Conservation Centers In Brisbane – Get Amongst Brisbane Nature!


Get your Brisbane kids away from the screen and out and about in nature at any of Brisbane’s amazing Conservation Centres this weekend. It’s not just about teaching your kids about conservation, it’s about seeing native Australian animals in their natural habitats, bushwalks through amazing scenery and taking in fresh air and family time! It’s a fun family day out, it’s totally affordable and it’s perfect for sparking a love of nature, animals and science in your Brisbane kids.

The Best Conservation Centers in Brisbane and South East Queensland

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre – On the Raven Street Reserve in the Chermside Hills, Downfall Creek offers an information centre and guided tours. For animal lovers, guided spotlight tours can be arranged via the information centre at 815 Rode Road McDowall.


Boondall Wetlands Environmental Centre – Nature spotting, night spotlight tours, bird watching and even the occasional dolphin….Boondall Wetlands offers walking, canoeing, cycling and recreational facilities with plenty of nature (so bring the mozzie spray). The centre is located at 31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall

Osprey House Environmental Centre gives an opportunity for you and your Brisbane kids to really appreciate the beauty of the Qld great outdoors. Watch the resident raptors nesting from a specially built viewing platform, go birdwatching, or take advantage of the children corner, with colouring in and other activities. Located at Dohles Rocks Rd, Griffin

D’Aguilar National Park South (aka Brisbane Forrest Park). 3600 ha of things to do and see and all just down at the end of Waterworks Road! From horse riding to camping to dozens of walking tracks through waterfalls, along dams and through plenty of koala and kangaroo spotting territory! Walkabout Creek Visitors Centre is at 60 Mt Nebo Road in The gap.

Redlands Indigiscapes is the heart of Redland’s Environmental Education and offers information on the gardens and natural spaces of Redlands. Access walking tracks, an education centre and plenty of info from 17 Runnymede Road Capalaba


Jacob’s Well Environmental Education Centre is about 20kms from Beenleigh and caters to the conservation of southern islands of Moreton Bay. You’ll find lizards, frogs, snakes and other Brisbane boy’s favourites as well as plenty of information and things to do for mums and dads.

Bunyaville Environmental Centre is the information centre for Bunyaville Conservation Park in Everton Hills. It sports plenty of walks and has plenty of educational activities for Brisbane Kids. There is even a pet friendly area that’s great for pets and free range kids.

Moreton Bay Environmental Educational Centre is a “living building” created to the highest sustainability standards so it’s a great place to take Brisbane kids interested in conservation and environmental issues. It caters to the wildlife and mangrove forests of Moreton Bay and its islands including the heavily endangered Dugong population around St Helena Island (wouldn’t that be a treat to spot!) It’s located at 162 Stradbroke Avenue in Wynnum.

Queens Park Environmental Centre Ipswich is the centre of environmental education in the city of Ipswich and surrounds. It offers family activities, educational workshops and information. The park itself is home to lots of colourful native birds and kid friendly gardens and playgrounds. Enter via Goleby Avenue.

A visit to any of these awesome places will encourage your Brisbane kids to take a keen interest in conversation for Brisbane’s future. Encourage them to try out the interactive activities at the various conservation centres and get passionate about nature. This will help turn an awe inspiring, fun adventure into a wonderful learning experience. Get your Brisbane kid out and about in nature and interested in science! Just be sure to treat all wild animals with caution, stay well away and never feed them! For Brisbane conservation’s sake, stay on walking tracks, leave only footprints and take only photos! Did you love this post? Click like and Share to tell your friends!

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