Wynnum | Local bike riding, cafes and seaside fun

Wynnum may be known for its bayside beauty, but Brisbane’s charming seaside suburb has more than meets the eye. So, whether you’re hunting for top-notch coffee, a place to drink and dine, or something to keep the kids entertained, Wynnum and surrounds have you covered.

Discover wartime secrets at Fort Lytton

Take a trip back in time and learn about the city’s wartime history at Fort Lytton – a heritage-listed military fort on the banks of the Brisbane River. Take a free guided tour, catch a historical re-enactment, picnic on the riverbank or witness the firing of the cannons. For something a little different, head down after dark to hear wartime tales in the theatrical light and sound show, Fort Lytton at Night. 

Tip: It's best to check the Fort Lytton Historic Military Precinct website beforehand for updated opening times, guided tours and show bookings.

Cafe and bar hopping in Wynnum

If good coffee is part of your morning ritual, start your day with a brew from one of the many local cafes just a stone’s throw from the Wynnum Foreshore. For the early birds, Frankie’s Coffee Bar is the place to go, offering single-origin coffee, as well a range of hot and cold thirst-quenchers and treats. Afterward, soak up the fresh air with a walk along the esplanade and famous Wynnum Jetty. Whale Park has a kid-friendly splash park, while the popular Wynnum Wading Pool is the perfect place to cool off on those hot summer days. After a busy day exploring, relax with a drink in hand at Cedar and Pine Bar – a cool bayside bar serving tapas and share plates with a stunning outdoor garden.

Go off-road and try your hand at BMX

Want to get the adrenaline pumping? Feel the need for speed at the Bayside BMX Club at Wynnum West. They have beginner and advanced BMX coaching, as well as weekly race nights in the warmer months. The big kids aren’t the only ones who get to have all the fun here, with the club catering for riders two years and above.

But wait, there's more!

Brisbane’s suburbs are packed with local hangouts and hidden secrets. Plan your next day out with inspiration from our Brisbetter Explore page and discover more to see and do close to home.

Editor's note: The featured content in Brisbane Explore is created to inspire residents and visitors to buy local as part of our city’s Economic Recovery Plan. Brisbane City Council disclaims any relationship with, or endorsement of, businesses featured in this video. 

We will continue to add new places to explore as we grow our Brisbane Explore hub, so please come back to visit new places soon and please share your favourite local haunts on Instagram using #Brisbetter. 

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