Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

815 Rode Road, Chermside West, QLD, 4032 07 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
  • 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

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
  • forest 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 (Word - 5.1Mb).

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 4 Apr 2023, 9:00am

Bookings essential. Learn how to get dirty by growing plants in your gardens, and how to look after them. Activity includes take-home projects including plants...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, Chermside West

Wed 5 Apr 2023, 10:00am

Bookings essential. Come along and work against the clock to explore a range of different creative activities focussing on the environment. Usually art is done...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, Chermside West

Wed 5 Apr 2023, 2:00pm

Bookings essential. Eco Drama! - Come and celebrate our beautiful environment and play drama games with a sustainability focus. Jump like a kangaroo, fly like a...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, Chermside West

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