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“Fantastic experience. Great tours with a wealth of knowledge”

Fort Lytton National Park
Ranked #64 of 339 things to do in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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“Fantastic experience. Great tours with a wealth of knowledge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Had a terrific morning at Lytton National Park. Best time to visit is the first Sunday of every month to get the greatest value out of your trip here as the society fire the artillery cannons. The park opens at 10am. Suggestively get to the park at 10am which will give you time to see the museum and have a coffee before the tour (which starts at 10:30am). The society members will give you a brief history of the park and fort as well as the artillery used. The tour will then leave to watch the cannons fire at 11am and then the tour continues going through the park until 12:30pm. The tour itself is free but the society asks for a gold coin donation which is definitely worth it. Staff are very pleasant and knowledgeable, parking is available onsite and you will need to set aside about 3 hours to see the attraction.

Visited February 2014
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Ravenshoe, Australia
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“Fascinating history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Well maintained grounds and fascinating exhibits. Loved exploring all the corridors and rooms in the old fort.

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Go here for the annual History Alive weekend!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

History Alive - happens once a year. Historical re-enactment weekend. So much fun for families. Get into it. Dress up and watch everyone cause mischief!! They always do a cannon ball at the end of the festival too! Who knew this was on our doorstep!! Love it.

Visited May 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Go there Queens Birthday Week End!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

My partner and I went a couple of years ago to the History Alive and had a ball... My daughter went with her hubby and 6 kids and we all were thoroughly enthralled by it all...Who knew what was on our very own doorstep? You must go!!!

Visited June 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Great for boys - old & young”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

its a peaceful place that was very interesting for war history buffs old and young. The fortifications dated pre- WWI which were fun for the boys to run around. The disappearing guns were really innovative and date from 1880's.

it was perfect weather for a picnic too. It's only opened on a Sunday but there was only a handful of people there when we went there. Its the last turnoff heading north before the gateway bridge and only a short trip from bay side suburb of Manly. The kids enjoyed the morse code computer
only problem better signage for toilets

Visited September 2013
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