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Fort Lytton National Park

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Address: Lytton Road | Lytton, Brisbane, Queensland 4178, Australia
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+61 412 572 326
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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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Great day at Fort Lytton

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out at Forty Lytton. The 2 hour guided tour was excellent with one of the volunteers providing a great insight into the past. Would definitely... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Craig O
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out at Forty Lytton. The 2 hour guided tour was excellent with one of the volunteers providing a great insight into the past. Would definitely recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We are locals and absolutely enjoyed the experience of walking through some history of our home city. We recommend doing the two hour guided tour rather than walking around on your own. Our guide, Graham, was so informative and friendly and it made it all the more enjoyable. We plan to go back again on a Sunday when the cannons... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

You have to be a real Brisbane history buff to make this trip worth your wile - discover how the early settlers opened up this area

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Thank Michael S
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Fort Lytton National Park includes the old Fort and Quarantine Station. The Fort was built in 1881 and was used as a defence for Brisbane up until WWII. We took a guided tour (which is free but you can leave a well deserved donation). I would really recommend a visit and tour to Fort Lytton - a very important part... More 

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Thank Louisa M
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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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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Thank KarolaRS
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 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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Thank Elena S
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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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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Reviewed 22 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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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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