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Boondall Wetlands

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A boardwalk through wetlands
Photograph: Brisbane City Council/Wikicommons

Time Out says

Brisbane’s largest wetlands boasts 1,150 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, paperbark marshes, grasslands and open forest. Trails are a mix of boardwalks, bitumen and gravel and range from 100m to 13km. The Billai Dha-gun circuit is a level, 2km trail of compacted gravel or good old bitumen, suitable for prams and wheelchairs, meandering through forest and wetlands and passing a bird hide with views across to Shorncliffe. Alternately the 8.4km bikeway to Nudgee Road and back takes two to three hours to walk, and passes by the Anne Beasley Lookout. There's 190 species of bird living here and a large migratory shorebird population from Northern Asia roosts here from September to March. As you trundle along you can also follow the Nurri Millen Totem Trail, a contemporary Indigenous culture display placed near related sites or habitats. 

The Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre (open Tue-Sun 9am-4pm) is located at the main entrance and is chock full of information and activities. Shade is intermittent at the wetlands so bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a water bottle. While you are in the neighbourhood, check out the nearby Nudgee Beach Wetlands Boardwalk off O’Quinn Street at Nudgee Beach, another stunning 1.5km circuit walk.

Tim Nodens
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