Potter about Petrie Terrace Heritage Trail

Potter about Petrie Terrace Heritage Trail takes you on a journey through Petrie Terrace, with sites that have shaped the inner-city suburb, including:

  • Aboriginal history
  • the impact of the Great Depression and suburban overcrowding
  • the construction of notable landmarks including Lang Park, The Normanby Hotel and La Boite Theatre.

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Potter about Petrie Terrace Heritage Trail map and table

There are 18 points of interest on the 2.7 kilometre Potter about Petrie Terrace Heritage Trail. The trail starts at Lang Park, before heading along Caxton Street to the Ithaca Playground, then to the Normanby Hotel, and passing Princess Row. It then winds along towards Petrie Terrace’s gullies and landmarks such as Victoria Barracks and La Boite Theatre before concluding at Petrie Terrace Police Barracks.

For more information about each place of interest, download the Potter about Petrie Terrace Heritage Trail brochure. The brochure map shows nearby public transport, public toilets and hill/land gradients for those with limited mobility. Some parts of this trail are steep and may not be easy for everyone to walk.

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. 

You can also view a larger map of the Petrie Terrace Heritage Trail.

This table provides information about the Petrie Terrace Heritage trail map including number, name, address and description.
1Lang ParkCaxton StreetThe area that is now part of Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park) was originally the site of the North Brisbane Burial Ground.
2Ithaca Playground113 Caxton StreetThis playground was established in 1918 to provide poor children with recreational facilities. 
3Stombuco’s terrace houses15-25 Wellington StreetFine examples of some of Brisbane’s 19th Century terrace houses.
4Normanby Hotel1 Musgrave RoadBuilt in 1890, the Normanby Hotel is one of Brisbane’s landmarks.
5Aboriginal history The ridge along Petrie Terrace was an important place for many Aboriginal people.
6Hardgrave Park155 Petrie TerraceThis park is the earliest gazetted park reserve in Brisbane. 
7Princess Row194 Petrie TerraceThese terrace houses are some of the oldest surviving in Brisbane.
8'Shawn' Flats172 Petrie TerraceThis fine set of flats was built in 1936.
9Petrie Terrace's gullies Parts of Petrie Terrace in the 19th Century experienced overcrowded conditions.
10Row of cottagesMenzies StreetAn example of Petrie Terrace’s modest timber cottages.
11Victoria Barracks82 Petrie TerraceThis has been an important military facility since the 1860s.
12Brisbane Gaol On this site once stood an imposing gaol which was built in the late 1850s.
13Prince Alfred Hotel68 Petrie TerraceThis hotel was designed by one of Brisbane’s most important architects, Richard Gailey, in 1881.
14Oddfellows Hall15 Caxton StreetKnown as the Oddfellows Hall, it was built in 1891.
15Petrie Terrace push The ‘larrikin’ emerged in Brisbane in the late 19th Century and groups of them caused havoc in Petrie Terrace.
16La Boite Theatre69 Hale StreetThis was Australia’s first purpose-built arena theatre.
17Jackson and Co's Granary8 Petrie TerraceA terrible tragedy took place on this site in 1947.
18Petrie Terrace Police Barracks61 Petrie TerraceThe 1930s police barracks and the 1912 brick stables have been carefully restored. 


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