Our aim is to mount 3 productions each year using Hamilton Town Hall as our home base.
We welcome new volunteers, whether experienced or novice. While many people think instantly of being on stage – and we do run open auditions wherever possible – there is always room for extra hands to design or construct sets or costumes, operate lights, crew a show or staff front of house. The good part is, if you volunteer with us, your commitment can be as extensive or as restricted as you choose.
We are also keen to support other community organisations so if you have a fund raising idea you think we can help you with, please make contact and we’ll see what we can do!
Captain Jim Kelly established the business in 1987, making Brisbane Cruises the oldest family business on the Brisbane River.
If you’re looking for a boat cruising adventure to explore Brisbane, Moreton Bay, St Helena Island Penal Settlement, Bribie Island or the Bremer River, look no further. Our wealth of boating experience, detailed knowledge of waterways, regular maintenance of our boats and highly trained staff, means you can relax and enjoy the scenery while we take care of the behind the scenes details. Jim shops at the local markets daily to ensure the food we serve is fresh and appetising. Visit our website to discover more details about our regular day cruises and the many celebratory function events we specialise in.
From Paris to Portside, a new world of Ella Baché has been created for you! Our relaxing salon is your personal paradise at Brisbane’s new international address Portside Wharf at Hamilton, home to Brisbane's International Cruise Terminal.
Jump ship from the old and into a peaceful new haven that will allow you to escape the daily grind. Whether it is a tan, waxing, manicure, facial or a luscious pamper package, male or female - we will put together a skin recipe that will give you “skin good enough to eat”. Non chip colour Bio Sculpture Gel Toes also available. Whatever the occasion, we can also cater for all your group or couple bookings with our gorgeous double room.
Open daily for farm tours, meals and accommodation, Curringa Farm is located at Hamilton in Central Tasmania. Personalized day tour attractions offer groups and Self Drivers a unique view of an authentic Tasmanian farm. See working farm dogs, sheep shearing and environmentally friendly farming practices. Curringa Farm is only one hour from Hobart on the main highway to the west coast and close to Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls. Curringa Farm is eco Certified and covers 750 acres / 300 hectares. There are 3000 sheep, crops of poppies, cabbages and cereals. There is an intensive conservation program on the farm where visitors can learn about native plants, animals and their habitat requirements. The licensed centre caters for up to 100 people for lunches and teas. Open 364 days. Enjoy scotch fillet steak, cooked on the wood fired barbecue, hot new potatoes and salads in season, home made desserts, cakes and real coffee. Tasmanian wines, lanoline cosmetics and woolen products are available for purchase. Bookings are essential. Guests can relax overnight in one of three fully self contained Bed and Breakfast cabins with beautiful views. Your hosts, Tim and Jane Parsons are sixth generation Tasmanian farmers. Join them for an unforgettable visit to Curringa Farm, an excellent ecotourism experience.
Jackson's Emporium, at Hamilton, specialises in Derwent Valley products, cafe with local food, visitor information and accommodation. Hamilton is a classified historic town, an hour's drive northwest of Hobart (70 kilometres). Originally constructed in 1856 as the Hamilton Centre of Commerce, Jackson's Emporium now showcases choice Derwent Valley produce. Visit the Emporium's delicatessen and select from a range of locally produced food and fine Tasmanian wines. You can also browse through the Burl Shed, where a local artisan crafts hand carved bowls and other decorative and functional items from exquisite Tasmanian specialty timbers. At Jackson's Emporium you can also access visitor information services, business and Internet services, or even indulge in a luxurious massage. The Emporium also incorporates Hamilton Heritage Holiday Homes. The booking office can arrange accommodation in a local heritage cottage right in the heart of this charming and historic pastoral town.
Prospect Villa and Garden is at Hamilton along the Rivers Run touring route, about 60 minutes north of Hobart. You can walk in the romantic colour-blended gardens, abundantly planted in classic designs and admire the elegant early-colonial architecture of the villa with its mellow stone walls. Prospect Villa gardens demonstrate what can be created in a garden in a dry part of Australia. There are panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, rolling hills and sometimes snow-capped mountains. The live-in owners provide guided tours of the heritage-listed villa and gardens. Open daily 1000 to 1600 September to April (other times by arrangement). Admission: AUD5 per person.
The elaborate Palma Rosa rose up among the slab huts and shanties of a fast growing city of new and freed settlers in 1887. Originally built as a grand private home by notable Italian architect, Andrea Stombuco, Palma Rosa has seen many interesting inhabitants during its 120 years. It now serves as the Headquarters to Queensland Branch of The English Speaking Union who welcomes the public for tours, hosts events and provides travellers' accommodation.
Hamilton Art Gallery is famous for its outstanding international collections of fine and decorative arts. The Shaw Bequest featuring 800 items of English and European silver, glass and porcelain reflects the collecting interests of Herbert and May Shaw of 'Kiama' near Hamilton. This generous bequest made in 1957 was the beginnings of a collection that now includes over 7500 items. Australian paintings include important colonial art of the Western District by Louis Buvelot, 'Wannon Falls', Thomas Clark, 'Muntham' and Nicholas Chevalier, 'Mt Abrupt' painted soon after pastoral settlement. Recent artists represented include Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Justin O'Brien, John Olsen, Tim Storrier, Howard Arkley, Tim Maguire and Kathleen Petyarre. William Hogarth (1697-1764) is represented in our extensive print collection by his well known satirical suites of amusing moral tales. Hamilton is an important cultural and education centre. The Gallery's unique collection offers a stimulating experience for all visitors and is an excellent resource for students of art and history. The permanent collection is complemented with a program of temporary exhibitions.