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 1am on Friday 22 January 2021, the maximum number of visitors for Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre and Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre will be capped at 50 people, and Downfall Creek Bushland Centre will be capped at 20 people, until further notice.

As from 1am on 22 January 2021, in accordance with Queensland Government guidelines, it is no longer mandatory for visitors aged 12 and above to wear a mask when inside indoor Council venues.

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

School activities are now being delivered as per Queensland Education guidelines. Staff and volunteers are operating under our school COVID-safe plans, that are provided to all schools once booked.

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: 21 January 2021