Archerfield Wetlands Parkland

Archerfield Wetlands Parkland is located in Brisbane's south-west, approximately 12 kilometres from Brisbane's Central Business District (CBD). The parkland is approximately 150 hectares and contains a variety of habitats including eucalypt forest, open grassland, freshwater wetlands and creeks.

A new Discovery Trail through the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland is now open. Visitors can enjoy birdwatching, bushwalking and off-road cycling along the nearly 3-kilometre-long trail.

The Wetlands Discovery Trail was delivered as part of the $100 million Oxley Creek Transformation project which is revitalising Oxley Creek from the Brisbane River at Tennyson to Larapinta into a lifestyle and leisure destination.

The Discovery Trail is the first stage of the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland, with development underway for a future district park which will deliver new facilities for the community to connect with nature and each other, including a large adventure play space featuring an exciting water play area, a youth hub and basketball court, an event lawn and a catchment centre focused on the environmental rehabilitation of the Oxley Creek catchment.

Note: As the parkland is located in a floodplain and bushland environment, it may be closed during periods of flooding or extreme fire danger. Areas of the parkland are also susceptible to flash flooding and visitors are requested not to enter the parkland during or after periods of heavy rain.

Register for the Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service to receive alerts about potentially dangerous weather events.

Tracks and trails

Wetlands Discovery Trail

  • A low difficulty 2.9km (one way) walking or off-road cycling trail through Archerfield Wetlands Parkland. This trail takes visitors through the floodplain environment, past open grassland landscapes, Forest Red Gum bushland, over creeks and along the riparian edge of Oxley Creek.

Wetlands Lookout Trail

  • An easy, short walk (450m) accessed via the Wetlands Discovery Trail out along the edge of the wetlands, to a shady lookout point over an open water section of the wetlands.


Recommended car parking is available on Factory Road (near the intersection with Alban Street). There are approximately 10 car parking spaces.

Note: Future car parking and amenities, including toilets, picnic facilities and barbecues will be provided as part of the District Park off Bowhill Road due to open in late 2023.

View the wayfinding map for Archerfield Wetlands Parkland below.

This image is a map of the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland, showing the route of the Wetlands Discovery Trail through the parkland, including the route of the Wetlands Lookout Trail, which is accessed from the Discovery Trail. The two entry points to the Discovery Trail are identified on the map as Trailheads. The northern Trailhead, top of map, is accessed via Gleneagles Crescent Park, Oxley. The southern Trailhead, bottom of map, is accessed via Bowhill Road, Durack.

More information

Find out more information about Oxley Creek Transformation by visiting the Oxley Creek Transformation website.

Last updated: 21 June 2022
Topics: park oxley

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.