Wander Through Wynnum Heritage Trail

The Wander through Wynnum Heritage Trail takes you on a 4.3 kilometre journey through a range of sites and and events that have shaped Wynnum's history, including:

  • Wynnum's emergence as one of Brisbane's premier holiday destinations
  • the historic commercial centre along Bay Terrace
  • the impact of the Great Depression
  • the history of Wynnum's cinemas and entertainment.

Download a copy of:

Wander Through Wynnum Heritage Trail map and table

There are 20 points of interest along the Wander Through Wynnum Heritage Trail. The trail begins at the end of Glenora Street where Jetty No. 1 once stretched out into Moreton Bay. From there it winds through the streets of Wynnum, past historic buildings such as the Waterloo Bay Hotel, Mt Carmel Convent and the Wynnum and Manly School of Arts. The trail then heads down to the historic esplanade.

For more information about each point of interest, download the Wander Through Wynnum Heritage Trail brochure in your preferred format. The brochure map includes additional information such as the location of public transport, public toilets and access for people with limited mobility (by way of gradient ranges). Some sections of this trail are steep and may not be accessible for people with limited mobility.

Use the Google Map and information boxes to navigate the heritage trail. Alternatively, use the heritage trail table below the map, which includes the point of interest number, name, address and description for each point of interest. The start point on the trail (on the map) is marked with a 'person' icon.

Table includes points of interest for Wander Through Wynnum Heritage Trail including number, name, address and description.
Number Name Address Description
1. Jetty No. 1 End of Glenora Street From this point, a 360 metre timber jetty stretched out into Moreton Bay.
2.  State Fish Market receiving depot 18 Fox Street This was the former site of the State Fish Market receiving depot.
3. Fox Street Kiosk 31 Fox Street An unusually shaped kiosk, built in the 20th Century, stood on this corner.
4. Fox Street Bridge Fox Street This lovely bridge was built in 1921.
5. Waterloo Bay Hotel 75 Berrima Street Built in 1889, this hotel continues to provide hospitality to locals and visitors.
6. Shire clerk's cottage 245 Tingal Road The former shire clerk's cottage was restored in 1984.
7. Kitchener Memorial Tingal Road Lord Kitchener inspected troops near this memorial.
8. Star Picture Pavilion 150 Florence Street This was the site of the Star Picture Pavilion that was built in 1915 and burned down in 1959.
9. Wynnum Central State School 105 Florence Street Opened in 1896, this school was the first in the district.
10. Bay Terrace 89 Bay Terrace Bay Terrace has been Wynnum's commercial centre since the 19th Century.
11. Wynnum Post Office 155 Bay Terrace This post office was built in 1923.
12. Guardian Angels Catholic Church 192 Bay Terrace This smaller timber church was designed in the Federation Carpenter Gothic style.
13. Mt Carmel Convent 199 Bay Terrace Opened in 1915, this convent was built for the Sisters of Mercy.
14. Wynnum and Manly School of Arts 221 Bay Terrace Wynnum's first district show was held in this hall in 1915.
15. St Helena Island and Green Island Overlooking the bay from Cedar Street Look across Moreton Bay to these historic islands.
16. Wynnum Esplanade Wynnum Esplanade The local Council has carried out improvement works on the esplanade since the late 1890s.
17. Hard times Wynnum Esplanade During the Great Depression, civic improvements were undertaken in the area to provide employment for men.
18. Wynnum Wading Pool Wynnum Esplanade This pool was built in the 1930s and continues to be a Wynnum attraction.
19. Crown Theatre Wynnum Esplanade Some of Queensland's earliest cinemas were established in Wynnum.
20. WH Barnes Memorial Fountain Wynnum Esplanade This sandstone drinking fountain was unveiled in 1934 as a memorial to Walter Henry Barnes.


Last updated: 9 January 2023

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