Minnippi Parklands is a welcome spot for a relaxing stroll. While not technically a bushwalk, the Parklands are a welcome nature escape for the surrounding suburbs of Tingalpa and Carindale. A wider than average footpath, that is suitable for all abilities, circles Minnippi Lake. A viewing platform overhanging the lake is an ideal vantage point to watch the various duck and bird species.
Location: 139 Stanton Road West, Tingalpa 4173
Walking Distance: Minnippi Lake Circuit approx 2km, there are additional paths that connect to other local playgrounds
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy, wheelchair, pram, bike and scooter friendly
Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required
Facilities: Picnic tables and BBQs, aviation themed playground
What to take: Insect repellent, food to feed the ducks
The parklands are part of the Bulimba Creek Bikeway and are an access point to the Bulimba Creek Canoeing precinct. I had the opportunity to experience Minnippi Parklands one Saturday morning when I participated in Minnippi parkrun. Even after a week of rain the paths withstood the pounding of 230 keen runners. I mustn’t have been running fast enough because mosquitoes still managed to have a piece of me. So insect repellent is advisable.
Minnippi Parklands aren’t a big event, but nor are they to be ignored. A great place for family fun!