Bulimba & Hawthorne

Bulimba Ferry Terminal

The quaint riverside suburbs of Bulimba and Hawthorne combine village charm with contemporary elegance. The suburbs are home to classic old cinemas, art galleries, bookshops, alfresco eateries and beautifully renovated Queenslander houses, making this district a great place to visit and explore. The main hub of Oxford St pulses during the day, with fashion houses, eclectic boutiques and chic cafes enjoying lively activity. If you’re looking for the perfect riverside picnic spot, playgrounds with a difference or a leafy open space to relax in, Bulimba and Hawthorne have you covered with reserves, leafy parks and special off-leash areas for dogs.

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The vibe is happening and the streets are dotted with charming cafes, restaurants, cinemas, bars and boutiques. Bulimba and neighbouring Hawthorne are the perfect mix of suburban life and urban fun that demands to be explored.

Sitting along the Brisbane River, Bulimba and Hawthorne provide a sprawling pocket of paradise, offering up the perfect combination of village charm and a sun-soaked Australian urban lifestyle.

Take a close look at the sprawling weeping figs on trendy Bulimba's Oxford Street: they are what's left of a living tribute to serviceman killed in action in WWI. The trees, planted between 1919 and 1923, flanked three sides of the memorial park, dedicated in November 1919. Name plaques were once attached.

A wrought iron arch bearing the words 'Memorial Park' presents a formal gateway to the park and a lectern-like concrete pillar bears a brass memorial plaque to the soldiers, sailors and nurses of Bulimba who enlisted.

Local fundraising also enabled the park's two-storeyed grandstand to be built, in 1923, as a further memorial. Its architect is thought to have been GMH Addison who designed the ferry terminal building at the end of Oxford Street. The 4.6ha park is a popular place for family outings, picnickers and sport year-round.

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