Fort Lytton is an important historical site. Originally one of several coastal fortifications built in the 19th century to safeguard Australia’s ports and shipping lanes, it was used until the end of World War II for Brisbane’s defence against enemy forces. Concealed by grassy embankments linked via underground passages, the pentagonal fortress was once surrounded by a water-filled moat and is regarded as the birthplace of Queensland’s military history. The park is only open to the general public on Sundays and most public holidays from 10am to 4pm. A guided tour is included in the entry fee. The Go Back in Time program hosts a wide range of activities from the site, including annual festivals, cannon firings and guided tours of colonial prisons, forts and quarantine stations. Disabled Accessibility: There are disabled toilets on the site; however, the grass pathways are not easily accessible for strollers or wheelchairs.
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