The Bayside Parklands is made up of a 16 kilometre stretch of parks located at Wynnum North, the foreshores at Wynnum, Manly and Lota, and bushlands along Tingalpa and Lota Creeks. The parklands consists of over 500 hectares of bushland, waterways and wetlands.
The parklands include mangroves, mudflats, tidal creeks, melaleuca wetlands, salt marshes and wallum and open eucalypt forest. The foreshores of the parklands adjoin Moreton Bay Marine Park which is listed as a Wetland of International Importance.
Migratory shorebirds feed on the food-rich mud flats and roost in the salt marshes and mangroves along the shore. Each spring they fly to Moreton Bay from countries such as Siberia, China, Japan, Mongolia and Alaska. The bay is also an important refuge for the vulnerable dugong, and green and loggerhead turtles that are a threatened species worldwide.
Visitors to the parklands can enjoy walks through the mangroves along the boardwalks, bushwalking, cycling and picnicking.
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