Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

149 Acacia Road, Karawatha, QLD, 4117 07 3178 0330
Nature play space
Wheelchair accessible
Meeting rooms
Public toilets

Brisbane City Council's Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is in Karawatha Forest Park. The centre aims to inform locals and visitors about the significance of the natural area, including the local frog population, and includes Queensland's first nature play space.


  • Interactive display
  • Information desk
  • Display area
  • Playground
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Barbecue
  • Community composting hub
  • Car park
  • Nature play space
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public toilets
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre also includes Queensland’s first nature play space which includes water play, climbing features, discovery trails and sculptural artworks, an interactive floor projection of a frog habitat, a sculptural forest discovery area, a night-time audio visual experience room and a virtual reality experience giving a bird’s-eye view of Karawatha Forest.

Opening hours

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

Meeting rooms

The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre has two meeting rooms available for hire by environment-focused community groups and organisations for the purpose of meetings and events.

The rooms are not available for parties or other events.

Capacity: 30 people (when combined to create one large room – 60 people)

For more information and to enquire, fill in the online form.

Group bookings

The Environment Centres are open to the public to allow individuals to learn and explore the natural environment.

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

For more information and to enquire, fill in the online form.


Help raise awareness of our reserves while enjoying the company of other volunteers by joining our Volunteer Program. A variety of volunteering opportunities are 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.


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Upcoming events

Sun 26 Jan 2020, 9:30am

Did you know the Karawatha Forest is one of the largest areas of remnant bushland within our city? Learn about the local flora and fauna on a guided walk along...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10:00am

Parents and carers can enjoy a range of nature-based sensory play and activities to keep children entertained and engaged within the surroundings of Karawatha...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Wed 29 Jan 2020, 9:30am

Bookings essential. Fast track your fitness with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). The class focusses on strength and cardiovascular exercises to ensure...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

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