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'A landmark many travellers loved visiting'

Park property under auctioneer's hammer

Newmarket Gardens

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ONE of Queensland's most iconic and oldest tourist parks, which has pulled down the shutters, is auctioning cabins, caravans, a golf cart, ride-on mower and other items.

The property from Brisbane's Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park is being sold online through Lloyds Auctions.

The park, just a stone's throw from the city centre, had offered more than 100 tourist sites for over 60 years.

But owners Derek and Robyn Wright believed it was time they moved forward to the next chapter in their lives and potentially for the caravan park land to move forward as well.

"The caravan park welcomed thousands of holidaymakers to Brisbane and was a landmark many travellers loved visiting," Lloyds Auctioneers chief operating officer Lee Hames said.

"It wasn't an easy decision to close the park."

Newcastle Gardens had welcomed thousands of holidaymakers to Brisbane and was a landmark many travellers loved visiting.

Its grounds were used by operators of Brisbane's yearly Ekka Show, who have supported the park right from its beginnings.

The Wrights had decided to keep the doors open for one last Ekka this year but this had to be cancelled due to COVID.

"It is sad to see the park close, but we are honoured to be assisting the current custodians move forward," Mr Hames said.

Property for sale includes an assortment of one, two and six bedroomed cabins, kitchens and bathrooms "all in great condition and ready to be used by the new custodians", Mr Hames added.

It is understood that a decision on what to do with the prime inner-Brisbane site, which sits on a floodplain, is yet to be made.


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