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Fort Lytton National Park

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Address: Lytton Road | Lytton, Brisbane, Queensland 4178, Australia
Phone Number: 61412572326
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Fort Lytton is Queensland's foremost military exhibit, with extensive...

Fort Lytton is Queensland's foremost military exhibit, with extensive historic fortifications, Queensland's largest military museum and regular military re-enactments. Admission, guided tours and parking are all free on Sundays and most public holidays. It's a great day out for everyone, from families to serious historians.

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Best to do a guided tour so as to appreciate what went on here way back. How the Brisbane river was mined and the technology used back then was ingenious. Lots of interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best to do a guided tour so as to appreciate what went on here way back. How the Brisbane river was mined and the technology used back then was ingenious. Lots of interesting displays to see and there is a shop & toilets available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A little bit of history in Brisbane. The fort is open most Sundays to the public. Great for photoshoots and wandering around, stay out of the long grass or get eaten by snakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went there with my young family a few months ago. The real value of this place are the volunteers that come with you along the way and tell you all about it. Gold coin donation for a stunning attraction. Plenty of space for the children to run and even good if you have a pram. There is also a pinic... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went as a family with 2 children, and I highly recommend that you join the guided tours that run several times throughout the day. It is all run by volunteers and the entrance & tour fees are by donation. At this stage, they are only open publicly on Sundays only, however by appointment on other days of the week.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My husband & I had a great time at Fort Lytton National Park. We took the tour which is free and cannot praise it enough. The gentleman that took the tour was very interesting and very informative. We both learnt so much about the Fort and its purpose during the war years and beyond. There was several children there on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

if you have the time go out here to see the old bunkers.There are also some on Bribe Island if you want to look at them too..Brisbane was well looked after during the war. The bunker at the mouth of the river to stop the enemy come up..has loads of History too..

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent 1hr Visit, great for photography. Like walking through a museum. Interesting but simple exhibits on Brisbane history and a fantastic section with the old buildings, 100+ yr old stone buildings. Even the kids enjoyed it!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The volunteers who look after this historic site do an incredible job. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting. A very important part of Australia's history. A great place to visit if you're not in a hurry.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We went in winter last year on a Sunday morning and apparently that's the time when a very dedicated tour guide give his talks. We learned a lot of technical details about the historical weaponry, especially the canons, and the way the harbour was to be secured in case the Japanese were invading. Fascinating history displays and detailed descriptions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Visited this historical site on a Sunday afternoon just after the last tour. We were lucky enough that one of the volunteers offered to show us over the site. The information was provided in a friendly manner catering for all age groups. The young boys in our group were given special attention and allowed some hands on experience with the... More 

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