Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

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

From 12pm on Friday 3 July 2020, the maximum number of visitors for Karawatha Forest Discovery 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 20 people at Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre.

Council encourages all visitors to practise 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.

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.

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Facilities

  • 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: 10 people for one meeting room and 20 people for the one large room

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.

Volunteering

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 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 Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre. This...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Tue 11 Aug 2020, 10:00am
Free

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

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Wed 12 Aug 2020, 10:00am
Free

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

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre