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Go Back in Time—events calendar

\"Fort Lytton at Night". Photos: Steven Browne, Queensland Government; Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

The Go Back in Time program offers exciting and innovative ways to visit and experience some of the premier heritage sites in Moreton Bay. For further information, please contact Fort Lytton National Park on (07) 3393 4647 or email .

Events in Fort Lytton National Park
Event Activity description Times available Run by Duration Cost

"Fort Lytton at Night"

A lost story from the Great War

Download the promotional flyer (PDF, 323K)

A unique promenade theatre performance, using sound and light, to bring the colonial fortifications to life. At the same time, you will be transported back in time and around the world, following the story of decorated WWI hero, Raymond Augustus Stanley (born and bred in Brisbane, who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front).

Dates and times available provided upon booking.

Bookings essential, call (07) 3393 4647.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)

 75 mins 

Adult: $30

Concession: $25

Groups of 15+: $25

Not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Bookings essential, call (07) 3393 4647. 

Fort Lytton 1918 Commemorative Tours “Captain Harris Reminisces” This powerful in-role interpretation recalls the experiences of the Australian Imperial Force as they travelled around the world to Gallipoli and on to the Western Front. Hear the unique story of the role played in this period by Fort Lytton and Lytton Quarantine Station, the two sites that make up the National Park. 10:30am to 12:00pm Wed 10 & Tue 16 Jan. Plus ANZAC Day 25 April. QPWS 90 min

Adult: $6

Concession: $3

Bookings essential, call (07) 3393 4647.

Sunday visits to fort ruins, quarantine station and museums

Let our guides take you through the historic ruins of Fort Lytton. Hear the stories that make this place special.

Morning and afternoon tea available.

Between 10am and 4pm Sundays and most public holidays, starting Sunday 21 Jan 2018.

First tour at 10.30am and last tour at 1.45pm.

Fort Lytton Historical Association 90 mins Free
Weekday visits to fort ruins, quarantine station and museums

Let our guides take you through the historic ruins of Fort Lytton. Hear the stories that make this place special.

Morning and afternoon tea available.

Weekdays open for groups by appointment only.

Contact Fort Lytton National Park on (07) 3393 4647 for further information.

Fort Lytton Historical Association or QPWS rangers 90 mins

Adult: $6.65

Child: $3.65

Concession: $3.65

Family: $20.90

Cannon firing Hear the big guns roar as the historic 64 pounder and 6 pounder cannons are fired.

4 Feb, 22 Apr, 6 May, 9 & 10 Jun, 5 Aug, 13 & 14 Oct, 11, Nov and 2 Dec.

Firings at 11am, 1pm & 2pm.

Colonial re-enactment groups from Brisbane Garrison Battery and “A” Battery Queensland Permanent Artillery. N/A Free (apart from 9 & 10 June History Alive, more information below).

Holiday program 2018: Holding the Fort!

Set in and around a real historic fort, Holding the Fort! is a hands-on activity-based program run by professional actors, using drama to engage children in real learning and great fun.

10am to 12.30pm

April: 3, 4, 5, & 10, 11, 12.

July: 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12.

Sept: 25, 26, 27.

Oct: 2, 3, 4.

QPWS 2 hr 30 min

$9.35 per child

Bookings essential, call (07) 3393 4647.

History Alive

History Alive is a multi-period re-enactment event presented by the Queensland Living History Federation.

History Alive is a unique timeline event, with re-enactment and living history groups from the Roman Legions through to the Vietnam Era and everything in-between.

So come and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the past in one of Brisbane's best kept secrets.

9.30 am to 4.30 pm

June: 9 & 10.

The Queensland Living History Federation (Inc)

Two day event

Family (2 adults and up to 4 children):
Day pass: $50
Weekend pass: $70

Day pass: $20
Weekend pass: $30

School age children:
Day pass: $15
Weekend pass: $20

Day pass: $15
Weekend pass: $20

Children under 5:

Groups of 15+: group rates available

Tickets available online at History Alive

Brisbane Open House Fort Lytton Military Precinct (1881 to 1963) and Lytton Quarantine Station (1915 to 1990) open for inspection, with stationed guides and cannon firings.

10:00am to 04:00pm

Sat 13 and Sun 14 Oct 2018.

QPWS and Fort Lytton Historical Association

All day


Activities in St Helena Island National Park
Activity Activity description Times available Boat trip Run by Duration Cost
Commercial tours Commercial operators run day and night trips to St Helena Island. All guides are accredited by QPWS.

Bookings required.

For all information including prices call:

Brisbane Bay Tours—0431 332 468.

Brisbane Cruises—(07) 3630 2666 or 0407 500 843.

Cat o’ Nine Tails Cruises—1300 438 787.

Kayak Brisbane—0400 164 471

Yes Commercial guides N/A Price on application
Ranger guided tour of St Helena Island Guided tour of the prison ruins, buildings, museum and cemeteries.

Ranger guided tours Saturdays and Sundays when rangers are available. For further information call (07) 3393 4647.

Exact time weather dependent.
No* QPWS ranger 90 mins

Adult: $8.05

Child: $3.65

Concession: $3.65

Family: $23.00

* Ranger guided tours of St Helena Island: visitors must provide own transport to the island.

Last updated
13 September 2018