The Old Windmill is a heritage-listed tower located in Wickham Park, on Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the oldest surviving building in Queensland.
The Old Windmill was built in 1828 during colonial times by convicts for grinding grains, such as wheat and maize. The Old Windmill originally had wind-powered sails. The grinding of the grains was done by treadmill from October, 1828, with the wind-powered sails being used from December, 1828. The treadmill was dismantled in 1842 when the convict settlement was closed
From Wickham Terrace it is a beautiful walk down the steps through King Edward Park to Ann Street and the city. Central Station is opposite the steps across the Road.
This hotel is walking distance from Central Station. I used to walk past it when I went to the doctors with my broken wrist. You take the air-train from the airport to Central Station, and get out and walk up Wickham Terrace to the Hotel.
The windmill is opposite, and a beautiful garden. It is a short walk to City Centre over the garden and down the road….
There is a special for $125 a room…looks very reasonable after all the others