Green activities

Looking for some clean, green and healthy things to see and do? You and your family can discover exciting new places and experiences, learn a new skill, be active and connect with nature.

For more exciting Brisbane City Council adventures, find out What's On.

""Ride with Brisbane's bike adventures

Be adventurous and get onto one of Brisbane's bike trails with choices of tracks that wind through the inner-city, Toohey Forest, Boondall Wetlands and Mt Coot-tha mountain bike trail.

""Garden with sustainable events, classes and workshops

Get growing! You don't need green thumbs to grow some herbs or a few veggies and Brisbane's community gardens are abundant places for you to find inspiration and helpful people.

""Cruise on family friendly bike paths

Head to the water and have a family day out – you can cycle along the Sandgate or Wynnum foreshore and enjoy lunch by the water. The flat bike paths are easy for everyone and you'll most likely be assured of a cool breeze (and the possibility of nearby cafes and ice cream shops too).

""Explore your local creeks and catchments

Take a peek at your local creek or get to know more about your local catchment. With 43 creeks to choose from in Brisbane, you can take a walk along a waterway, picnic near the water and even launch a boat or canoe along some of the larger creeks.

""Visit one of Brisbane's natural areas

Take a walk on the wild side - visit one of the city's natural areas. Council has created track maps to help you make the most of the experience. It might surprise you to find such peaceful, natural places in the midst of our bustling city.

""Learn at Council's Environment Centres

Get close to nature at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre or the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. You can join in their events and activities, or simply stroll through natural habitats, observe native wildlife, have a picnic and discover more about our flora and fauna.

""Get active in one of Brisbane's parks

Get active and healthy without the expense of gyms. The Active Parks program gives you the best of both worlds - getting outdoors and getting active at the same time. If exercise isn't for you, explore, discover and experience your local park and make the most of the fresh air and facilities.

""Grow with compost and worms

Composting and worm farming is great for reducing your waste and helping your garden thrive. Kids will particularly love keeping an eye on your worms as they start munching their way through your kitchen scraps and creating rich nutrients for your garden.

""Turn your backyard in to an eco-oasis

Design a raingarden to capture stormwater run-off and protect our waterways. Plant native trees to encourage wildlife or to shade your house from the summer heat. Build a nest box, pond or home for native animals.

""Discover the Council Tip Shops

Find yourself an eco-friendly bargain exploring the Council Tip Shops at Acacia Ridge and Geebung. Buy up big because all the goods have been rescued and recycled from landfill, and profits are donated to the Endeavour Foundation.