Berrinba Wetlands at Browns Plains – A nature lover’s haven

Get your Brisbane Kids closer to nature at Berrinba Wetlands, where they can learn more about the natural environment and have some fun on the great range of play equipment.

Berrinba Wetlands – The Fun

Berrinba wetlands flying fox

Berrinba Wetlands is an awesome park surrounded by nature in Browns Plains. The huge flying fox over the sand is a main play attraction in this park. There is also a playground with multiple play areas including slides, rockers and climbing frames and a huge climbing spider’s web.  There are several playground spinners here in the sandy area near the climbing frame and a large basket swing on soft fall nearby. Some of the play equipment is under shade sails, though some is uncovered.

Berrinba Wetlands has over 8km of walking paths to explore, all surrounded by native plants and flowers. Six electric barbeques, three shelters and plenty of space make this area ideal for picnics and parties. Scattered throughout the park are fitness stations with great views of the native surroundings. The Berrinba Wetlands interpretive centre is a short but lovely walk from the playground area and provides an educational experience for visitors as an added bonus.

There are also large areas of lawn throughout the wetlands so you can bring a ball, or perhaps a picnic rug, and settle in here with your Brisbane Kids.

Imagination Factor

Berrinba wetlands viewing platform

Brisbane Kids will love exploring the ‘forest’, wandering the many walking tracks through the wetlands. There are some interesting sculptures along the walks and raised bridges and walkways to explore throughout the wetlands. You can challenge your Brisbane Kids to try to identify as many different animals and birds as possible by either sight or by listening to their calls.

Brisbane Kids be able to soar through the sky like a local glider on the amazing flying fox, or hunt in the jungle for green tree frogs.  The climbing net definitely has a spider web feel – are you the predator or the prey?

There are many places throughout the wetlands where Brisbane Kids can get close to nature and see water birds such as pelicans and magpie geese. 

Special NeedsBerrinba wetlands walkways

Modern wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities are provided at Berrinba Wetlands. The playground is unfenced and spacious. The many concrete paths are accessible, smooth and wide, though many areas can get quite wet after bad weather.  Most of the play equipment is over a sand base. The large carpark is not located near to the playground, however street parking may be available.

Berrinba Wetlands – The Facts

Berrinba wetlands small playground

While these wetlands are manmade from sand mining activities since World War II, there has been a deliberate effort made to re-wild the Berrinba Wetlands.  All non-native plants have been cleared from the wetlands and more than 430,000 native trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes have been planted.  There are also more than 100 nesting boxes for native possums, gliders and birds throughout the wetlands.  The Wetlands cover an area of 120 hectares, with only one third of the wetlands accessible developed with the remaining 80 hectares left to be protected and rehabilitated.

If you’re visiting the wetlands in summer, particularly near dusk or dawn, it might be worth packing some insect repellant.

  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets
  • Playground equipment for a variety of ages over a sand base
  • Unfenced, covered playground
  • Huge flying fox
  • Climbing web
  • basket swing
  • Ducks and other water birds
  • Fitness stations
  • Electric BBQs
  • Picnic shelters and tables
  • Numerous bench seats throughout
  • Shady trees
  • Large carpark
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Interpretation centre

Brisbane Playgrounds nearby are Crestmead Park and JJ Smith Memorial Park.

Berrinba Wetlands is located on Wayne Goss Drive in Browns Plains.

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