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5 Heritage Sites To Visit- Brisbane

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published January 13th 2015
Visit historical and heritage sites
Get in touch with local history and culture as you experience new places as well as learning with these free Brisbane Heritage sites.

1. Boondall Wetlands
When: Monday- Sunday: 8:30am-4pm
Where: 31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall
Details: Long before Brisbane became Brisbane, it was Mian-jin to the original Indigenous people. Learn about this amazing Aboriginal cultural heritage. This is perfect for the kids too! They can follow the trail and spot out the cast aluminium totems that are filled with interesting information about the wetlands. This is the perfect place to explore the tracks, boardwalk and bikeway, wildlife spotting including bird watching and of course enjoying a picnic too!

2. Fort Lytton National Park
When: every Sunday : 10am-4pm
Where: South Street, Lytton
Details: Fort Lytton is a coastal fortification that was built in 1881 and was served as Brisbane's first line of defence from 1881 to 1930's, making it one of the Heritage Sites to visit! There is a cannon firing every first Sunday of the month, tunnels and passages to be explored, large military vehicles and equipment, gunposts, museum, guided tours are available and there is a lovely picnic spot too.



3. Brisbane City Hall
When: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm & Saturday- Sunday: 9am-5pm
Where: 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Details: Built in the 1920's, this heritage listed building has plenty of interesting things to see and do. There is a free guided tour of the building, take a ride up the City Hall Clock Tower, enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe and visit the Museum of Brisbane...

4. Anzac Square
When: All year round.
Where: Between Ann & Adelaide Streets, Brisbane
Details: This is definitely worth a visit. This Queensland Heritage-Listed Square is a memorial to armed service men and women and its main focal point is the Shrine of Remembrance. There is also a crypt and war-related statues. This is the perfect 'time-out' spot from the busy city or the perfect relaxing spot to have a picnic.

5. Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Parliament House & Old Government House
When: Botanic Gardens: Monday- Sunday: 8am-5:30pm, Parliament House: Monday- Friday: 9am-4:45pm & Old Government House: Monday- Sunday (closed Saturday): 10am-4pm
Where: Gardens Point, Brisbane
Details: The Botanic Gardens are recognised for their historical and cultural significance dating back to 1828- they are the living museum of plant collections. The Parliament House - still home to the State Parliament welcomes visitors to see the historic public building, where you can learn about the history and functions of Parliament. Old Government House is a glimpse back to early colonial times with a variety of interesting displays with interactive exhibits.

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Why? Experience Brisbane's Historical sites as you learn new things...
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Cost: Free
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And don't forget you can have a free tour of many of these sites with a Brisbane Greeter. Book atwww.brisbanegreeters.com.au.
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