Brisbane, Australia

Boondall Wetlands

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Located 15 km northeast of Brisbane, the Boondall Wetlands is the home to a range of wildlife, and is a popular spot for birders.  There’s also some pleasant running, on a combination of  four different tracks.

The signature route is the Boondall Wetlands Bikeway, which is a 5 mile out and back from the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre to Nudgee Beach.  There are great views of the marshy terrain. We recommend stopping at the Anne Beasley Lookout, 3.5 km (2.8 miles) from the start, for great views of the wetlands and Moreton Bay.

The Bikeway will eventually link up with the Kedron Brook Bikeway (see our route there).

Add-Ons/Alternatives: An alternative  start point is at Nudgee Beach Reserve where you will find the 1.5 km (0.93 miles) Tabbil-ban dhagun Boardwalk and the ability to run back on Nudgee Road to join up with the Kedron Brook Bikeway. Both start points provide picnic and toilet facilities, however only the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre provides water.

Essentials
  • Bikeway is 8.3 km (5.1 miles) out and back; Numerous other paths, see trail map
  • Flat
  • Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre on Bicentennial Road
  • Car is the best option however Boondall train station is nearby