Downfall Creek Bushland Centre Playground- Mcdowall

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Downfall Creek Bushland Centre and Playground

815 Rode Rd Mcdowall.

We are in love with this location in general, minutes from the city, it ticks many boxes including ample parking, good amenities and a WOW playground. The centre itself is only open 5 days a week offering a lovely native fishtank and other interesting information.

The site is open 7 days a week from around 7am-7pm with a gate at the front indicating it is open. The toilets operate under similar times to the site. There are several shelters for picnics and 2 gas BBQ’s. There is also a Basketball court, walking tracks (see our great outdoors page) and concreted paths suitable for the use of bikes or scooters.

The playground is a a Mountains to Mangroves playground with a fort type structure, several slides and a lovely look to it. It is not overly suited to the very young Brisbane Kids given it does get quite high and can be tricky for the little ones to actually get on. That said, I took my 23 month old and after a few times of helping him get on he had a grand time. Unfenced. More pictures on the Brisbane Kids Facebook Page


Downfall Creek Bushland Centre – Rode Rd McDowall>>Thanks to the Jones Family

We chose Downfall Creek as our first bushwalking adventure as it was local, a short track and there was a playground within the Bushland Centre so we could play and have a picnic afterwards. We trekked along the “Creek” track and “Senses” track, which all up took about 45 minutes. It was a fairly easy track and also safe with no big heights to worry about the kids falling down. Along the way there were birds to see along with many interesting trees and a platforms that gives you a lookout over Downfall Creek. The fact there was a good adventure playground at the end of it made it a good place to start the kids on a bushwalk.





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