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Brisbane - Fort Lytton National Park
Near the mouth of the Brisbane River lie the remains of Fort Lytton, one of several coastal fortifications built along Australia’s coast before federation to safeguard shipping lanes and ports from possible enemy raids.
classic example of a coastal fortress was surrounded by a water-filled moat,
and its heavy armaments were concealed behind grassy ramparts connected by
underground passages. After World War II, the fort had outlived its usefulness
and fell into disrepair until Ampol took over the site in 1963. The fort became
a national park in 1988 and today protects this important link with our military
gun firing demonstrations and military re-enactments. Check with the ranger
about likely dates.
Fort Lytton is 15km from central Brisbane at Lytton on the southern bank of the Brisbane River.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)