Bushland reserves

Discover the diversity of Brisbane City Council's bushland reserves, wetlands, parklands and forest. Council manages over 9500 hectares of natural areas for conservation, nature based activities and protection of biodiversity. View track maps and enjoy bush walking tracks, mountain bike and horse riding trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. You can also visit natural habitat areas and discover a range of native animal and plant species.

Find information about Council's bushland reserves, permitted activities, walking tracks, facilities, flora and fauna and their history. You can also find events happening in parks and reserves across Brisbane as well as at the environment centres.

Before exploring our bushland reserves, visit the Atlas of Living Australia website to see what wildlife you are likely to encounter. Print out a species list and record your sightings to share with other visitors.

Impacts due to 2022 severe weather events

All of Council's bushland reserves are open to the public, however some walking tracks, mountain bike trails and shared-use tracks are temporarily closed for the safety of park visitors while repair works are undertaken. 

Visit the relevant bushland reserve page for current temporary closures.

Find reserve information

Last updated: 24 January 2023

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