Environment centres

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.
  • Agents of Discovery: Wild Backyards mission – Explore your own backyard with new missions released fortnightly. To play download the free app (Google Play, Apple Store) and follow these instructions. Guaranteed to keep kids entertained while learning in the safety of their back yard.

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, Downfall Creek Bushland Centre and Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre have reopened.

Council staff and volunteers will manage the number of people allowed in the office and display areas at any given time, with a maximum of 20 allowed in display areas. Regular cleaning will be undertaken between visitors. 

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

Most programs delivered from these centres are still suspended to assist with social distancing requirements. For the School Learning Program and Bush Neighbours Program, contact our Educators by email to discuss possible delivery alternatives for Term 3 and to process bookings for future dates. 

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates, cancelled events, and venue closures.

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:4 June 2020