Eight Mile Plains was one of Brisbane’s first suburbs to be settled and its name was given in reference to the area’s flat topography and it’s 8 mile distance from One Mile Swamp (now known as Woolloongabba).
It is located just over 14 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, making it the perfect location if you want to explore Brisbane and its surrounding regions.
The region is also home to the heritage-listed residence, Hughesville, located on the corner of Logan and Padstow Road. The timber, single-story home was erected in 1892 by Alfred Hughes and gifted to his son, Richard, as a wedding gift. Hughesville survives as illustration of a past way of life, and of a particular residential type - the quintessential Queensland house of the late colonial period. It is significant for its intactness, cohesive character, aesthetic appeal and landmark position. The house has a strong community association, being for many years a principal landmark along the old Pacific Highway to the Gold Coast, demarcating the outskirts of Brisbane. In the late 1990s, it was used in one of the beer advertisements in QLD. The land has now been subdivided and a few townhouses have been built behind the house.
Booking your next Eight Mile Plains adventure holiday has never been easier. Campstay offers a great selection of camping options in and around Angaston which include family friendly camp sites, motorhome and campervan powered sites, caravan parks and cabins.