Windmill Tower and Service Reservoirs: 226 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill Tour Start: 25 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill - rear of St Andrew's Lutheran Church
Saturday : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pre-booked guided tours and some general access

Keen to visit Brisbane’s oldest structure, the Windmill Tower, and the majestic underground Service Reservoirs? Come along and view these impressive buildings throughout the day – no tour booking needed to enter the Windmill Tower and Service Reservoirs. 

Want to experience Brisbane’s history from convict and colonial past to the rise of innovative tourist accommodation in 1960s? Explore one of Brisbane’s early streets by booking into one of Brisbane City Council’s guided walking tours of the inner city!

Take a journey along Wickham Terrace to discover the stories of Brisbane’s past from the harsh Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, through to a thriving colonial town, and into the modern era.

Delve into the history of Spring Hill, one of the early streets of Brisbane and its most iconic and historical buildings. Experience the grandeur of the City Baptist Tabernacle and beautiful All Saints’ Anglican Church, and hear the tales of several of Brisbane’s most innovative buildings. We’ll pass by Brisbane’s first multi-storey apartment block built in the 1920s for a group of medical practitioners, and see the spot of an infamous 1970s protest.

Take a rare opportunity to step inside Brisbane’s oldest structure, the Windmill Tower and learn of the difficult life of a convict in Brisbane, and get a glimpse of the majestic arches that support the underground Service Reservoirs that were built to store Brisbane’s early water supply with fresh water sourced from Enoggera Dam.

Please note – the tours begin outside St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 25 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, and finish at the Windmill Tower, 226 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill.

Missed out on the tour? Find out more about these buildings and Council’s series of self-guided city and suburban heritage trails at

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: 8x pre-booked 60 minute guided tours

Tour Tips

Wear enclosed, comfortable walking shoes, wear sun protection and bring a water bottle. Some stairs and slopes through tour. Plenty of time for rests between walking sections. Access to Windmill and Reservoirs not suitable for wheelchairs.

Dress Requirements

Enclosed shoes

Wheelchair access


Is Heritage listed


Charles Tiffin (Windmill); Builder - Henry Holmes (Service Reservoirs)
1828 (Windmill); 1871 and 1882 (Service Reservoirs)