All in Places

The lazaret at Peel Island, Moreton Bay

Peel Island, now known as Teerk Roo Ra is in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane, and is a place of great cultural heritage. It was once home to a lazaret, or leper colony. Today it is a national park and a conservation park, jointly managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the island’s traditional owners, the Quandamooka People.

The Fort Bushland Reserve

The Fort Bushland Reserve is one of the few remaining lowland dry vine forests left in Brisbane, which gives it a special botanical significance. It is home to swamp wallabies, bandicoots, echidnas and squirrel gliders, and there has been a proliferation of native bees and butterflies, and other insects.

Going through the hoops

The Graceville Croquet Club’s cute-as-a-button clubhouse, erstwhile known as the pavilion, is on Appel Street in the Graceville Memorial Park. The club is one of eight in the Brisbane City Council's area. Why not consider giving the game a go?

A horse named Caesar

Dotted around Brisbane are many, often small, bushcare reserves that make up Habitat Brisbane. Caesar’s Place is just one of these. The volunteers here are doing their bit to help save the endangered Richmond birdwing butterfly.