Brisbane Open House
118 Eagle Terrace, Sandgate
Sunday : 10:00 AM to Late
General access (self guided)

Villages of Brisbane SUN 21 AUG only

In 1867, Osbourne House was built as a boarding house to accommodate travellers, stopping overnight for Cobb and Co coaches, en-route to Brisbane. The name ‘Osbourne House’ is derived from a ship called ‘Osbourne House’ which travelled to Moreton Bay from London in 1966.

The establishment was later named Osbourne Hotel, and after more than a century of withstanding the elements, is now known as the Full Moon Hotel. Aptly named as a result of its NASA rated full moon gazing position, The Full Moon Hotel is perched on the bluff and have stunning views over Moreton Bay.

Paying tribute to its colourful history, the newly renovated Full Moon Hotel retains much of its original character. Including the locals’ favourite Osbourne Sports Bar –which is where Osbourne House first stood. Along with the original decorative ceiling in the café dining.

In early 2016, while fixing a crack in the wall plaster revealed an original brick wall with hand lettering reading ‘Osbourne Hotel Residences’ dating back to the late 1800’s. Similarly, in ’95, the then-Publicans discovered an old Gambling Den hidden in the ceiling, believed to have operated in the early 1900’s.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Self guided access

Wheelchair access

Yes