The Waterloo Bay Hotel is surrounded by many interesting tourist attractions for all ages. Whether you’re a keen golfer, a seasoned fisherman or a family looking for a great holiday destination with beautiful parks and pools, look no further than the Waterloo Bay Hotel.
Our Local Area
Enjoy some of the local attractions that Wynnum has to offer. Wynnum esplanade is only a short 500m stroll from the hotel where you can explore the unique bayside parklands on the foreshore. With a multitude of play areas, man-made sandy beaches, swimming and wading pool and over 5km of pedestrian and cycling tracks, there is something for everyone.
St Helena Island
St Helena Island is Queensland’s most historic island. This beautiful National Park is located four kilometres from the mouth of the Brisbane River and is only a short boat ride from Manly. Australia’s Alcatraz at St Helena Island National Park housed hundreds of society’s outcasts in colonial Queensland’s foremost maximum security prison for over 60 years.
Fort Lytton National Park
Fort Lytton National Park is at the mouth of the Brisbane River, a short trip from the Waterloo Bay Hotel. Fort Lytton was built in 1880-1881 to protect Brisbane from enemy attack and was the focus of Queensland's defence activity for 40 years. This coastal fortification can still be viewed by the public with its original walls and huge machinery.
Fort Lytton is open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm and most public holidays. Self-guided tours are free. 90 minute guided tours by volunteers run between 10.30am and 2pm.
Spend Sunday at the Manly Foreshore Park relaxing along the harbour side and browsing through the many stalls specialising in creative arts, crafts and hand-made products. For a true taste of Wynnum life the Creative Markets are a must.
Jan Powers Farmer Markets
The Manly waterfront comes alive every third Saturday of the month with the Jan Power's Markets. Sample fresh local fruit and veg, seafood, meats, cake, bread, olives, spices, oils, honey, curry powders, healthy smoothies, French delicacies and of course some of the best coffee in the area.
There are a wide range of sporting facilities around the Waterloo Bay Hotel. Fancy a round of golf? 800 meters from the Hotel is the Wynnum Golf Club, an 18-hole par 72 course that will challenge your game! You’ll also find all the football codes and bowls clubs nearby.
Boating and Fishing
Moreton Bay is the ultimate boating and fishing playground, offering many adventurous day trips around the Bay on either sailing or motorboats. You can enjoy the thrill of a boom-net ride; stop off to go swimming, canoeing, windsurfing and snorkeling, or relax with a spot of fishing or bird watching.
Moreton Bay and Islands
Moreton Bay stretches from Bribie Island in the north, to the Southern Bay Islands in the south. Waterloo Bay Hotel is the perfect launch point to Moreton Bay with some of the world’s best diving, sand tobogganing, surfing and quad biking.
Stroll through the quaint coastal villages or visit the second and third largest sand Islands in the world; Stradbroke and Moreton Islands. These picturesque islands offer crystal clear water, fascinating marine life, freshwater lakes and sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. The long stretches of unclaimed sand are perfect for beach camping and four-wheel driving. On the island you can snorkel at the Wrecks and even hand-feed dolphins.
Stradbroke Island has a series of freshwater lakes, beaches and walking trails and is a popular spot for surfing, beach camping, fishing, whale watching, swimming, diving, bush walking, bird watching, cycling, running or beach yoga. All these fantastic options are available at the door step of the Waterloo Bay Hotel.
If you would like further information on any of the local attractions please contact one of our friendly members of staff who will be able to help.