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.
  • 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. Check out the Wild Backyards mission to explore your own backyard during lockdown.

COVID-19 restrictions 

Restrictions are in place for South East Queensland. Find out more.

The maximum number of visitors currently permitted in each environment centre building at any one time is limited to:

  • Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre - 100 people
  • Downfall Creek Bushland Centre - 35 people
  • Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre - 100 people.

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, McDowall

07 3407 2400

Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

07 3178 0330


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Last updated: 31 August 2021