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Fort Lytton National Park

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Kiss Carson has several published fantasy romance novellas. She enjoys travelling and writing, and it seemed a great idea to put the two together. Visit her blog: www.kisscarson.blogspot.com.au
Published April 30th 2017
Canons and weapons and picnics - Oh my
free family outing, Port of Brisbane, military museum, picnic lunch, canons
Welcome to Fort Lytton

Fancy a bit of military history? Fancy looking at a canon or two? Then Fort Lytton National Park is the place for you.

Right by the river
Open every Sunday only from 10.00-4.00pm, this glorious piece of Brisbane's history is a great place to visit with the family. Perched on the edge of the Brisbane River and right opposite the Brisbane Airport, you can sit and watch the huge tankers come and go and marvel at the planes taking off and landing.

This national park could well be one of Brisbane's best kept secrets.

The park is maintained and managed by volunteers from the Fort Lytton Historical Association and the association runs guided tours of Fort Lytton on Sundays and most public holidays. You are greeted at the front gate by one of the many friendly volunteers dressed in army uniforms and given a self guiding trail booklet so you can see the park at your own leisure.

The highlights are the various museums scattered around the park which include very informative and interesting information, including the amazing exhibits such as canons, old military equipment, medals and newspaper clippings. You can walk through tunnels and even sit on a canon and feel what it must have been like to keep watch over Brisbane many years ago.

Entry into the park is FREE. You can see everything within the National Park without paying a cent, so make sure you visit the canteen and buy a drink, or lunch, or a snack because all proceeds go straight back to Fort Lytton.

Recommendations: Make a day of it. Take a picnic lunch and sit by the river. Follow the self guiding trail map and you won't miss a thing.
 
The volunteers are very proud of their military heritage and you can
Brisbane River, Fort Lytton, free family fun,
Canons anyone?
see it in their expressions as they talk about Fort Lytton and it's place within Brisbane history.

History Alive is held at Fort Lytton National Park on June 10-11 2017. I've been before and it's fantastic!

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Where: Lytton Road, Brisbane
Cost: Free
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