Places to feed the ducks in Brisbane

Places to feed the ducks in Brisbane

Before you head off to feed the ducks please read the following document http://wildbirdrescues.com.au/feeding-native-birds/feeding-swans-and-ducks/ and http://www.faunarescue.org.au/documents/BreadIsBadForMe-FeedingDucksAndWaterfowl.pdf and http://mothernatured.com/2011/08/27/ditch-the-bread-and-make-gourmet-wild-duck-food-instead/

There is nothing that a Brisbane Kid will love more than heading to local lake to feed some ducks. We gathered these locations via our facebook fans who claim these are best spots for kids to feed the ducks in Brisbane. We gathered these on the 27th June 2011. We have not verified all these spots because let be frank.. it just isnt realistic. So forgive us is one happens to be wrong but these have all been sent in by Brisbane Mums who believe them to be the best places in Brisbane to feed the ducks!

> Centenary Lakes Caboolturet…it has a huge park for the kids plus numerous ponds that are full with ducks, geese, swamp turkeys, turtles and the occassional eel….my kids love it there…plus huge fields to kick a ball around.

> Botanical gardens at toowong

> The little lake in the middle of Sandgate town, and there is heaps of turtles there! And a little play equipment for kids!

> Ormiston it is a suburb in Redlands….lovely spot and has a little park 5 minute walk from it…bring bikes aswell nice path and for older kids to do some BMX track hill aswell..Not much shade so bring a hat, has BBQ areas aswell

> Doug Larsen park at beenleigh, right next to the bmx track

> The big park at Capalaba (not sure of the name) its next to bunnings. There is a park and places for the kids to ride their bikes, last time i went the park was secured by a fence so little kids couldnt get out to the pond.

> There is also one at mount cotton, on valley way. As well as 2 duck ponds there is an off leash fenced dog area, basket ball court, big playground, bike tracks, and a BBQ area.

> The bridge over the creek at Arnwood Place, off Ekibin Rd, Annerley. Ducks and loads of water birds, turtles and eels. A little playground and lots of running/footy kicking space too 🙂

> Just off Bracken Ridge road in Bracken Ridge. It’s in an estate (on the right heading towards Strathpine) with playground, BBQ facilities, pond with loads of ducks. Great thing is too they have just put in a new fence to separate the pond and playground.

> Capalaba Central Park

> There is a wetlands area (possibly Bowies Wetland from memory) on Leicester St at Coorparoo which has a nice little boardwalk with ducks, water hens and lizards. My little boy loes going there to feed the ducks.

> Minnippii Parklands at Tingalpa (enter via Wynnum Rd not Meadowlands Rd)

> Keith Borland Wetlands (Wavell Heights), can access from many directions as it’s along the bike path. Edinburgh Castle Road is the closest entry point (opposite Retro Espresso coffee shop, so you can grab a nice hot drink as well)

> Underwood Park (Rochedale South) there are ducks

> Redcliffe along the water front, most days. $5.00 chips from local and sit down in any park and wait for the gulls to arrive. So funny especially when there is a huge amount, and it can frighten some, but amuzes most-GIVE ME A CHIP!!!

> There are dozens at Huxtable Park in Chermside West (near the corner of Maundrell Tce and Shelgate Rd)

> Les Atkinson Park in Sunnybank

> We fed the ducks, eels and turtles at the University of Queensland yesterday! We walked over the Green Bridge from West End with bikes. Also Sherwood Aboritum is great for birds!

> Sherwood (not sure what it’s like after the floods though)

> Anzac Park in Toowong

> Kings country at thornlands you can feed ducks, goats and chickens

> Lagoons in sandgate

> Feeding the ducks at Hillard creek, (birkdale direction) is always fun, great playground there too.

> You are allowed to feed the ducks at the pond on Humpybong Esplanade, Redcliffe. There are eels, fish & turtles in the water there too. My kids love it. 🙂

> At the Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler. We go to the markets on Sunday morning and then feed the ducks afterwards. Lots of fun!

> Norfolk Lake, Narangba. Ducks will come out of the water right to your feet. If they’re hungry enough you can even hand feed them. Park and plenty of walking tracks too. Best duck adventure we’ve found!!

> Capalaba park behind bunnings , ormiston park near softball field

> Boondall Entertainment Centre have a lake and BBQ areas with ducks and eels to feed. Its lovely there

> Kedron brook down the back of grange or Gordon park or back towards stafford away from the dogs

> Pine rivers park behind the stage

> The Lake at Springfield Lakes – the first lake, just off the highway

> Man made lake at Forest Lake

> Riverdale Park, logan lea, At the end of the road near the logan hospital.

> There is a duck pond off the top end of Nudgee Rd

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4 responses to “Places to feed the ducks in Brisbane”

  1. Sue says:

    There’s a small park called Tygum Lagoon at Waterford, behind the plaza. It’s great for feeding ducks. It has bbq’s, toilets, playground, walk track with exercise equipment and a floating wharf where you can do a little recreational fishing. Great spot for families and it’s never overcrowded.

  2. Sue says:

    The lake in Forest Lake, just down from The Village shopping centre and Forest Lake high school (heading towards the city). Always ducks to feed. Great walk/jog path with a couple of playgrounds situated around the lake. Only one bbq area and toilets though.

  3. Georgina Burrows says:

    @ the ornamental lake outside the entrance to the Aquatic Centre, at the Sleeman Sports Centre, Chandler. There’s also a cafe 🙂

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