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A Travel Guide to Eagle Farm in Brisbane

A Travel Guide to Eagle Farm in Brisbane

If Eagle Farm is part of your destination in Queensland, you’re in luck! Because in this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to prepare before travelling in our area.

In fact, our suburb is a hidden gem full of surprises. If you’re in for that excitement, read on!

What is Eagle Farm in Brisbane?

Eagle Farm is an industrial suburb near the Brisbane River located in Queensland. Its name originated from eagles which were often seen circling the farm since its beginnings. 

Eagle Farm used to be a cultivation area, farm for pigs and cattles and houses for women prisoners. However, through the years, it became popular for its racecourse and flourishing business industries located in Kingsford Smith Drive.

The most popular businesses include customs brokers, electricians & electrical contractors, car rental & hire and freight & transport companies.

Time Zone

Eagle Farm’s time zone is GMT+10, following Queensland, Australia.

Things to Know 

Currency: Australian Dollars ($)

Language: Australian English, British English, American English

Calling Code: +61

How to Get Around


  • Get off at Kingsford Smith Dr at French St. It’s only a 3-minute walk away from Eagle Farm. 
  • Or, get off at Ascot Station which is a 13-minute walk away from our suburb. 


  • Ride bus 590 and get off Kingsford Smith Dr at French St. It’s a 3-minute walk away from Eagle Farm, too. 

Taxi/Private Vehicle:

  • If riding a taxi, just tell the driver to drop you off at Eagle Farm. 
  • If travelling in a private vehicle, you can download any maps application like Brisbane Australia and follow the directions to Eagle Farm. 

Eagle Farm is only 20 minutes away from the Brisbane City Centre, so everything’s easily accessible!

What to Do in Eagle Farm

Watch Races at Eagle Farm Racecourse

Watch Races at Eagle Farm Racecourse
Photo from brisbaneracingclub Instagram

Address: 230 Lancaster RoadAscot, Queensland, 4007 Australia

Contact: +61 7 3268 2171 


The Eagle Farm racecourse is something you shouldn’t miss out on when you visit! It was even regarded as Queensland’s major racing venue since the 1860s. 

You can see lots of Victorian and Federation heritage buildings on the ground, which were strictly preserved to honour our origins. 

The racecourse is spacious enough to hold special events for corporations and entertainment-related occasions. It also hosts around 70 horseracing events every year. 

If you love horseracing like us, you can check out the upcoming events here. Price per head varies depending on the event, so make sure to check the website first before travelling here. 

Check Out the Allison Engine Testing Stands

Check Out the Allison Engine Testing Stands
Photo from Wikipedia

Address: 71 Amy Johnson Place, Eagle Farm, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Aside from racecourses, we also love that we’re near heritage-listed sites. First is The Allison Engine Testing Stands. 

Here, you’ll see huge testing stands which were used as an engine testing facility during 1942-1943. It was built by USAAF 81st Air Depot Group and Allied Works Council.

This place was added as a heritage site on August 5, 2003. If you’re a history buff like most of us, then going here is a must!

Get Around the Eagle Farm Women’s Prison and Factory Site

Get Around the Eagle Farm Women's Prison and Factory Site
Photo from Wikipedia

Address: 116 Lamington Avenue, Eagle Farm, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

To add more excitement to your tour, this heritage-listed site is much older than the previous one! It was operated from 1824 to 1841 and used as one of the Moreton Bay penal settlements. 

You’ll see towering red posts with sword-like edges, which symbolises the entrance of the site. It was registered as a heritage site in Queensland on February 7, 2005. 

This site is indeed spacious. So if you’d like to spend your time here well, a get around here is what we highly recommend you do!

Continue Your Adventure to the Second World War Hangar No. 7

Continue Your Adventure to the Second World War Hangar No. 7
Photo from Wikipedia

Address: 116 Lamington Avenue, Eagle Farm, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Adjacent to the Women’s Prison and Factory site is the Second World War Hangar No. 7. The only difference is that they were used for different purposes. 

This one was used as a part of a prime aircraft assembly and was built by the United States Army from 1942 to 1952.

It’s actually located near the airport. And there, you can see a huge white warehouse where old tools used in the past are situated. 

Similar to the Eagle Farm Women’s Prison and Factory Site, it was also listed in the Queensland Heritage Register on February 7, 2005. 

Where to Stay in Eagle Farm

Kingsford Smith Motel 

Kingsford Smith Motel
Photo from Kingsford Smith Motel 

Address: 610 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton QLD 4007, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3868 4444 / [email protected] 


Just 0.96 kilometres away from Eagle Farm’s racecourse, Kingsford Smith Motel is among the many spectacular hotels that we and tourists love. In fact, it’s a 4-star hotel, so quality service is guaranteed.

Plus, the motel’s car parking is spacious so you don’t have to worry if you hired or brought a car while travelling! 

There are actually six types of rooms here such as Deluxe King Room, Superior Queen Room, Superior Twin Room, Superior Triple Room, Superior Family Room and Family Suite. 

There are also nearby stores that can cater to your needs like Seagrill Cafe and Bayleaf.

