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.

The Archerfield Wetlands Precinct Plan was released in 2019 following extensive community consultation. It establishes the vision, priority actions and improvements to transform 150 hectares of underutilised green space into a new public parkland that balances environmental and community needs.

The two signature community project outcomes for the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland are:

  • a shared walking and cycling trail called the Archerfield Wetlands Discovery Trail that provides access through the 150-hectare site
  • a district-scale park located at the old Inala wastewater treatment plant on Bowhill Road, Durack.

Walk or cycle the Wetlands Discovery Trail

Experience all the natural beauty of Archerfield Wetlands Parkland on the discovery trail - open now.

Completed projects

Archerfield Wetlands Discovery Trail project

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

As this parkland is located in a floodplain and bushland environment, the discovery trail may be closed during severe weather events and periods of extreme fire danger. 

Parts of the site are also susceptible to flash flooding. Do not enter the parkland during or after periods of heaving rain.

Register for the Brisbane Severe Weather Alert service to receive alerts about severe weather events.

Current projects

Archerfield Wetlands District Park project

Located off Bowhill Road, Durack, the new district park will include a range of facilities for the community to connect with nature and each other, including a large adventure play space featuring:

  • water play area
  • youth hub with basketball court
  • event and activity lawn
  • bush foods garden
  • catchment centre, with a native plant nursery to support the rehabilitation of Oxley Creek catchment.

The district park will also provide visitors with a direct connection to the Archerfield Wetlands Discovery Trail.

Construction of the park commenced in January 2023 and is expected to be completed in early 2024.

Explore 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.

Car parking

Until completion of the new district park, car parking (approximately 10 car parking spaces) is available on Factory Road near the intersection with Alban Street.

Future car parking and amenities (including toilets, picnic facilities, barbecues) will be provided as part of the district park project.

Visitor wayfinding map

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 the Oxley Creek Transformation by visiting the Oxley Creek Transformation website.

Last updated: 8 February 2023
Topics: park oxley

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