Are you longing to take a break from the city and get some fresh air? If you are in the Brisbane suburbia, you will only need 30 minutes to reach a nature retreat at the Bunyaville Conservation Park.
Nestled between the Ferny Hills and Albany Creek, the conservation park is a nice place to unwind from the hustle and bustle without driving a long way from the city.
What’s more interesting about this park is it offers something to do for everyone. Check out all the best things to do at the conservation park, aside from enjoying its natural surrounds:
Horses may be ridden on all shared recreational trails in Bunyaville Conservation Park unless otherwise signed. Horse riders are not permitted to ride on the designated mountain-bike trails.
Horse riders are reminded to reduce the impact on the natural areas by observing the code of conduct, like only allowing horses to cross natural watercourses at designated crossing points and ensuring the horses’ coats, hooves and equipment are free of seeds before park visits.
If you have sound navigational skills and a high level of fitness, the designated mountain-bike trails in the conservation park is right for you. There are 10 designated trails all over the park and they are perfect for cross-country mountain-bike riding.
Whilst some trails are super steep, novice riders can find some less challenging trails from riding the park’s shared recreational trail network.
Picnic and day-use areas
Barbecues, firewood, picnic tables, drinking water and toilets are all provided. It will be nice to spend the weekend with the family in the park for a picnic or barbecue under the forest canopy.
If visiting in a large group, or as part of an organised activity, an organised event permit or notification may be required. You need to contact the park’s Permits and Licence Management unit for more information.
You will be greeted by Bunyaville’s open grassy areas and wildlife like koalas, reptiles, and native birds. If you are up for a bushwalk, you can choose between the wide and narrow fire trails.
Meander through dry open forest and discover the diverse range of eucalypt species found in the peaceful reserve by taking the Tree discovery suit, a 650-m walk that will take you around 15 minutes to finish.
If you are up for some challenge, take the 1.7km Bunyaville track. It’s also a bit of exploration because you will see signposts explaining facts about the wildlife in the conservation park.
For kids, there’s the 241-m Education Centre track that leads past the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre and down to the Tree discovery track.
For visitors who want to bring their dogs, do note that pets are allowed on shared trails in the park only, but must be restrained on a leash at all times. Dogs and horses are not permitted on designated walking tracks or mountain-bike only trails.
For bookings and more information about the Bunyaville Conservation Park, go to Brisbane Visitor Information Centre.