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Yeronga Memorial Park

Yeronga, Brisbane Area

Yeronga Memorial Park is a living reminder of the impact WWI had on a community.

Of the 559 residents who enlisted from (then) Stephens Shire, 97 names appear on marble tablets in the centre of a domed pavilion, designed by returned serviceman Sergeant Henry Priest (9th Battalion) and fine-tuned by architect George Trotter.

A similar number of trees were planted between 1917 and 1919. Each tree represented a local life lost. Today, the mature weeping figs of Honour Avenue, one of Australia's earliest such boulevards, create a cathedral-like avenue accessible to walkers and cyclists.

A slight detour along a palm-lined footpath takes visitors to the stone memorial built in 1921. Memorial gates were erected that year too at either end of the avenue. The dedication on the southern inner pier of the Ipswich Road Gates honours the women workers of the Stephens Shire.

Until WWI, Queensland had few public memorials. The outpouring of grief at the loss of 60,000 Australian lives, buried in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, changed townscapes across the country.

Recent work has seen the inclusion of memorials to later conflicts and the replacement of lost plaques by the trees, bearing soldiers' names.

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The Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe. The wetlands include more than 1000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, salt marshes, melaleuca, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.

Boondall Wetlands Reserve

Boondall, Brisbane Area
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Boondall Wetlands lies on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe and includes more than 1,000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes, melaleuca wetlands, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.

Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha

Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Area
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Brisbane will come at you with riverside vistas around almost every corner, but it takes a short drive from the city centre and a few twists and turns up Sir Samuel Griffith Scenic Drive to find the city's best angle.

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

The Gap, Brisbane Area
From AU$7.20 - 18.25
Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre features an Information Centre, a Wildlife Centre and a wedding/conference centre and cafe. There is also the opportunity to go swimming or kayaking in Enoggera Reservoir, enjoy a short bushwalk, or go mountain bike riding on the dedicated skills course.

D'Aguilar National Park

The Gap, Brisbane Area
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D'Aguilar National Park is a huge, diverse park of scribbly gums and lush rainforest, sprawling over the hills and Mountains. From the information centre join in a fun and informative Connect with Nature activity, or explore the wildlife displays at the Wildlife Centre.
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Samford Conservation Park and Bunyaville Conservation Park protect a community of spotted gums found only in the Brisbane region. Dry rainforest and freshwater ponds along seasonally flowing creeks also feature.

Nudgee Beach

Nudgee Beach, Brisbane Area
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Nudgee Beach is the closest beach to the Brisbane Central Business District. It offers a bike track that runs close by the Schulz Canal itself, and eventually reaches Toombul Shopping Centre (and from there, many other parts of Brisbane).

Fort Lytton National Park

Lytton, Brisbane Area
From AU$6.05 - 6.05
Fort Lytton National Park protects the birthplace of Queensland's military history. From 1881 to 1945 this classic coastal fortress was the focus of Queensland's defence activity. One of several built around Australia's coast in the nineteenth century for protection from invasion, the well-preserved pentagonal fort is concealed behind grassy embankments and surrounded by a water-filled moat.

Streets Beach

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
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Streets Beach is a South Bank icon and a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. As Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants.

Riverlife Mirrabooka

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
From AU$55 - 95
Share in rich Aboriginal culture presented by the Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers-Riverlife Mirrabooka in the natural bushland of Kangaroo Point. Develop an awareness of the diverse aspects of contemporary Aboriginal culture by witnessing and participating in traditional song and dance passed down over many generations, primitive fire starting techniques, playing of Aboriginal musical instruments (such as didgeridoos) and listening to Indigenous educational talks that offer an insight into Aboriginal life and history of this ancient land.
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