Boondall Wetlands lies on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe and includes more than 1000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes, melaleuca wetlands, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.
The wetlands are part of a chain of coastal wetlands associated with Moreton Bay which are listed under the Ramsar convention as internationally important wetlands due to the high numbers of international migratory shorebirds that visit the area to feed between September and March each year. The wetlands have ties with the Yatsu-Higata Tidelands of Japan as part of the East-Asian Australasian Shorebird Reserve Network.
The Indigenous Australians have lived at Boondall Wetlands for a long time and continue to have links with this land. The Nurri Millen art totems in the wetlands celebrate this culture.
Boondall Wetlands has a diversity of wildlife. Mammals that occur there include flying foxes, bats, possums and squirrel gliders. There are also a variety of frogs, reptiles and butterflies to be found within the reserve. Boondall has an amazing variety of birdlife to be found throughout the diverse vegetation types including mistletoe birds, tawny frogmouths, eastern curlews, kingfishers, rainbow bee-eaters, grass owls and wrens. At low tide, shorebirds feed on the mudflats. Cormorants, darters, egrets, ibis and herons can be seen year round.
The Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre offers a range of displays and activities on the environmental and cultural heritage of the reserve for park visitors and organised groups.
A track map brochure for Boondall Wetlands Reserve can be obtained from the Brisbane City Council Contact Centre.Visit Website
Car park, Guide, Interactive Centre, Interpretive Centre, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Toilet facilities for the Disabled
Birdwatching, Canoeing, Cycling
Flora/Fauna, Nature based, Wildlife