Brisbane City Council is transforming Victoria Park / Barrambin into an iconic parkland with something for everyone. Take a look at what's planned for the future in the Draft Master Plan​ as well as exciting new projects in the park.

Victoria Park / Barrambin is open for Brisbane residents and visitors to explore and is a natural retreat and urban park for adventure, discovery and reconnection. There is already so much to see and do with 64 hectares of open space, rolling green hills and expansive city views to enjoy.

For upcoming events check out ‘What’s On’ at Victoria Park / Barrambin.

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Come along to the free Discovery Day event in the park, including live music, food trucks and activities for children. 

Council is progressing exciting new projects at Victoria Park / Barrambin, including a new space for outdoor activities. Find out more.

There’s so much to see and do in the park, from seasonal events to our Active and Healthy program.

Try out the park's new augmented reality game for kids. Scan the QR code in the park to download the free Magical Park app. Find out more.

Discover Victoria Park / Barrambin's top picnic spots with city views. Find out more.

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Things to see and do

There’s plenty to see and do at Victoria Park / Barrambin. Enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate while connecting with family and friends in nature.

Take a dip at the heritage-listed Centenary Pool on the Spring Hill side, have a hit of tennis or take your dog off-leash in the fenced area near the Gundoo Memorial Grove. Plan your next trip with a range of activities and seasonal events on offer:

What's on events calendar

Park activities

Augmented reality experience

Experience Victoria Park / Barrambin like never before with the Magical Park augmented reality game for children. Find the QR code located on signage near the Victoria Park Function Centre (Herston Road entry) and download the free Magical Park mobile app.

Magical Park is a free mobile app that uses Augmented Reality (AR) to turn Victoria Park / Barrambin into a digital playground.

Children will be able to choose from a variety of games and see a virtual world through their device. Recommended for ages 6-11 years.

The game is geofenced to a safe location within the park and cannot be played outside of the park.

Nature Wellness Trails

Take a moment to connect with nature, reflect and relax with our new ‘Go Slow for a Mo’ Nature Wellness Trails. The trail signs guide you through exercises to provide meaningful moments in nature to help make you healthier and happier. You will find four rejuvenation zones across the park:

  • Nature Wellness Rejuvenation Zone connecting you with nature to increase health, energy and sense of wellbeing. Located in the grove of gum trees next to the Herston busway station
  • Transformative Trees Rejuvenation Zone supporting your physical and mental health by appreciating the impressive trees in Victoria Park / Barrambin. Located next to the large jacaranda tree in the centre of the park
  • Country Connection Rejuvenation Zone connecting you to the Aboriginal lands of Victoria Park / Barrambin. Located at York’s Hollow waterhole at the end of Gilchrist Avenue
  • Awe and Appreciation Rejuvenation Zone providing you with meaningful moments in nature that expand the senses and increase wellbeing. Located near the top of the driving range, overlooking the city skyline.

Each zone is marked by a welcome sign. Scan the QR code on the sign to access easy-to-follow audio instructions for a short sensory exercise designed to support your physical and mental health.

Perfect picnic spots

Victoria Park / Barrambin has plenty of hidden picnic spots. From the tops of the hills with stunning city vistas to the tree-lined gullies and waterholes, there are plenty of spots to lay a picnic blanket and relax. You could:

  1. Bask in the shade of the magnificent jacaranda in the tree-lined gully running through the middle of the park.
  2. Hike the hills dotted across the park for sweeping city views.
  3. Grab supplies at Kelvin Grove Urban Village and head to the Kelvin Grove corner of the park, just off Victoria Park Road.
  4. Relax by a waterhole along York’s Hollow, located at the end of Gilchrist Avenue.
  5. Take in the sunset from the Spring Hill side of the park with access and parking along Gregory Terrace.

Dog walker's paradise

Victoria Park / Barrambin has more than 10 kilometres of paths and tracks to walk your four-legged friends along, and a dog park on the Spring Hill side behind Centenary Pool to let them run free.

When not in the dog park, keep your dog on a lead to protect the native wildlife and clean up after your dog.

Bistro, function centre and golf (putt putt and driving range)

Enjoy a game of putt putt golf or check out the driving range. There's also the bistro for dining with city views and function centre. Find out more.

Getting there

Bus

Victoria Park / Barrambin is well-serviced by buses via the Inner Northern Busway.  Nearest stops are Herston and Kelvin Grove.  Visit the Translink website for more information.

Walking and cycling

The park also has a range of walking and bike paths from the northside and the city. Use the Cycling Brisbane bikeway map to plan your next ride. 

Parking

Parking is available onsite via the entrance at Herston Road.  On-street parking is also available along Herston Road, Gilchrist Avenue and Gregory Terrace.

Booking an outdoor space

Victoria Park / Barrambin has a variety of greenspace available for hire to suit private gatherings, commercial activations, and public spaces to host small and large scale community festivals and events, concerts, outdoor movies and sporting activations.

To enquire about booking a space, submit an online booking and enquiry form and a member of the events team will contact you.

For general enquiries, or if you're interested in using the park for a weekly yoga class, Personal Training Session or Mother's Group, please contact us via email.

All activities must meet the conditions of entry. If you are unsure if your plans meet the conditions of entry, submit an online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you.

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About Victoria Park / Barrambin

Victoria Park / Barrambin  is 64 hectares of open space in Brisbane’s inner city, spanning across Herston, Kelvin Grove and Spring Hill. Brisbane City Council is tranforming the parkland into an iconic destination, showcasing its rich cultural heritage and unique natural features.

In 2019, the Lord Mayor announced the park would be transformed into an inner-city sanctuary for residents and visitors. You can find out more about what's planned for the park in the Draft Master Plan.

Victoria Park / Barrambin has played a significant role in Brisbane’s history. The site was an important meeting and camping place for Aboriginal people who came from all over South-East Queensland for corroborees.

The park was gazetted as a reserve for recreation in 1875 and was a site for brickmaking and timber-felling industries. It was also Brisbane’s first municipal rubbish dump.

During World War II the park was home to hundreds of American soldiers based in Brisbane, with these houses later used for social housing for displaced residents.

Victoria Park / Barrambin remains the largest inner-city parkland in Brisbane with a new history unfolding as it transforms into a uniquely Brisbane destination.

History of Barrambin

Barrambin (meaning ‘windy place’) and Walan / Woolan (meaning ‘bream’) comprised the areas now known as Herston and Bowen Hills. The land was undulating, with hills punctuated by a chain of waterholes and gullies. Barrambin and Walan were meeting and gathering places for groups travelling to and from other parts of South East Queensland, as well as dance and corroboree sites, and hunting and fishing lands for local Aboriginal people of Brisbane. The area now contained within Victoria Park / Barrambin was an extensive Aboriginal camp and is a significant European contact and cultural site.

In 2008, Victoria Park was given the dual name of Barrambin following engagement with the local Turrbal group .

Brisbane just keeps getting better. Victoria Park / Barrambin is Brisbane's biggest new park and it's got something for everyone.

 

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.