St Mary's Church at Kangaroo Point is the embarkation point for this WWI memorial journey, which visits many different styles of war memorials, including the memorial chapel in the church. The East Brisbane memorial in Mowbray Park was the first community memorial in Queensland. Balmoral has both an avenue of trees and a memorial grandstand in Memorial Park. Travel past the Tingalpa memorial en route to the Manly soldier statue and observe the Cleveland memorial before embarking on the trip across Moreton Bay to Dunwich.... more
If you wish to take the trip to North Stradbroke Island a booking on vehicular ferry is recommended, remembering to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time. Walk-on passengers are welcome without bookings, or take a water taxi. A local bus service can transport you around the island. An overnight stay is recommended on Stradbroke Island.... less
|Duration||2 Days||Itinerary Type||Land
|Distance||55 Kilometres||Itinerary Route||One Way
|Mode of Travel||Boat|
|Level of Difficulty||Unrated|
An altar in the Warrior's Chapel at St Mary's Church, Kangaroo Point is dedicated to Queensland's first registered female doctor, Dr Lilian Cooper, who was awarded the order of St Sava by the Serbian government for her service in Macedonia during WWI.
Continue towards the city and keep left. Drive under the Story Bridge and turn back towards East Brisbane along Shafston Avenue. After Wellington Road, turn left into Park Avenue, parking near the City Cat Terminal. Wander through Mowbray Park to the War Memorial. The soldier statue stands on a pedestal of Helidon sandstone which originally held four large leaded marble plates bearing the names of 520 WWI enlistments from the East Brisbane area.
From East Brisbane, continue along Lytton Road and then veer left into Hawthorne Road and on to the Memorial Park at Bulimba. Take a break at the tree lined café strip on Oxford Street. The trees once had plaques commemorating locals' war service and the nearby grandstand was built as a memorial. Continue along Lytton and Wynnum Roads to Tingalpa. Take the left turn at the intersection of Wynnum and Manly roads, noting the unusual painted Tingalpa soldier statue in the traffic island.
Travel along Wynnum Road to Preston Road and then on to Manly, where the soldier statue stands in Richard Russell Park. Relax over lunch at one of the many eating establishments further down Carlton Terrace. Then head back to Manly Road and east into Greencamp Road and drive to Cleveland.
The Cleveland War Memorial, a broken sandstone column with a carved rifle and laurel wreath, overlooks the intersection of Shore Street West and Passage Street. From Passage Street, turn left into Middle Street and head to the ferry terminal.
Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island is accessible by vehicular ferry or water taxi.
On arrival at Dunwich, the Dunwich Hall is on the right at the top of the hill on Ballow Street. It celebrated its centenary in 2013. Inside the hall is a WWI honour board donated by Thomas Welsby, businessman, politician and historian and Amity resident. The Dunwich war memorial is located in a park at the intersection of Parsons and Welsby Streets, a short walk from the ferry. Visit the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum in Welsby Street for more information. There is so much to see and do on Stradbroke, an overnight stay is recommended.
|Start from:||447 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169, Australia|
|End at:||State Route 23, Tingalpa QLD 4173, Australia|
|Start from:||State Route 23, Tingalpa QLD 4173, Australia|
|End at:||2 Welsby Street, Dunwich QLD 4183, Australia|
|Duration:||1 hour 20 mins|