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 Master Plan​ as well as exciting 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. You can also sign up to receive email updates.

Statutory consultation on the Local Government Infrastructure Designation (LGID) for Victoria Park / Barrambin is now closed. Council will consider all submissions and will publish a report summarising matters raised and how they have been addressed, as part of any decision to make a designation. Find out more.

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Explore the park’s Master Plan showcasing how the 64 hectares of greenspace will transform over the coming years.

Council is progressing exciting projects at Victoria Park / Barrambin, including an urban pump track and new space for outdoor activities. Find out more

Connect with family and friends and discover Victoria Park / Barrambin's top picnic spots with city views. Find out more.

There’s so much to see and do at Victoria Park / Barrambin, from seasonal events to our Active and Healthy program. Check what's on.

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Things to see and do in Victoria Park / Barrambin

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, wander through one of our walking trails 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:

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Victoria Park / Barrambin activities

Nature wellness trails

Take a moment to connect with nature, reflect and relax with our ‘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 can also enjoy the park with new picnic benches, shelters and barbeque facilities. 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 and take advantage of the new park furniture and picnic tables 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 putt putt mini golf and driving range

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

How to get to Victoria Park / Barrambin

Travelling by 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 at Victoria Park / Barrambin

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

Booking an outdoor space at Victoria Park / Barrambin

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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.

More general information

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 transforming 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 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. These houses were 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 unique 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 Victoria Park / Barrambin following engagement with the local Turrbal group.

Quick facts

How big is Victoria Park / Barrambin?

Victoria Park / Barrambin is a total size of 64 hectares of inner-city green space. The boundaries of the park stretch from the inner-city suburbs of Herston, Kelvin Grove and Spring Hill.

How close is the park to the city centre?

The park is located about 2.5 kilometres from the city centre.

What can you see from the park?

Victoria Park / Barrambin has views of  Mount Coot-tha, Red Hill, the Brisbane City skyline, the Brisbane Showgrounds and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

What plants and trees can be found in Victoria Park / Barrambin?

Victoria Park / Barrambin features a variety of natural greenery and vegetation. You’ll find jacarandas, fig trees, gum trees, eucalyptus trees and a range of other shade trees and vegetation. Gundoo Memorial Grove features a range of these native trees.

Brisbane just keeps getting better. Victoria Park / Barrambin is Brisbane's biggest inner-city parkland and it has 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.