Located 25 minutes drive east of Brisbane CBD, Fort Lytton is one of several coastal fortifications built along Australia’s coast in the 19th century to safeguard ports & shipping lanes from possible enemy raids.
After World War II, the fort had outlived its usefulness & fell into disrepair until petroleum refining company Ampol took over the site in 1963. The fort became a national park in 1988 which today protects this important link with our military past.
Fort Lytton is free to visit but is, at the time of writing, only open on Sundays, from 10am – 4pm. I recently visited and took a few photos, which are provided below. To learn more about Fort Lytton, visit the official website.