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Take a walking tour to learn the secrets of Spring Hill
Get up close and learn the stories behind some of Brisbane's best inner-city landmarks while embarking on the History on the Hill walking tours.
This two-hour interactive walking tour takes in the intriguing history of one of Brisbane's oldest and inner-city suburbs, Spring Hill.
The tour is rich in highlights which include: A trek up the steep steps of Jacob's Ladder – a pedestrian staircase beside the World War 2 air rade shelter and King Edward Park.
Brisbane's oldest building, the heritage-listed Old Windmill on Wickham Terrace, built by convict labour in the Moreton Bay penal settlement.
Re-trace the footsteps of the controversial Rugby Union Springboks tour and anti-apartheid riots of the 1970s.
The area is also the site of the 1855 execution of an indigenous man named Dunalli, for his complicity in the murder of several people at North Pine. Dunalli was hung at the Post Office and the slopes of Wickham-terrace were lined by indigenous people of the Bribie and Brisbane tribes.
To learn more about these and other fascinating stories, why not take the History on the Hill tour for yourself.
This 4-kilometre tour leaves from Level 3 of Brisbane's City Hall at 10:30 am every second Tuesday and Saturday and requires two weeks notice of booking. A minimum of four and a maximum of 12 confirmed adult or concession participants are needed to confirm the booking. Tickets can be booked here and cost $25 for adults and $20 for concessions.
Please note that the tour suits guests of moderate fitness levels and abilities and includes uneven terrain, staircases and moderate uphill walking.
So, get to know a little more about Brisbane and its past on the History on the Hill tour.