Nestled in the outskirts of Brisbane, between Logan City and Redlands City, Brisbane Koala Bushlands is the result of money well spent from the Bushland Preservation Levy and some kindly donated lands. The Stockyard Creek Circuit is ideal for an intergenerational family experience.
Location: 137 Alperton Rd, Burbank QLD 4156
Walking Distance: 1.4km of sealed path
Elevation: Slight incline for parts of the circuit
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Very easy, suitable for pram/wheelchair
Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm
Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, interactive visitor information, onsite parking for 25 vehicles
What to take: Water, camera, insect repellant, picnic,
The Stockyard Creek Circuit is a lovely introduction to the joys of bushwalking for small children. With a sealed path, even the youngest and frailest members of the family can be pushed along and enjoy the wonders of the bush. The visitor node is full of interactive information to help you make the most of your time at Brisbane Koala Bushlands.
Part of the circuit runs parallel to Stockyard Creek. The prettiest parts of the bushwalk are in this section. The boardwalk crossing the creek is an especially lovely spot.
Look out for the ferny undergrowth beside the creek bed. After heavy rain the creek would be spectacular, but even in the dry it adds interest and the possibility for adventure.
Being an open eucalypt forest, summer would be very hot in the middle of the day. However, if you pick your time right, Brisbane Koala Bushlands can be enjoyed all year round.
Make sure to do some koala spotting at the viewing deck. Look out for koalas in the forks of trees. These bushlands are part of the Koala Coast Network, and is one of the most important koala habitat areas in Australia. The Koala Coast protects between 3000 and 5000 koalas, as well as many other native animals.
So pack a picnic, and your family, and enjoy a morning or afternoon at Brisbane Koala Bushlands.