Brisbane has three environment centres at Boondall Wetlands, Downfall Creek and Karawatha Forest. Each natural area is unique and provides opportunities for visitors to the centres to:

  • relax, increase mindfulness, improve mental health and play in a natural setting with family and friends
  • learn about our incredible native flora and fauna in Australia's most diverse city
  • participate in free or low-cost activities, such as canoeing, guided walks, bird watching and sustainable living workshops
  • volunteer their time as guides or greeters
  • encourage outside learning with excursions through Brisbane City Council's School Learning Program.

Coronavirus restrictions

Restrictions are in place for the Brisbane Local Government Area. Find out more.

Christmas/New Year closures

All three of Council's environment centres will be closed from 4pm Thursday 23 December 2021. The centres will reopen on the following dates:

  • Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre reopens 9am Saturday 8 January 2022
  • Downfall Creek Bushland Centre reopens 9am Tuesday 11 January 2022
  • Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre reopens 9am Saturday 8 January 2022.  

Find an environment centre

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Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall

07 3403 1490

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

815 Rode Road, Chermside West

07 3407 2400

Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

07 3178 0330


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Last updated: 16 December 2021