Whether travelling with the family or sightseeing alone, visitors to Sherwood will find a neighbourhood that is packed with a lot of wholesome things to do for all ages. First-time tourists in the suburb are often confused on what to do and where to go, the moment they arrive. Here are five best things to do, when visiting Sherwood.
1. Explore the Sherwood Arboretum.
Arboretum, in Latin, means “a place of trees.” At the Sherwood Arboretum, you will surely find this to be an understatement. It really is a place of trees. Over 1,100 trees. According to the residents of the suburb, these trees, along with those in Honour Avenue, were planted as a way of showing “respect” to the suburb’s war veterans.
Scenic views, fresh air from all of the trees, and if you are lucky, glimpses of wildlife will greet you as you set foot on the grounds of the Arboretum. When in Sherwood, this is one Instagram-worthy landmark you must not miss. The whole family (even your dog!) is welcome here.
2. Meet some wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
See and experience the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. The 18-hectare sanctuary is just 0.8km away from the Sherwood Arboretum. Feast your eyes on over 130 koalas. If you’re lucky, you may even get to cuddle one or two. Aside from koalas, there are also kangaroos and other beautiful Australian wildlife that you may hand-feed with care.
The Lone Pine sanctuary is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the long Easter weekend, the place will run a four-day family fun for free. You may call them at +61 7 3378 1366.
3. Enjoy the view at Rocks Riverside Park.
Only 1.7km away from the Sherwood Arboretum, a visit to Rocks Riverside Park is a great stress-reliever. This charming park an area that’s perfect for water activities on a warm sunny day. A barbecue picnic with friends in the wide, grassy park is always a good idea. Have lots of memorable, picture-perfect moments amidst the pretty flora and fauna.
4. Be inspired with healthy living at the Graceville Markets.
The Graceville Markets is a community-based event that is sponsored by the Souths Junior Rugby Club. Through the market, the club aims to promote a healthy lifestyle by showcasing local products. Enjoy a cup of delicious coffee with freshly-baked bread. Buy unique gifts. Meet new people and join the fun.
This weekend, there will be an “Easter Saturday Open & Trading” from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission to the Graceville Markets is free. The market is held every third Saturday of the month until 16 December 2017.
5. Visit the Corinda Library.
The Corinda Library is not just a book haven. It is also a place for worthwhile indoor activities. Yes, do come and read a book. Browse through the bookshelves. Join a workshop too. This library welcomes anyone who desires to learn something new.
Earlier this month of April, the library held its Ozobots Treasure Hunt where participants worked in pairs to make a mini-robot go through a maze and find some treasure. On 12 April, a writing workshop for children will take place. Casey Ardon, author of Xavier Wintersbee and the Book of Virtues, will lead the event. On 13 April, there will be an Easter story time where you can participate in an egg hunt and listen to wonderful stories. The Corinda Library is a fun-filled establishment with events that are free for anyone to attend. Bookings are essential. For easy bookings, you may call +61 7 3407 7701.
At Sherwood, it’s easy to see that nature and nurture blissfully co-exist to make up one scenic and interesting suburb to visit. For public transport guides, timetables, fares, and other accessibilities, plan your trips in advance via Translink.
Photo Credit: Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum/Facebook