Lytton Quarantine Station is a heritage-listed former quarantine station at 160 South Street, Lytton, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1913 to c. 1914. It is also known as Customs Reserve and Lytton Quarantine Complex and Animal Detention Centre. It is included within the Fort Lytton National Park. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 22 September 2000.
The Lytton Quarantine Station was established in 1913–1914, to accommodate newly arrived immigrants and persons considered to be at risk of causing infection to the general population.. Situated at an isolated location at the mouth of the Brisbane River, the place illustrates early 20th century attitudes to quarantine practices and the provision of quarantine facilities, and is important as part of a continuum of sites in and adjacent to Moreton Bay, used for quarantine purposes from 1844.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Bryce Deppeler | Feb 28, 2018
Nice day trip especially if they are firing the cannons. Nice to see the history of Brisbane preserved. While you can explore the grounds on your own, the tour is much better and you get to see and learn a lot more
William Radley | Jan 25, 2018
Fantastic place to visit that has an exhibition of wartime vehicles and firing of the canons. Friendly staff and well kept area. A must see for all who enjoy nostalgic events
Sean Neate | Dec 12, 2017
Good place to visit with family. Has guided tours and reenactments. Shows Brisbane and Qlds history since white settlement. Many clubs use the facilities for events so you never know what else you might see. Canons are fired so people sensitive to noise need to be aware.
Tombo Jones | Jan 24, 2018
Great place to visit and have a walk around. The only extra thing it could it a few more shady spots to have a sit down.
Stephen Paice | Jul 9, 2017
Well run place with friendly and informative staff who can give you some background and history to the place. Should you choose to you can also just roam around on your own and check out the fort and guns. It's a great little hidden gem with some interest history. If you go on the right weekends you can also see (and hear) them firing the guns. Great fun for families and a good way to connect with some local military history. Recommended!
James Doyle | Mar 7, 2018
Good day out. Worth going on a day they fire the cannons. There are snakes in the area too.
Keith Perry | Jun 12, 2018
Always a fantastic day. Grandchildren enjoyed the fighting, jousting, uniforms, guns & cannons. Can't wait until next time. We all enjoyed coffee & food at Cafe Cartel Van. All loved seeing the cruise ship pass by at sunset.To all involved in the set up & organisation - keep up the good work.
Jason Gillespie | Apr 25, 2018
Awesome place! Did the Commemorative Tour on ANZAC Day and the guide did an amazing job describing the events of WW1. It really felt like he was recalling his own experience. And he stayed in character the whole day. A great day out and an amazing piece of Brisbane history!
Walesi Luí | Apr 26, 2018
Me and my.family came.here for Anzac day and we are so glad we did! Awesome piece of history to explore, kids loved it, does need a better track to walk on, especially for disabled people in wheel chairs. After having our own look around we joined the tour guide and I definitely highly recommend it! The guy who did the tour was epic at sharing the history of fort lytton place in WWII! His charisma and his deep theatricality made it so real!
Nick Gintrac | Jun 3, 2018
Kids really enjoyed visiting here. On a nice day it's a great place to come for a walk back in time.
Matthew Flannery | May 1, 2018
Great family day out. The guided tour was really interesting and informative. Thank you.
Anthony Marzullo | Jul 10, 2018
They local history information available to you there was mind blowing. Recommend this historical site for a visit.
B L | Aug 3, 2018
Amazing Brisbane historical site. Wonderful hands on and interactive displays of relics from the battle of Brisbane. Tours of the site are informative and interesting. I totally recommend families to go on a weekend visit and anyone who has an interest in military history.
Steven Kong | Aug 6, 2018
Cannon firing occurs once a month, and is worth visiting. Also good place to see the relics of past years and gain understanding of the history of Brisbane as a military outpost.
Tandra Smith | Jul 20, 2018
The family had a fantastic day out at Fort Lytton. We would definitely go back. The site showing artifects and military from days gone is amazing
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