The Oasis Tourist Gardens

The Oasis Tourist Gardens

Stage Number: MBSH.02.10.29

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Banoon-Sunnybank (formerly pilot)

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Station Road, Sunnybank

Latitude & Longitude: -27.57325,153.05541667

Time Link: 1950

Map Link: 1951

Image Time Point: 1951

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The Oasis Tourist Gardens originally opened as a local attraction in 1938. The Oasis Tourist Gardens was among Queensland’s first premier amusement parks. Until its closure in 1989, The Oasis attracted national and international attention for its world-class gardens and reception lounge.


Sunnybank: paddocks to pavements, Sunnybank State High School P& C Association, 1985, pp. 88-90; Oasis Swimming Pool & Gardens’ Jacaranda Tree. Brisbane City Council Heritage Register; Cohen, Kay. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas 1860-1960. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 291

Image Citations

The Oasis Tourist Gardens, Station Road, Sunnybank, 1955. Lost Brisbane. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 291

Map References

Qimagery. Greater Brisbane Area 1951. Scale: 1:16,000.