Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

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

Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre temporarily closed until further notice

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. Due to coronavirus, Council has closed its environment centres. All programs delivered from these centres have also been suspended to assist with social distancing requirements.

Karawatha Forest Park remains open to the public.

The water hand pump and dry creek bed in the nature playground adjacent to the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre are currently unavailable. For more information, read Temporary changes to Council aquatic facilities.

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates. For event information, search our What’s On calendar to see if an event has been impacted.

 

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.

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: 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.

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

Tue 7 Apr 2020, 10:00am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.** Parents and carers can enjoy a range of nature-based sensory play and activities to keep children entertained and engaged...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Tue 7 Apr 2020, 2:00pm
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.**Bookings essential. Usually art is done on your own but not in this workshop. Here you will work both individually and as a...

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

Wed 8 Apr 2020, 10:00am
Cancelled

**This event has been cancelled.** Parents and carers can enjoy a range of nature-based sensory play and activities to keep children entertained and engaged...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

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