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Victoria Park Putt Putt & Bistro is My Family’s Happy Place

Travel two kilometres from Brisbane CBD to find a picturesque oasis of healthy, active and positive family activity. Nestled into the hills of Herston near the Royal Women’s Hospital you’ll find this beautiful, Century old golf complex with all the trimmings.

Victoria Park Golf Complex has been on an evolutionary journey in recent years to invigorate itself as one of Brisbane’s key venues for entertainment, functions and family experiences. We recently went to check out Victoria Park to see what was on offer for families – and we were totally impressed!

How do we get to Victoria Park?

Opposite the RNA showgrounds on Bowen Bridge Road and just past the Inner City Bypass you’ll see an underpass to Gilchrist Avenue. Taking this street and curving around the old circular hospital parking building, take a left onto Herston Rd. You’ll soon find the entrance to Victoria Park. Follow the road past the initial Function Centre until you curve around to the left. Here you’ll find plenty of parking for a quick entrance to the Golf Shop.

The Golf Shop leads you through to both the Driving Range (for practice getting those bigger swings in) and the Putt Putt Range (where big swings are definitely not encouraged!).

We tried out both!

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What is the Putt Putt course like at Victoria Park?

The Victoria Park Putt Putt course is a challenging but fun, 18 hole course with great views of Brisbane’s city skyline. You will find at Victoria Park an elegantly crafted course that encourages you to take your time and test your skill.

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One of the holes has a swinging log that you can opt to use if you’d like to try and time your shot but all of the others make use of the gently sloping ground, rock and water features. There are plenty of places to sit in the shade as you wind your way around the course and cast your eye over the spectacular views of the city.

The Putt Putt course has a kiosk wherein you can purchase water and frozen slushies and it’s licensed, as well, if you’re after a more adult beverage!

How much do the putt putt activities at Victoria Park cost?

  • Adults – $23pp
  • Concession – $20pp
  • Parent/Guardian – $19pp
  • Kids 4-17 years – $17pp
  • Under 4’s are free

The course seems to take on average about 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Just enough time to work up an appetite!

Putt Putt open hours

Sunday – Thursday
6:00am – 10:00pm

Friday – Saturday
6:00am – 11:00pm

Public Holidays
6:00am – 10:00pm

Families Tip: Book online to secure your putt putt session as Victoria Park is very popular!

Special events at Victoria Park

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and before you know it, the festive cheer will be spreading far and wide! Get ready to jingle all the way because Brisbane’s favourite Christmas activity, Christmas Putt Putt is making a dazzling return to Victoria Park in Brisbane.

With bells and baubles a plenty, you’ll love their magical Christmas course from head to mistle-toe! All of the details of Christmas putt putt can be found here. 

You can find out more and book tickets here

COMPETITION CLOSED: Enter to WIN a Family Pass to Victoria Park Christmas Putt Putt

Is there anything for younger kids at Victoria Park?

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There is a very quaint, lovingly built playground nestled against the putt putt course. Wood chips on the ground make for safe landings. A winding walkway unfurls along the length of the area and there’s even a repurposed old tractor the kids can play in!

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There is plenty of seating and shade for parents in this area as well but no food or drink are allowed in here. Save your bellies for the Bistro!

*Please note this Playground is strictly for Victoria Park customers utilising the venues Bistro or Putt Putt services and Victoria Park is strictly no BYO.

What else is there for kids at Victoria Park?

Lots! After our kids tried the driving range, the putt putt and the playground, we headed over to the ping pong tables, giant games and bouncy castle. 

Victoria Park Bistro

The alfresco Bistro offers seasonal dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The friendly staff offer table service and can make accommodations for your family – there are many highchairs and a kid’s menu. We reviewed the Victoria Park Bistro on our Get Out with Kids website.

Is Victoria Park family-friendly?

The Putt Putt course would be too difficult to negotiate with a pram or a wheelchair due to having to step over garden barriers. The Bistro and playground, however, can be accessed via ramps and sloping drives. The many shaded and seating options make for a welcomed break for those with accessibility issues.

There is a parents room attached to the Bistro that has been combined with the disabled toilets. Facilities are clean, modern and well-attended. Parking is plentiful but we would recommend you bring your windscreen shade as there’s no undercover parking – a bit toasty in the heat of the day.

You would be hard-pressed to find anything comparable in any other Australian capital cities. This is a venue that has gone out of its way to open itself up to families. This is a child-friendly venue that you can enjoy without feeling like you’re out of place. We had a wonderful time and are already planning our next visit. Fore!

Find out more about this gorgeous venue here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

53 thoughts on “Victoria Park Putt Putt & Bistro is My Family’s Happy Place”

  1. We love taking the kids to Christmas Putt Putt at Victoria Park. We have dinner at the bistro and then head over for a game. Lots of parking is available too.

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  2. I took my teenage daughter to the Christmas Putt Putt a couple of years ago. She loved it so much she went back with her friends, and they go to ALL the themed putt putt events there now. It’s handy for parking and they can have something to eat afterwards.

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  3. We have been so many times over the years and every year it just gets better and better!!!! We have just as much fun, if not more, that then kids do!

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  4. This looks fantastic! Can’t wait to take my daughters. We went to the Halloween Mini Golf and they loved it, but Xmas theme looks especially cool!

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  5. Putt Putt at Christmas is just delightful! The festive vibe of the course brings cheer to the most challenged of golfers. Take your family for a bit of healthy competition and kick back afterwards with some cold drinks and tasty treats

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  6. Best putt putt day out for both kids and adults. Add to the fun with great food available at Victoria Park. Then top it off with the best Christmas theme…. What more could you want for a fun filled day out

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  7. Christmas putt putt with all the decorations – the children will be excited with find and seek for Santa and all of his helpers… can’t wait to see the smile on their faces.

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  8. Love the ever evolving themes Victoria Park puts on for the Putt Putt course. Makes it never boring and always an exciting and fun time for the family.

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  9. I haven’t been before but the blog shows that there is certainly a lot to do. I’m sure our kids would have loads of fun and appreciate the time together as a family.

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  10. I would love to win this for my daughter to take her two boys ,with interest rates going up all the time she can’t afford to take the family to places like this

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  11. Good family friendly fun no matter what the age! It’s a nice way to make some memories with the kids. We did the Halloween themed putt putt a couple of years ago which was great. Hoping to revisit and do the Christmas themed putt putt soon.

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