What’s happening at Fort Lytton?

Night firing at Fort Lytton

QLHF has a long standing relationship with Fort Lytton National Park and it is the location of our premier event for the year, History Alive.

The Fort is well worth a visit at any time of year, however, as the site is rich in Australian historical significance and there are a number of tours and events to enjoy, including cannon firing, Fort Lytton at Night (see below), holiday programmes and tours to the island.

For full details of events, visit the Fort Lytton event calendar:


Or the Fort Lytton Historical Association website:


Fort Lytton 1917 Commemorative Tours

Thursday 5th, Wednesday 11th & Tuesday 17th January 2017

“Captain Harris Reminisces”

Inspired by the real life story of Lieutenant-Colonel R. A. Stanley, this powerful in-role presentation recalls the experiences of the Australian Imperial Force, as they travelled around the world to Gallipoli and the Western Front.

Hear the unique story of the role played in this period by Fort Lytton and Lytton Quarantine Station (the two sites that make up the National Park)

10.30 am to 12.00 pm

$6 Adults $3 Concessions & Children


Cannon firings

Once every 2 months,  you can hear the big guns roar as the historic 64 pounder and 6 pounder cannons are fired. This display is run by colonial re-enactment groups from Brisbane Garrison Battery and “A” Battery Queensland Permanent Artillery. For firing dates, see our Re-enactment Event Calendar  (Firing days are generally once every 2 months, on the first Sunday of the month, except for in June, when firings occur as part of History Alive).

Fort Lytton at night

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of wartime, as professional actors relive the past with a live theatrical tour. You will be part of the show as your state-of-the-art lantern brings sound and light to the performance, transporting you into the past and bringing Fort Lytton to life! In an intimate setting of no more than 25 people, we promise you a truly memorable historical journey. Experience a piece of history—experience Fort Lytton at Night!

When: Once every month, 6:30 – 8:15pm. See our Calendar for further detail.

You can find out more about the show by watching this clip from Channel 7’s The Great South East

Learn more

To learn more about Fort Lytton and its role in Australian history, this short video is well worth a view.