Originally known as Oyster Point, the bayside suburb of Wynnum took its name from the Aboriginal word for the breadfruit tree in the early 1800s.
Wynnum is renowned for its seafood restaurants and cafes, and the swimming pool set in a reserve on the shores of Moreton Bay is just the place to cool off before lunch. A makeover of the pool and its amenities in 1997 was designed to make the most of the sea breezes.
North of Wynnum lies the suburb of Lytton on the southern bank of the Brisbane River mouth. Because of its strategic position, Lytton was the site chosen for the first fort to protect Brisbane from enemy invasion. Built in 1881, Fort Lytton, which was Queensland’s front line of defence for more than half a century, remains as a classic example of a 19th century garrison. The fort and museum are open from Sunday to Friday. Guided tours are available only on Sunday.