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Jezzine Barracks

Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 1800 801 902
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A significant site for both the Australian military and local Aboriginal People, the Jezzine Barracks are now open to the public and include coastal boardwalks, artwork, traditional plantings and parklands. The 15-hectare heritage precinct commemorates the military and Aboriginal heritage of the Kissing Point headland through 32 specially commissioned public artworks, extensive interpretive signage and the restoration of significant elements of the Kissing Point Fort complex. The space includes a coastal walkway connecting Rowes Bay and The Strand, observation decks up at Kissing Point Fort, traditional plantings along the ethno-botanical walk, the Crossed Boomerang Amphitheatre, Norman and Brigadier North parklands and the Kennedy Regiment Plaza. The Traditional Owners of Garabarra are the Wulgurukaba people and the Bindal people, who retain an enduring 'connection to country' despite the impact of non-Aboriginal settlement in the area. For thousands of years Garabarra was the centre of a common food foraging area for local Aboriginal people - an area with immeasurable cultural and spiritual values. The Fort was established in 1870 after the British withdrew from the colonies and it was in continuous military use from 1885 to 2006. In 2007 a community trust was established to keep this land in public
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“kissing point” (54 reviews)
“war history” (13 reviews)
“military museum” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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+61 1800 801 902
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"kissing point"
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"war history"
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"military museum"
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"native plants"
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"board walk"
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"magnetic island"
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"coral sea"
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"great history"
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"wooden walkway"
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"gun emplacements"
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"an army"
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"gold coin donation"
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"information boards"
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Magnificent surrounds full of history. The walk up to the fort was breathtaking and spectacular. Did not get to visit the museum as it was closed but I am sure that it would have been very interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous integration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives, military and early settler histories and perspectives. Fabulous art works, great walks through a bush and created landscape. Well worth a visit

Thank thalie c
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Townsville you must visit the strand, if you love great views, a pleasant walk and interested in a little history then continue walking to the northern end of the strand and that is where you will find Jezzine Barracks / Kissing point. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must to see when you are in Townsville .The whole place is imaculate . Some great history there. The board walk is great very well constructed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ventured here recently and would recommend to anyone visiting townsville. It is very well setout withuseful historical facts and items to observe.

Thank Baylovers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jezzine Barracks and Kissing Point are well worth a visit. The point has relics from WW2, together with well presented history about the origins of the area, particularly military. There is an Army Museum there and a great little art gallery in one of the...More

Thank Dave486
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history and Townsville was bombed by the Japanese during WW2. The cannons and interpretation of Searchlights are impressive. Also the map of the Coral Sea.

Thank Trev W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historical area which has been beautified with lovely gardens, sculptures and a great walking track. Kids love exploring and seeing what’s around the next corner. Great playground, BBQ areasand picnic spots.

Thank Dread62
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent place .Something for everyone ,playgrounds for the kids , historic sites for the “oldies” just great😎 for ages 15 mth to 80 .

Thank Gregory S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jazzine barracks is an amazing are to visit. You can go for a walk have a family bbq or just relax and take in the sights. There’s art galleries and the museum is so well done. I would highly recommend anyone to visit Jazzine Barracks...More

Thank ashabbie
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