Nostalgic Stroll Through Nundah Heritage Trail

Nostalgic Stroll Through Nundah Heritage Trail takes you on a journey through Nundah, discovering events that have shaped the area including:

  • Nundah’s early European settlement
  • the impact of World War II on Nundah
  • Queensland’s early pineapple industry in Nundah.

Download the trail information, and view the map online:

Nostalgic Stroll Through Nundah Heritage Trail map and table

There are 18 points of interest on the Nostalgic Stroll Through Nundah Heritage Trail. The trail starts at Toombul Shire Hall, before heading along Sandgate Road to the Royal Hotel, then to the Nundah Baby Clinic, and passing Nundah State School. It then moves towards Nundah Fire Station and Nundah Cemetery before concluding at Toombul shopping centre.

For more information about each place of interest, download the Nostalgic Stroll Through Nundah Heritage Trail brochure in your preferred format. The brochure map includes additional information on the locations of public transport, public toilets and access for people with limited mobility along the heritage trail route. Some parts of this trail are steep and may not be easily accessible for people with limited mobility.

Use the Google Map and information boxes to follow the Heritage Trail. Alternatively, you can use the heritage trail table below, which includes the places of interest number, name, location and description. The starting point of the trail (on the map) is marked with a ‘person’ icon.

Map of Nostalgic Stroll Through Heritage Trail points of interest including columns with number, name, address and description.
Number Name Address Description
1. Toombul Shire Hall 1141 Sandgate Road Constructed in 1891 for the Toombul Divisional Board municipal offices.
2. Sandgate Road Sandgate Road Road used by Cobb & Co. carriages between Brisbane and Sandgate.
3. Royal Hotel 1259 Sandgate Road The Royal Hotel was built in 1888.
4. Imperial Picture Pavilion 1279 - 1285 Sandgate Road Opened in 1918 and originally showed silent films before being demolished in 1965.
5. First Free Settlers Monument Cnr Sandgate Road and Nundah Bypass Tunnel The monument celebrates the arrival of the first free European settlers in Queensland at Nundah.
6. Nundah Air Raid Shelter Cnr Sandgate Road and Wood Street Constructed in 1942 due to the possibility of Japanese bombing raids which Brisbane remarkably escaped.
7. Nundah Baby Clinic 10 Chapel Street Built in 1934 to provide babies and new mothers with health care.
8. The Salvation Army Hall 11 Boyd Street Constructed in 1952, after the previous hall was destroyed in a cyclone in 1948.
9. Nundah State School 41 Bage Street Nundah State School was established in 1865.
10. Tufnell Home Orphanage End of Dalziel Street The Tufnell Home orphanage operated from 1901 to 1970s.
11. Corpus Christi Catholic Church 65 Bage Street The Corpus Christi Catholic Church is one of the best examples of Romanesque Revival architecture in Queensland.
12. Nundah Memorial Park 133 Buckland Road Dedicated to the men and women from the district that fought in World War I and II.
13. Nundah Fire Station 9 Union Street The Fire Station in Nundah was built in 1936.
14. Pineapples Buckland Road Pineapples were first introduced to Queensland by German missionaries and grown in Nundah from 1838.
15. Zion Hill In the vicinity of Hedley Avenue and Walkers Way Site of the first free European settlement, several kilometres away from the penal settlement at Moreton Bay.
16. Aboriginal History 40 Hedley Avenue ‘Nundah’ is believed to come from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘a chain of waterholes’.
17. Nundah Cemetery 86 Hedley Avenue Established in the 1840s, Nundah Cemetery is the oldest surviving cemetery in Queensland.
18. Toombul shopping centre 1015 Sandgate Road Opened in 1967, Toombul shopping centre was the first shopping centre built in Queensland with air-conditioning.


Last updated: 9 January 2023

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