Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall, QLD, 4034 07 3403 1490
Wheelchair accessible
Public toilets

From 1am on Friday 22 January 2021, the maximum number of visitors for Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre will be capped at 50 people.

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.

Come and visit our new look Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre. You can view our environmental and cultural displays, discover facts about the wetlands flora and fauna, and learn about the importance of preserving natural areas.

Meet our stick insects, play in the animation centre, browse the wetlands dioramas and enjoy the interactive display.

While at the centre, explore with the Agents of Discovery mobile game by downloading the free app (Google PlayApple Store).

Facilities

  • Interactive display
  • Sensory wall
  • Information desk
  • Display area
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Bike tracks
  • Walking tracks
  • Indigenous art
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public toilets
Indigenous totem trails are a part of Brisbane’s permanent public art.

Opening hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-4pm
  • Thursday: 9am-4pm
  • Friday: 9am-4pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4pm
  • Sunday: 9am-4pm

Volunteering

You can help raise awareness about our reserves and encourage positive environmental outcomes while enjoying the company of other volunteers by joining our Volunteer Program.

A variety of volunteering opportunities is available including:

  • greeter and administrative positions, including project and workshop delivery
  • forest guides to lead group walks
  • event and activity support, including environmental educational and advocacy.

Location

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Our environment centres also offer curriculum-based Environmental Learning Program for schools. 

While at the centre you can also walk the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail though the wetlands. Before you go, or during your walk, you can download or view the trail map (Word - 1.46Mb).

Educational resources

Watch the Sharing Shorelines video to learn about the importance of Brisbane's coastal habitats for shorebirds.

Check out how many bird's in the bird checklist you see in the wetlands.

Nurri Millen Totem Trail

In 1996, nationally renowned Indigenous artist, the late Ron Hurley, worked with six local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to study and research the Indigenous culture of the Boondall Wetlands. Together, they developed and reinforced their cultural identity by creating a series of 18 contemporary totems symbolising various aspects of their culture. The Nurri Millen Totem Trail forms part of Council's public art collection.

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Upcoming events

Thu 4 Feb 2021, 10:00am
Free

Bring along the kids to take part in a traditional Japanese Kamishibai storytelling and crafts. After the activity, why not explore the wetlands on a self...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Fri 5 Feb 2021, 8:00am
Free

Bookings essential. Pilates stretches and strengthens muscles of the spine and pelvis simultaneously thru abdominal based exercises

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9:30am
Free

Make memories with your little ones on a guided scavenger hunt in Boondall Wetlands. Volunteers will lead a fun and engaging mini tour along the stroller...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre