Where is it: 15kms south of the CBD, Brisbane
Why we love it: A beautiful relaxing bushwalk through some natural bushland - and if you're lucky you might get to spot a koala or two!
Tell me more: Brisbane's Koala Bushlands cover a large area of bushland in the southern area of the city, and provide a hugely important refuge not only for koalas, but for all native animals! There are a number of walking tracks at a few different locations as well as picnic areas and information displays! The walking tracks are well maintained - some are sealed, and the walks are all relatively easy to tackle - quite pleasant in the cooler months but as you can imagine in summer the middle of the day might be a challenge! We checked out the Stockyard Creek walking trail and we loved it, even though you can't be guaranteed of spotting a koala (if you really need to see one, head along to Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary). Part of the fun is waiting in anticipation of spotting one, or challenging the kids to be the first to find one or any other interesting wildlife - lots of birds, insects, spiders and occasional creature from the kangaroo family (wallabies, pademelons and the like)! In the end we did manage to spot a koala - right near the end of the walk! The kids were really excited and it made for an great end to a fun and relaxing walk!
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