Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

815 Rode Road, Chermside West, QLD, 403207 3407 2400
Public toilets
Wheelchair accessible

The Downfall Creek Bushland Centre is located at the Raven Street Reserve, and is part of the Chermside Hills Reserves. At the centre, you can view environmental and cultural displays, learn about the reserve's flora and fauna, and discover the importance of preserving these natural areas of our environment.

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


  • Barbecue
  • Bike tracks
  • Car park
  • Display area
  • Community composting hub
  • Educational trail
  • Half-court basketball court
  • Information desk
  • Free Native Plants program nursery
  • Playground
  • Public toilets
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Walking tracks
  • Wheelchair accessible
The Mountains to Mangroves' Senses Trail includes wheelchair access, continuous handrail and interpretive signs, including braille and raised text. The major bike and walking tracks are also wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours

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

The Free Native Plants Program nursery is open 9am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday (closed public holidays).

The centre is also closed on public holidays.

Group bookings

For Out of School Care and Holiday (OSCH) groups, contact the centre to confirm your intended visit.

School learning programs

The Environment Centres also offer curriculum-based learning programs. If you wish to make a group booking for a school group, complete the online school learning program booking form.


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
  • guides to lead group walks
  • event and activity support, including environmental, educational and advocacy.


More information

While at the centre, you can also walk the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail through the reserve. Before you go, or during your walk, you can download or view the trail map (PDF - 1.3Mb).

For more information:

Free Native Plants program nursery

Council’s Free Native Plants program offers a range of plants to assist the community to plant out and green their properties. The nursery at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre is open 9am–4pm Tuesday-Friday (closed public holidays). The endemic species provided through this program will help grow our city’s urban forest, connect habitats and support local wildlife.

Visit this centre or Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre with your paid rates notice from the current financial year, or written authority from the property owner or property manager dated in the current financial year. You will receive two free native plants from the Council display stand. Find out more about the Free Native Plants program.

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Upcoming events

Tue 23 Jul 2024, 10:00am

Come along for a special Bush Kindy and celebrate Nature Play Week. Make memories with your little ones as they take part in story-time and rhymes in the...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Thu 25 Jul 2024, 7:30am

Bookings essential. Join us on the platform of the senses trail surrounded by bushland for an hour of forest bathing yoga. Allow your senses to absorb the...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, Chermside West

Thu 25 Jul 2024, 10:00am

Make memories with your little ones on a guided nature walk in the bushland reserve. Our guides will lead an engaging walk along the Senses Trail and other...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

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