Queens Park

Queens Park in Ipswich is like three destinations in one – a playground, an Australian animal zoo, and Japanese gardens, all in walking distance between each other. Queens Park Playground The playground design borrows from the coal mining history of Ipswich. A mining shaft headframe is at the top of slippery dips and the start … Read more

Wooroolin Wetlands

The Wooroolin Wetlands is a palustrine wetland (inland without flowing water). It is located right next to the township of Wooroolin, accessible from behind the pub, or at the sports grounds just outside of town. At the turn of the century early settlers reported feeling the earth shaking, and the lagoon suddenly dried up and … Read more

Jack Smith Scrub

Jack Smith Scrub Conservation Park is a small softwood scrub north-west of Murgon, named after Jack Smith who donated the park. The area was once a vast dry rainforest, with land clearing for agriculture there are only small pockets remaining. A similar scrub is on nearby Boat Mountain Conservation Park in the Silburns Vine Scrub walk. … Read more

Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

I’ve driven passed this tourist sign so many times and never gone in to have a look, so we decided to go check it out to occupy our Sunday morning. Tinchi Tamba Wetlands is on the North Pine River, about 2.5kms upstream from Osprey House . Tinchi Tamba is named after the Aboriginal words for … Read more

Mon Repos Beach Turtle Rookery

Mon Repos Regional Park is on the coast between Bargara and Burnett Heads. Much of the coastline is rocky basalt slabs. Mon Repos is a kilometre of sandy beach between the rocks. The sandy beach is the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. The Mon Repos Turtle Centre is open … Read more

Osprey House

The Osprey House is an environmental centre that provides a natural environment for osprey and other local fauna. It is owned by Moreton Bay Regional Council and operated by volunteers. It is located on the Pine River not far from the mouth of the river in on Dohles Rocks Road Murrumba Downs, in Griffin, on the … Read more

Mother of Ducks Lagoon

Mother of Ducks Lagoon is a nature reserve at Guyra, a rare breeding place for several freshwater wetland birds. The lagoon area is quite large and will take time to explore thoroughly. When you first approach the lagoon, there is a parking spot with a parks sign ‘Mother Of Ducks Lagoon’. There is room for a … Read more

Wildlife Sanctuary Jabiru Geeneebeinga Wetlands

The Jabiru Genebeeinga Wetlands are a natural habitat area that provides a sanctuary for native birds and other wildlife. Situated adjacent to the Casino Golf Club alongside Queensland Road, the wetlands are a short drive from the CBD, providing public facilities for recreational and educational pursuits. At the entrance, a picnic area is provided along … Read more