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 and play in a natural setting with family and friends
  • learn about the local flora and fauna
  • participate in free or low-cost organised activities, such as canoeing, guided walks, bird watching and crafts
  • volunteer their time as guides or greeters
  • encourage outside learning with excursions through Brisbane City Council's School Learning Program.
  • explore our environment centres with the Agents of Discovery mobile game. Download the free Agents of Discovery app from Google Play or the Apple Store

From 26 August 2020, the maximum number of visitors permitted in each environment centre building at any one time is limited to:

  • Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre - 30 people
  • Downfall Creek Bushland Centre - 17 people
  • Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre - 30 people.

All events and activities must be booked online to ensure adequate social distancing.

School activities are now being delivered in accordance with Queensland Education guidelines. Staff and volunteers operate under our school COVID Safe plans. A copy is provided to schools upon booking.

Some interactive displays remain closed. Meeting rooms are open for bookings with a maximum of 10 people at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre and a maximum of 20 people at Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre.

Council encourages all visitors to practice safe social distancing when visiting our environment centres and natural areas. 

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates.

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Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall

07 3403 1490

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

815 Rode Road, McDowall

07 3407 2400

Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

07 3178 0330

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Last updated:9 October 2020