Discover The Gabba’s Hidden Gems Heritage Trail

Discover The Gabba’s hidden gems as you journey through Woolloongabba, exploring places that have shaped Woolloongabba including:

  • The Gabba, Brisbane’s iconic cricket ground
  • Stanley Street – historic business and commercial area
  • the historic Princess Theatre.

Download the trail brochure or view the online map:

Discover The Gabba's Hidden Gems Heritage Trail map and table

There are 20 places of interest on the Discover the Gabba’s Hidden Gems Heritage Trail. The trail begins at Stanley Street before moving along to the Mater Hospital Brisbane and the Princess Theatre. It then winds past the Merton Road cottages, passing The Gabba, then travels towards the Woolloongabba Baby Clinic located in the Logan Road precinct.

For more information about each point of interest, download the Discover the Gabba’s Hidden Gems Heritage Trail brochure in you preferred format. The brochure map includes further information on the location of public transport, public toilets and access for people with limited mobility along the heritage trail route. Some sections of this trail are steep and may not be accessible for those with limited mobility.

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

Map of the Woolloongabba Heritage Trail. Column headings from left to right including number, name, address, description.
1.Stanley StreetStanley StreetStanley Street was a commercial hub in the late 19th and 20th Centuries.
2.NewtownStanley StreetAfter extensive road works, this section of Stanley Street was reopened in 1928 and the area was unofficially renamed 'Newtown'.
3.Mater Misericordiae Hospital 537 Stanley StreetThe Mater Misericordiae Hospital was opened in 1910.
4.Princess Theatre8 Annerley RoadThe Princess Theatre is the oldest surviving purpose-built theatre on the Australian mainland.
5.Phoenix Building647 Stanley StreetThe Phoenix Building, built in 1889-90, had a bookseller, tailor, bank and an undertaker as its first tenants.
6.MUIOOF Hall18 Merton RoadMUIOOF Hall was built in 1891 before being purchased by the Protestant Church in 1923.
7.Merton Road cottagesMerton RoadThe two timber cottages and timber duplex were constructed on Merton Road in 1885.
8.Holy Trinity Anglican Church68 Hawthorne StreetThe Holy Trinity Anglican Church is one of Queensland’s best examples of Italian Romanesque interwar architecture. It was built in 1930.
9.The plagueHawthorne StreetThe bubonic plague arrived in Brisbane in 1900, with the first case in Woolloongabba.
10.Woolloongabba Post Office765 Stanley StreetWoolloongabba Post Office was built to cater to this section of busy Stanley Street.
11.David Webster’s Tea Rooms765 Stanley StreetIn 1898 David Webster established a bakery and tea rooms on Stanley Street.
12.Woolloongabba FivewaysWoolloongabba FivewaysThe Woolloongabba Fiveways was once Brisbane’s busiest intersection.
13.St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral344 Vulture StreetThe St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral was the first purpose-built Russian Orthodox church in Australia.
14.Brisbane German Club416 Vulture StreetThe first German Club on the site was built in 1890.
15.The Gabba411 Vulture StreetThe first cricket game was held at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, The Gabba, in 1896.
16.Woolloongabba Police Station848 Main StreetThe Woolloongabba Police Station was built in 1913. It had a residence for the commanding officer, two storey barracks for the constables and a mess and day room.
17.Fight talk placeCnr Stanley Street and Main Street‘Woolloongabba’ is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning ‘fight talk place’.
18.Broadway Theatre18 Ipswich RoadThis was the site of the Broadway Theatre which was destroyed by fire in 1962.
19.‘Moral suasion’10-14 Logan RoadThe People’s Cash Store was built between 1889 and 1890.
20.Woolloongabba Baby Clinic23 Logan RoadBuilt in 1928 to provide babies and new mothers with health care.


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