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 12pm on Friday 3 July 2020, the maximum number of visitors within each environment centre building will be determined by the 4 square metre rule. This means the following limits will apply:

  • Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre - maximum of 50 people
  • Downfall Creek Bushland Centre - maximum of 17 people
  • Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre - maximum of 50 people.

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

School activities will begin at the start of Term 3 and will align with Queensland Education guidelines. Staff and volunteers will operate as per COVID-safe guidelines. Some interactive displays will remain closed. Meeting rooms will be 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, cancelled events, and venue closures.

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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:22 July 2020