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Published April 29th 2018
Mingle with nature at Bunyaville Conservation Park
Nestled in the heart of Brisbane's Northern Suburbs, Bunyaville Conservation Park provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Conveniently located between Ferny Hills and Albany Creek, this small slice of nature provides plenty of opportunities for some fresh air with its variety of walking trails, horse tracks and mountain biking paths. There are shady picnic areas and the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre runs a school education program.
Information board at Bunyaville National Park
The park's walking trails range from an easy 241 metres long to it's longest at 1.6kms return. You can also combine any of the 5 trails for a longer walk. The tracks are an easy grade and the odd koala has been spotted in the area so it pays to keep your eyes open. Dogs are allowed on leashes on the shared trails only. One thing to note; if it has been raining heavily, the tracks do get flooded so keep that in mind when choosing your footwear.
Horse riding and mountain biking are also popular activities in the area, so don't be surprised to come across them on the shared trails. Each trail is specially marked to inform you of designated riding areas.
The start of one of the trails at Bunyaville Conservation Park
There are a range of barbeques and picnic tables scattered throughout the entrance to the park. The tall shady gum trees provide a beautifully tranquil setting for a family picnic. Firewood is provided and there are toilet facilities close by.
The beautiful picnis area at Bunyaville Conservation Park
If you are a wildlife lover then you have come to the right place. Kookaburras, lorikeets, parrots, doves, echidnas, lizards, wallabies, possums and koalas all call the park home. The quieter you are, the better your chances are of coming across one of these locals in their natural environment.
The beautiful gumtrees at Bunyaville Conservation Park
To get to the Bunyaville Conservation Park by car, take Old Northern Road until you see the well-signed turnoff. The park is 15kms north of Brisbane. There is also a bus stop (76) located directly in front of the park. The gates are open from 7am to 5.30pm every day, staying open an extra hour in summer. For more information, you can check out the NPSR website here.