History of Mount Cotton & Sheldon: Mount Cotton was named by surveyor Robert Dixon, after the commandant of the penal settlement of Moreton Bay, Major Sydney Cotton. Maize was the first crop grown and this was closely followed by sugar. Bananas later became a staple crop and many Chinese people were involved in this industry until the turn of the century. The name Sheldon originated from the village of the same name in Devonshire, United Kingdom. Sheldon and surrounding suburbs form part of South-East Queensland's largest koala protection zones and plays a vital part in the preservation of Queensland's koala population.
Things to Do: Venman Bushland National Park has been a popular Brisbane recreation area for decades. It was originally private property owned by local Jack Burnett Venman (1911–1994). Today, this 415 ha park forms part of the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area and is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing.
Landmark: In our opinion the Sirromet Winery would have to be the landmark of the Mount Cotton – Sheldon area. Established in 2000, Sirromet is a family owned company proud to present premium Australian wines from the Granite Belt region in South East QLD.
Shopping: Local shops, including Eateries, Chemist, Hairdressers, Bottle Shop and Convenience Stores. The closest major Shopping Centre’s are in the nearby suburbs of Victoria Point and Capalaba.
Restaurants & Cafes: Mount Cotton and Sheldon’s Restaurant and Café options continue to grow with the area. Our favourite would have to be Sirromet Winery.
Sports and Fitness: There is an abundance of cycle and walkways throughout Mount Cotton to cater for all the family.
Transport: Mount Cotton offers multiple bus stops that link to local shops and or to the City.
Distance to City: Only 34 km from Brisbane CBD