Petrie Park

Open park area with a couple of picnic tables and a bin, at Andrew Petrie Park in West Maryborough

The Andrew Petrie Park is in West Maryborough and set along the Mary River, just west of the Bruce Hwy. The park is named after Andrew Petrie, who sailed up the Mary River in 1842, then known as the Wide Bay River. Andrew Petrie discovered the site for the port while looking for land suitable … Read more

Ululah Lagoon Water Bird Sanctuary

Ululah Lagoon water bird sactuary and feeding area at Anzac Park in Maryborough

Ululah Lagoon is a key feature of Anzac Park in Maryborough, abundant with wildlife who make the lagoon their home. The brown sign mentions Ululah Lagoon independently, Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon is normally regarded as the same place with the lagoon bordering the park. The lagoon was an important freshwater billabong for the local … Read more

Cilento Park

Playground at Cilento Park in Nambour

Cilento Park in Nambour is a park with a playground and a bushland conservation reserve. The park has lots of open grassy space and a playground with swings, things to climb, and a slippery dip. There are picnic tables, one of them covered, a free BBQ available for use and a nearby water tap at … Read more

Norfolk Point

Rock wall jetty at the end of Norfolk Point at Manly

Manly at the eastern end of Brisbane on the southern side of the river was once a popular tourist destination in the late 1800s and early 1900s. With the increase of car ownership making longer distances more accessible, Manly lost its popularity as a holiday resort. Manly has remained popular for boating. Darling Point Sailing … Read more

Moffatt Park

Moffatt Park playground

Moffatt Park is a small playground park at Aratula. It has a fenced-in playground and a picnic table beside it. Aratula is a common stop along Cunningham Hwy with the bakery near Elizabeth St and the public toilets across the road, however, there is nothing to entertain the kids other than some goodies from the bakery. … Read more

Tallanbana Picnic Area

Tallanbana Picnic Area is a small picnic area at Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland. Tallanbana is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘out of the rushes’. The picnic grounds has picnic tables, most are set under cover or well shaded by the surrounding trees, and flushing toilets. From Tallanbana Picnic Area, a short walk leads to … Read more

Gwongorella Picnic Area

Gwongorella Picnic Area is at Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland. As the name suggests, it is a picnic area. There are plenty of brown sign destinations with picnic facilities in the Springbrook area, Gwongorella has the most space available. Getting a car park within the parking area was a challenge, as it is also … Read more