Fort Lytton National Park Brisbane

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Things to do

    Image of the historic 64 pounder gun being fired.

    Hear the big guns roar as the historic 64 pounder is fired, see Go Back in Time events calendar

    Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

    Camping and accommodation


    To protect the cultural values of the site, camping is not permitted at Fort Lytton National Park.

    Other accommodation

    Brisbane offers a wide range of holiday accommodation. For more information see tourism information links.

    Guided tours and events

    The Go Back in Time program provides exciting and innovative ways to visit and experience some of the premier heritage sites in Moreton Bay. A wide range of activities and events are available, including annual festivals, cannon firings and guided tours of colonial prisons, forts and quarantine stations.

    The program has a strong educational focus, with many activities using theatre-in-education techniques designed to engage students' imagination. To ensure a high quality program, all school activities and tours are accredited and developed in conjunction with Education Queensland.

    Caltex Australia is a proud sponsor of the theatre-in-education programs at Fort Lytton National Park.

    Exploring Fort Lytton

    The fort is open every Sunday and most public holidays. You can walk around Fort Lytton with a guided tour or at your own pace. Fort Lytton is closed to the general public on weekdays but group tours can be arranged. Admission fees are payable for weekday tours.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    A picnic area is provided by the banks of the Brisbane River. If you plan to have a barbecue, please bring a portable gas barbecue, as open fires are not permitted in the park.

    Other things to do

    Visit the museum to discover more of Fort Lytton's stories and the exhibition ‘Going to the gums’, which tells the story of the Peel Island Lazaret. Fort Lytton National Park includes Lytton Quarantine Station.