This green and tree-filled suburb is zoned for very low density residential, low density residential and rural housing. There are certain restrictions for multi-unit housing development. Mansions on the riverbanks and plenty of grand old Queenslanders mixed with modern homes are common sights in Fig Treet Pocket.
Fig Tree Pocket gives a feeling of space and peace with the numerous, large parks and magnificent trees, and overall serene natural setting.
Founded in 1927, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s biggest and oldest koala sanctuary. It is run as a tourist and education centre.
Originally established to care and offer a safe haven for sick, injured and orphaned koalas, the 18-hectare sanctuary is now also home to kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas, different species of reptiles and platypus.
From the city centre, it only takes 20 minutes to reach Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary by car or taxi.
The nearby suburbs of Kenmore and Indooroopilly offer all amenities you may need or want.
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in Brisbane, is only a 5-minute drive.
It is common to see horses grazing as you drive through the streets. Not surprising as there is a 40-acre equestrian club in Fig Tree Pocket Rd, which features a sand arena, cross-country course and polo field.
Fig tree Riverside Reserve offers a public boat ramp into the Brisbane River, in addition to the usual park features such as electric BBQ, picnic area/shelter, playground, shared pathway, etc.
There are more parks throughout the suburb:
- Biami Yumba Park (Fig Tree Pocket Recreation Reserve)
- Botticelli Street Park
- Cliveden Park (Rainbow Forest)
- Fig Tree Common Park
- Fig Tree Pocket Riverside Reserve
- Mactier Street Park
There is no nightlife or restaurants, but it is only a short drive to the nearby Indooroopilly, Paddington, Toowong and Brisbane CBD to dine or have drinks.
Fig Tree Pocket’s homegrown schools include:
- Fig Tree State School, a public primary school for boys and girls
- Glenleighden School, a private primary and secondary school for boys and girls
- Brisbane Montessori School, a private primary and secondary school for boys and girls
Though there is no public secondary school in the suburb, nearby suburbs like Kenmore and Indooroopilly have them.
There is also an early childhood centre and a community kindergarten there.
The suburb is serviced by Nos. 430 and 445 Brisbane Transport bus routes, which have a last stop at Mandalay Park.
The Legacy Way Tunnel greatly helps residents in getting to and from the city and the airport.
Living in Fig Tree Pocket
It’s not surprising that Fig Tree Pocket has come to be regarded as an exclusive suburb and a popular place to settle, with its plenty of low-density housing and lots of privacy.
Though it’s just 15 minutes away from the city centre, you can enjoy all the benefits of rural living. Residents carry a strong sense of pride in their community, which helps preserve the suburb’s rustic charm and stop any needless commercialisation.
Fig Tree Pocket is the perfect place for people who desire country lifestyle while still being near popular amenities and activities.