounded by 40 koalas, or catch the action in the Bird of Prey Free Flight Show! You can also enjoy a real Australian outback farm experience at the daily Sheepdog and Sheep Shearing Show, performed by experienced award-winning sheepdog handlers and their loyal dogs.
708 Jesmond Road
Fig Tree Pocket, QLD, 4069
Located 1.5K from Fig Tree Pocket
Graceville Memorial Park
Prior to the then Sherwood Shire's war memorial unveiling in November 1920, 52 bunya pines and cotton trees were planted along Plumridge and Appel streets, commemorating its war dead, 51 soldiers and one nurse. They were among 265 enlisted local men and seven nurses.
A 5.5 metre high cenotaph, created by AL Petrie with a copper scroll made by Norwegian craftsman Ernest Gunderson, was unveiled by Lieutenant Edwin Maurice Little of Corinda, a blind and maimed returned soldier. The polished grey granite column set on a light grey granite pedestal is crowned by a polished ball, etched with a map of Australia and the word 'ANZAC'.
An avenue of bauhinias, cabbage tree palms and Chinese elms was planted either side of a drive from Oxley Road leading to the memorial within the park reserve. A single line of figs and camphor laurels continued west from the memorial towards Appel Street.
The reserve has been officially known as Graceville Memorial Park since 1926. Plaques commemorating subsequent conflicts have been added.
173 Oxley Road
Graceville, QLD, 4075
Located 2.1K from Fig Tree Pocket
McLeod Country Golf Club
61 Gertrude McLeod Crescent
Mount Ommaney, QLD, 4074
Located 4.1K from Fig Tree Pocket
Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha
Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha provides a remarkable vantage point to view Brisbane and beyond.
Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens and nestled in the natural bushland of Brisbane Forest Park, is the Summit Restaurant and Bar, Function Centre, Kuta Cafe, Gift Shop and Observation Deck. Interpretive facilities pointing out well-known Brisbane landmarks are located on the observation deck. On a clear day, you can take in striking views of Brisbane City and right out to Moreton Bay. By night, the spectacle switches on with the city lights and star-lit skies.
There are also a handful of bushwalks around the vicinity of the Lookout. Take the Aboriginal Track down to Slaughter's Falls and keep your eye out for some original Aboriginal art. Mt Coot-tha is also scattered with picnic areas fully equipped with gas barbecues.
Sir Samuel Griffith Drive,
Mt Coot-tha Lookout
Mount Coot-tha, QLD, 4066
Located 4.5K from Fig Tree Pocket
Oxley War Memorial
This statue, created by Ipswich monumental mason Frank Williams from Ipswich, and unveiled in 1920, found its final resting place in the 1980s, moved to make way for roadworks from its original siting on the major Brisbane southside arterial, Ipswich Road.
The soldier statue was a quaintly Queensland favourite style of WWI memorial, exhibiting common traits of the volunteer soldiers: youth, innocence, loyalty and courage among them.
Oxley's monument bears a marble plaque specifically naming the district's 15 dead, among the 60,000 mostly young Australian men to be buried where they fell in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa and a valuable record of local involvement.
Frank Williams created many around southern Queensland, including in Esk and Boonah. He also produced the evocative Weeping Mother Memorial at Gatton.
Small marble plaques commemorating involvement in subsequent international conflicts have been added.
Oxley Memorial Park draws crowds for solemn remembrance on 25 April every year.
1218 Oxley Road
Oxley, QLD, 4075
Located 5.0K from Fig Tree Pocket
56 Josling Street
Toowong, QLD, 4066
Located 5.0K from Fig Tree Pocket
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
The Planetarium is located within the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. It is a 15 minute drive from the Brisbane City centre.
Explore the Universe in the Cosmic Skydome, astronomy displays in the Gallery and spacecraft models in the Foyer - and see the replica Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 spacesuit. Skydome shows cover topics from the Solar System to Black Holes, and each finishes with a tour of the Brisbane night sky, presented by a staff astronomer. Weekend and holiday schedules include shows especially for children. The Mini-theatre has a continuously-running 30-minute NASA presentation on topical earth and space sciences, updated daily.
The Galaxy Gift Shop has a range of items to suit all budgets, including fun, scientific and educational toys, astronomy books, meteorites and fossils.
Entry to the building and displays is free; charges apply to Skydome shows. Special rates for concession holders, families and groups of 10 or more. Bookings strongly advised, especially during Queensland school holidays.
So much to see and do!
Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
Mt Coot-tha Road
Toowong, QLD, 4066
Located 5.8K from Fig Tree Pocket
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
The Botanic Gardens are open every day, and entry to the gardens is free. Visitors can enjoy free guided tours Monday to Saturday at 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. (public holidays excluded). Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha features Japanese Gardens and a Freedom Wall monument; The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is also located on the grounds.
The Botanic Gardens have a fully licensed restaurant and cafe - Botanical - with a capacity of 150 people. Dining is a breath of fresh air in a relaxing and tranquil setting in the midst of the beautiful gardens. Modern Australian cuisine is served in the main restaurant with light snacks, devonshire teas and ice creams available from the cafeteria.
Mount Coot-tha Road
Toowong, QLD, 4066
Located 6.0K from Fig Tree Pocket
Fig Tree Pocket: Events
Grand Slam Champions Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Samantha Stosur, Marin Cilic, Victoria Azarenka and more have all played in recent years. The most recent Brisbane champions were Milos Raonic (CAN) and Victoria Azarenka (BLR) in 2016.
190 King Arthur Terrace,
Queensland Tennis Centre
Tennyson, QLD, 4105
Located 5.1K from Fig Tree Pocket
Isuzu Queensland Open
70 Tennyson Avenue
Yeerongpilly, QLD, 4105
Located 5.2K from Fig Tree Pocket