Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre

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.

Opportunities are available to volunteer.

Location, opening hours and events

The centre has free entry and:

What's on

Council's environment centre host a number of events throughout the year, from guided walks to children's activities.

Check out what's on at the Karawatha Forest and Discovery Centre.


The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre includes:

  • an interactive floor projection of a frog habitat
  • a sculptural forest discovery area
  • a night-time audio visual experience room
  • a virtual reality experience giving a bird’s-eye view of Karawatha Forest
  • a meeting room and adjacent large outdoor undercover area available for environmental group use
  • free or low-cost events and activities
  • Queensland’s first nature play space which includes water play, climbing features, discovery trails and sculptural artworks
  • sheltered picnic tables, pathways and free double-plate electric barbeques
  • public toilets
  • a car park area providing 50 additional spaces and coach facilities
  • wheelchair access
  • a Community Composting Hub. To use the hub you will need to register online
  • special interest groups can make bookings via the Booking Enquiry form.

The environment centre incorporates sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting to flush toilets and solar panels to offset energy use.

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Environment Centres Volunteer Program

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.

More information

For more information:

Last updated:4 October 2019
Topics: karawatha