Boondall Wetlands

Boardwalk through wetlands, overcast ground with blue sky in the horizon, taken at Boondall Wetlands towards the bird hide

The Boondall Wetlands is the largest wetlands in Brisbane, Queensland. It is a refuge for local wildlife and an important resting and feeding place for migratory birds. Boondall Wetlands Reserve includes several walking trails and a bikeway that connects to larger bikeway network from Redcliffe in the north and Brisbane in the south. To Get … Read more

Kumbartcho Sanctuary

Wooden walkway through forest next to a waterhole, taken at Kumbartcho Sanctuary

Kumbartcho Sanctuary is a hidden pocket of wildlife and bushland beside the North Pine River in Eatons Hill of Brisbane. Kumbartcho is derived from the local Aboriginal word for Hoop Pine, which was the dominant species in the area before they were felled by settlers to build ships. The sanctuary is 6 hectares incorporating the … Read more

Buckley’s Hole

Water lagoon at Buckley's Hole Conservation Park, used by local and migratory shorebirds

Buckley’s Hole is a conservation park on the southern end of Bribie Island. It sits at the bottom of the eastern side of Bribie Island, south of the Bongaree Jetty . The area is a habitat used by local and migratory shorebirds, some flying 6000km non-stop. Migratory birds stop at Buckley’s Hole to rest and … Read more

Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk

Mangrove Boardwalk through the mangroves, located on the foreshore of Moreton Bay at Wynnum, from Elanora Park and continues to a bird hide overlooking tidal saltmarshes

The Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk goes through the mangrove foreshore of Moreton Bay at Wynnum. It is one of the first destinations of interest from the start of the Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive . The walk starts from Elanora Park and links to a bird hide overlooking tidal saltmarshes, then loops back through a forest to return … Read more

Gordonbrook Dam

Gordonbrook Dam is the water supply to Kingaroy, originally built as a water supply for the RAAF training base during World War II. The dam provides a place for bird life, making it a great place for bird watching. A bird hide is a short walk from the day use area. Walking trails leading from … 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

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

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