A 3 kilometre circuit through parkland, and bushland with lagoons
Deagon Wetlands are located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane (Brighton; Sandgate). Strolling through this beautiful bushland area was an enjoyable experience, although the hum of traffic from busy roads nearby was noticeable at times.
We started our circuit from Peace Park on Bracken Ridge Road (at the zebra crossing near the corner of Wighton Street in Sandgate), and strolled along a concrete pathway, admiring the bushland on our left. The area on the right side of the path was covered in mown grass. Here there was a playground with equipment suitable for smaller children, a picnic table, wood barbecue, and tap, plus several bench seats.
We kept going until we encountered an unsealed pathway on our left. There were no sign posts indicating where it went, but as we had planned on doing a circuit, turning left at every opportunity seemed like a good idea.
The unsealed path took us to a viewing platform with panoramic views over Third Lagoon. We couldn't see any water, but long grasses swaying gracefully in the gentle breeze, were a lovely sight. Some white birds were moving about on the far side of the lagoon.
We continued along the unsealed pathway, and the next left, took us onto a small wooden walkway. Standing there, amidst the long grasses, the outside world dropped away, and for a few glorious moments, I felt completely at one with nature.
Amidst the long grasses (I held the camera high above my head to get this picture)
Walking on, we crossed Bracken Ridge Road, and rejoined the path which continued to the left of a large sign, 'Thunderbirds Model Airplane Club'. It was very pleasant walking along the tree-lined pathways in this section of the wetlands.
We decided on a side-trip to Fourth Lagoon nearby (not sign posted), so instead of exiting, we took the path going off to the right along the fence line. Just past the drain (near the 'Deagon Wetlands' sign), we could see a couple of rough mown grass paths which also went off to the right. The second one led us straight to Fourth Lagoon. What a wonderful sight. Water lillies covered part of the surface, and small birds flitted about in the trees nearby.
Retracing our footsteps, we arrived back at the Agnew Street gate, and exited. Turning left, it was an easy walk up Agnew Street. At the end, we turned right onto Bracken Ridge Road, and walked a short distance back to where we had parked.