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Published December 29th 2015
Take your Mozzie Repellant on a ride or walk
Like many folk, I drive the M1 past the Boondall Wetlands turn-off regularly, and often say to myself "I must visit there one day!" I have visited in the past, but tat was a long time ago. It is a place popular for nature lovers, cyclists and walkers with several tracks taking one close to Cabbage Tree Creek and Nundah Creek that enter Moreton Bay, just north of the Wetlands.
The Environment Centre opened in 1996 and is open Monday to Sunday (except Public Holidays) from 8.30 am to 4 pm, however the wetlands itself are accessible at all times. The Centre provides information, as well as environmental and cultural displays. Toilet facilities are also available at the Centre.
It is a very popular venue for cyclists of all ages, as there are cycling paths to nearby Boondall suburb and along to Nudgee Beach. There is great wheelchair access as well, and artworks depicting local aboriginal culture.
Don't forget to take a camera, water to drink, wear a hat and take some mozzie repellent too; the latter is especially important late in the afternoon.
You can download maps of the walks and additional information – including safety advice – from this site. One can also download information about the aboriginal totems that are throughout the wetlands.
At weekends, volunteer tour guides are available, but it may be wise to contact the centre on 07 3403 8888 for the latest updates. Next time, I will take my electric bike (I have a fold up one that fits in the boot of my car) and do the full tour of the Wetlands, as I have learnt it is a great place for photography too!