Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

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

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

Meet our crevice skinks, become a migratory shorebird, play the animation game, and be immersed in the interactive displays.

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

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.

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

Group bookings

The environment centres are open to the public to allow visitors to learn and explore the natural environment.

If you're seeking a tailored group experience, we can arrange for extra activities subject to staff and volunteer availability.

For more information and to enquire about group bookings (for non-school groups), complete the online form.

If you wish to make a group booking for a school group, complete the online school learning program booking enquiry form.

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

More information

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Our environment centres also offer curriculum-based school learning programs.

Walking track information and maps

Find a map of the wetlands, track locations, grading and length of tracks on our Boondall Wetlands page.

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.

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.

Watch our new videos

Upcoming events

Wed 22 Sep 2021, 10:00am
Free

Bookings essential. Explore Boondall Wetlands Reserve using a bushwalkers GPS and map to find clues and solve puzzles.

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

Fri 24 Sep 2021, 10:00am
Free

Everyone can enjoy this easy-paced two kilometre guided nature walk along the Billai dhagun Circuit track at Boondall Wetlands to discover the unique flora and...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sat 25 Sep 2021, 10:00am
Free

Join us on our volunteer-led fun and engaging guided walk along one of the tracks at Boondall Wetlands. Parents, grandparents and carers can relax and learn...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre