Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

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

From 12pm on Friday 3 July 2020, the maximum number of visitors for Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre will be capped at 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.

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 art totems

Nurri Millen Totem Trail is a series of cast aluminium totems symbolise aspects of the Indigenous Australian culture in the wetlands. Download:

Watch our new videos

Upcoming events

Sat 8 Aug 2020, 10:00am
Free

Learn new technology, identify local organisms and contribute to an international biodiversity database. You’ll be led by an experienced environmental scientist...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sun 9 Aug 2020, 10:00am
Free

Drop in and learn more about composting. Find out how to turn kitchen scraps into rich nutrients for your garden at Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre. The...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sun 9 Aug 2020, 11:30am
Free

Join our volunteers on this informative and immersive walk around the gentle 100 metre Tulla-yugaipa dhagun Track to learn about the traditional Aboriginal uses...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre