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Bert Hinkler Park, Windsor

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by Cris (subscribe)
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Published March 31st 2021
Great Park in Wilston for children, families and groups
Bert Hinkler Park is located in Windsor and it has an amazing set of equipment for the fun of little children, an electric BBQ and a picnic area for family entertainment.

The playground is well shaded by a giant old tree and several small trees. It is well designed and it has also a sunshade, which offers protection from the sun when the trees are too far away.

Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Windsor
Playground at Bert Hinkler Park. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Playground equipment. Photo by Author.



Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Would not be a playground without the slide and a suspended walkway. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Playground equipment. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
The slide. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Table for picnic. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Electric BBQ and table. Photo by Author.


In the park, there is a hill and it is so much fun going to the top and then just running down at full speed.

Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
Hill on the park. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
The park is named after Bert Hinkler in his honour. Photo by Author.


There is also a trail which takes you to the Eildon Hill Reservoir. The trail is steep, it has loose stones, exposed rocks and it is very rugged. You must have appropriate footwear to walk the trail.

Bert Hinkler Park, Eildon Hill Reservoir
Trail to the Eildon Hill Reservoir.


Along the trail, you see the pipe transporting water into the suburbs from the water reservoir.

Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
The water pipe from the water reservoir. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston
The trail is very rugged. Wear appropriate footwear. Photo by Author.


Keep walking uphill and you see a wall with graffiti.

Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
The graffiti wall. Photo by Author.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Windsor, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
The concrete platform. Photo by Author.


A set of stairs takes you up to the water reservoir.

Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
Photo by Author.



View from the lookout on top of Eildon Hill Reservoir. On a clear day, Flinders Peak is visible and the Barney Group too.


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
View from the lookout. Photo by Author.


If you haven't pack your picnic, descend from Eildon Hill Reservoir, return to Bert Hinkler Park and head to Wilston Village.

Here is Alcove Cafe and Deli serving coffee and food. It is only 650 m away from Bert Hinkler Park.

Focused on bringing Wilston the best local produce from the South East Queensland area, Alcove Cafe and Deli is sure to delight you with their delicious speciality coffee and fantastic food.

Alcove Cafe and Deil can be found at 92B Kedron Brook Road, Wilston it is open 6 am till 1 pm 7 days a week (but close early on Public Holidays).
Bert Hinkler Park, Wilston Village, Alcove Cafe and Deli, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
Wilston Village. Photohttps://www.facebook.com/alcovecafeanddeli/photos/3762727137139997



About Bert Hinkler

Herbert John Louis Hinkler was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, (8 December 1892 7 January 1933), better known as Bert Hinkler, he was a pioneer Australian aviator and inventor.

Hinkler made his name as a solo pilot and navigator with various long-distance flights and air races. He became the first person to fly solo from England to Australia.

Hinkler would smash many records and became one of the greatest aviators in Australian history.

Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
Bert Hinkler. Photo fromhttps://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/aviator-bert-hinklers-first-solo-flight-in-1928-smashed-england-to-australia-flying-record/news-story/8a3ef0b39024a3887fa7b3e59689e4a4


Bert Hinkler Park, Bert Hinkler playground, Wilston, Eildon Hill Reservoir,
Bert Hinkler Park. Photo by Author.


Reference.

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/council-venues-and-precincts/parks/parks-by-suburb/windsor-parks

https://alcovecafe.com.au

www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/aviator-bert-hinklers-first-solo-flight-in-1928-smashed-england-to-australia-flying-record/news-story/8a3ef0b39024a3887fa7b3e59689e4a4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Hinkler

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Where: 87A Main Ave, Wilston QLD 4051
Your Comment
I'm pleased to read you article Cris. For 35 years I have been recording Australia's aviation memorials and this one is new to me. Apart from that it is a great article particularly the walk.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2133) 17 days ago
Thank you Neil.
The Bert Hinkler Park was dedicated to the aviator because there was a aeronautical club in the area of Windsor, but I could not find many information about it.
by Cris (score: 1|57) 15 days ago
A wonderfully written article. Thank you.
by bmwis (score: 1|27) 4 days ago
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