Quest Ascot

Quest Ascot
Photo from questapartments Instagram

Address: 289 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3630 0400


Quest Ascot is another 4-star hotel near Eagle Farm. In fact, it’s only a 6-minute walk on foot and a minute away if riding a car. 

Although it’s a 4-star hotel, Quest Ascot is much cheaper per night compared to Kingsford Smith Motel. 

There are several types of rooms as well for solo, couple or pair, family or group and business travellers.

Best Western Airport 85

Best Western Airport 85
Photo from bestwestern Instagram

Address: 40 Lamington Ave, Ascot QLD 4007, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3268 4966


Best Western Airport 85 is the last premium hotel we’d recommend on this list. They’re also a 4-star hotel and known for their quality service. 

Although they’re situated 12 minutes away from Eagle Farm by foot, they’re well-known for their accommodating staff and clean rooms – so the proximity is worth the stay. And oh, don’t worry, because it’s only a 2-minute drive away from Eagle Farm!

In addition, they’re also nearby convenience stores, so you can easily get whatever you need!

All places we’ve mentioned are nearby Eagle Farm, all you need to do is choose which hotel/motel suits you best!

Where to Eat in Eagle Farm

The Fison Food Factory

The Fison Food Factory
Photo from The Fison Food Factory

Opening Hours: 6:30 AM to 2 PM every Monday to Friday

Address: 293 Fison Avenue East, Eagle Farm Q 4009

Contact: (07) 3868 9827 / (07) 3868 9827 / [email protected] 


Craving some salmon salad? Then going to The Fison Food Factory is what we recommend! They’re well-known for Atlantic salmon salad, sprouts, shoots and citrus yoghurt. 

Their salmon salad is served fresh and tastes so delicious. When we’ve tried it, it feels as if every bite is melting in our mouths – aah, such a great experience!

Plus, their restaurant is spacious enough to cater to up to 80 customers. So even if you’re travelling with your family, all is well! 

They also have breakfast boxes, sandwich platters and sweet treats like cupcakes. 

Corretto Cafe & Bar

Corretto Cafe & Bar
Photo from corretto_international Instagram

Opening Hours: 

  • 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM every Monday to Saturday
  • 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM every Sunday

Address:  Level 4, Brisbane International Airport, Eagle Farm 4009 QLD

Before going to other places in Eagle Farm or before going home, you can always stop by Corretto Cafe & Bar located at the Brisbane International Airport!

Their coffee, salads and signature plates with fries are must-tries! They’re served hot and fresh from the kitchen.

Just by looking at the photo above, we could remember the time we ate those yummy fries paired with chicken and vegetables. Since they also serve wine, we had a great time gulping them down, too!

In fact, they offer plenty of savoury goodies like tasty big burgers, milkshakes, cupcakes and lemonades. So if you’re into this kind of food, you better check out this cafe!

Eagles Carvery & Take Away

Eagles Carvery & Take Away
Photo from Eagles Carvery & Take Away Facebook

Opening Hours: 5 AM to 2 PM every Monday to Sunday

Address: 931 Kingsford Smith Dr, Eagle Farm QLD 4009, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3268 7791


Just like Corretto Cafe & Bar, Eagles Carvery & Take Away also serves hearty meals you’re going to regret not trying out when you’re in Eagle Farm! 

They’re well-known for their creamy and visually appealing coffee. They also serve tasty fries, toasted bread with eggs and our favourite chicken burgers. 

We highly recommend going here for breakfast since the restaurant isn’t too crowded during that time. Plus, the scenery outside and the restaurant’s atmosphere is perfect for a ‘good morning’ indeed! 

Tourist Attractions near Eagle Farm 

Since our suburb’s area is limited, we’re still near tourist attractions that are worth visiting! It’s near Eagle Farm, so we can share our highly recommended places with you, too. 

If you still have lots of time to roam around, you can go here afterwards!

Chinatown Mall

Chinatown Mall
Photo from Queensland

Address: Chinatown Mall, 33 Duncan St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

If you want to get to know the Chinese lifestyle in Brisbane, see their charming pavilions and buy from their shops, Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley is where you can go from Eagle Farm!

It’s only 15 minutes away by car and 32 minutes away via train. You can also hire a taxi to get you there. 

What we love the most about Chinatown is that we can get exposed to other cultures without travelling to another country. Plus, their Asian grocery stores are filled with must-buy goodies you should bring with you home! 

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands
Photo from Queensland

Address: Clem Jones Promenade, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Nature buffs might surely love this one! South Bank Parklands is filled with large, towering trees and beautiful gardens that are worth stopping by when you’re in Brisbane. 

It’s just a 19-minute drive away and a 48-minute trip via train from Eagle Farm. This park is perfect if you’re travelling with kids or even with friends. It has lots of playspaces and activities like tree climbing and riding the BMX track. 

We’ve tried the zipline and, we swear, the view and the experience were truly one for the books! It feels as if we have wings while floating in the air (try this if you aren’t scared of the heights, though).

Though a small suburb, we hope we’ve helped you explore Eagle Farm! And while you’re here, you might also want to explore other attractions in Brisbane. 

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