Uncover The Hidden Gems Of South Brisbane
If you're looking for an area with a rich and varied history, look no further than South Brisbane. From penal colony to cultural hotspot, this area has seen it all.
On this walking tour, you'll explore the landmarks and landscapes that tell the story of how South Brisbane has changed over the past two centuries. You'll learn about the Aboriginal people who lived here before Europeans arrived in 1824 and how they clashed with the newcomers. You'll see how convicts turned the south shore into a fertile farm and bustling port, using a giant tree trunk as a wharf. You'll see how South Brisbane became the hub of Queensland's economy in the 1800s, with steamships, railways and industry. You'll discover how South Bank became a city in its own right in 1888, with its own council and identity. You'll taste how European migrants brought their tastes and cultures to South Brisbane after World War II. And you'll see how the South Bank has been transformed by the Queensland Cultural Centre and Expo'88, and is now home to Australia's only inner-city beach.
This walk takes you to the hidden gems of South Brisbane, where you'll discover the secrets of its past and present.
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Enjoy a connected trip that shows you 23 hidden gems, their fascinating stories and secrets, and handy features like audio guides, maps and nearby hotels.
There are two easy ways to start your adventure: