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The Woolstores of Teneriffe

Teneriffe, Australia

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Experience hosted by Ben

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The tour will give guests a special opportunity to take a look at some of the oldest surviving woolstores in Teneriffe. Guests will hear about the special place that wool occupied in the history of Queensland, and the living legacy that the woolstores have stamped on Teneriffe.
Learn about the features that made the woolstores special buildings, designed for a particular purpose and a particular location.
You will also learn about the associated industries that occupied Teneriffe right up until the 1970s. Hear how changes in the wool markets lead to the abandonment of the woolstores and the decline of Teneriffe as a suburb. And learn how the area was included in the Building Better Cities Program, from which Teneriffe has emerged as a renewed suburb.
Other things to note
The tour does not require guests to bring any specific equipment. General photography of the building is permitted, but no photography of, or access to individual private residences is permitted.
The tour will give guests a special opportunity to take a look at some of the oldest surviving woolstores in Teneriffe. Guests will hear about the special place that wool occupied in the history of Queensland, and the living legacy that the woolstores have stamped on Teneriffe.
Learn about the features that made the woolstores special buildings, designed for a particular purpose and a particular location.
You will also learn about the a…

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From $22
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$22 per person
$22 per person
Sat, Nov 28
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person
Sun, Nov 29
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$22 per person
$22 per person

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I have lived in the oldest surviving woolstore in Teneriffe for over twelve years. I moved here when I was involved, professionally, in the regeneration of Teneriffe. I have been hosting tours on the woolstores for all of that time and am now President of a local community group dedicated to protecting, but progressing, Teneriffe.
If the offered booking times are not convenient for you, send me a message and let's see if we can work out a time that works for us both.
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Where you'll be

The tour will also visit the outside of London Woolstore, Mactaggarts Woolstore and the rest of historic Teneriffe

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Fiona
October 2020
A fascinating introduction to the area of Teneriffe, its history and regeneration. Ben is extrememly knowledgeable about the area, the woolstore and renewal projects in general. Great for anyone interested in history and/or buildings. Easy to get to from the centre of town by bus or you can combine it with a trip down the river on the CityCat.
A fascinating introduction to the area of Teneriffe, its history and regeneration. Ben is extrememly knowledgeable about the area, the woolstore and renewal projects in general.…
Jane
September 2020
Ben took us on journey back in time when wool was gold and the buildings were made to last. His passion and knowledge of the history of the area is to be admired.We highly recommend the tour.
Kelly
January 2020
We got off to a flying start straight off the bat with relevant, interesting & historical information with a guided walk (not at all taxing- short walk) about the Woolsheds. Bens deep knowledge is evident & he made what could be a dreary topic most interesting too. I booked this for my hubby as a Christmas present. What a great experience & so very fascinating. NB: Ben (& his wife) have an apartment within the oldest Woolshed which would have been great to stay in if I had only known about it earlier. Check on the Air BnB site under Woolsheds accommodation Teneriffe if your interested in staying a night for the full experience. Ben says those who do stay get the Woolsheds tour included in the accommodation! Bonus
We got off to a flying start straight off the bat with relevant, interesting & historical information with a guided walk (not at all taxing- short walk) about the Woolsheds. Bens d…
Jodie
January 2020
Great experience today! Ben clearly has a lot of knowledge and many stories to share about his local area, and we really enjoyed learning from him. The tour includes original features of the buildings as well as information about the wider local area throughout history and into present day. We would highly recommend!
Great experience today! Ben clearly has a lot of knowledge and many stories to share about his local area, and we really enjoyed learning from him. The tour includes original featu…
Thomas
January 2020
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Micah
January 2020
This was a wonderful experience! So well done by Ben. Miriam and I had a great time and felt like Ben shared with us a side of Brisbane we didnt know about. His knowledge was rich and his storytelling was great.

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  • Sat, Nov 28
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $22 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    $22 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $22 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    $22 per person
  • Mon, Nov 30
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $22 per person
  • Mon, Nov 30
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    $22 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $22 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    $22 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Money to enjoy the food and drink delights of Teneriffe after the tour concludes