Luckily, I am going to let you in on a little secret. A top-secret area of natural bushland that is known only to locals but is the perfect place for a stroll with your dog. This natural bush corridor is marked only by a rubbish bin and a roll of doggie bags. It's quiet, filled with native trees and birds and is conveniently fenced in by houses and acre blocks.
So how do you find this magical place? Head towards Kurwongbah Drive in Petrie. Ignore "Kurwongbah Park" with the children's play equipment and continue on until you find number 53 Kurwongbah Drive. The spot you are looking for is between some bushland & number 53's green, colour bond fence (Google Maps Street View).
The corridor is large enough to do a round trip or you can follow the path off to the right and pop out in Oberong Court. Or if you're in the mood for a longer jaunt, continue on and to the left and you can bush bash right up to the water tower and out onto Torrens Road.
Things to keep in mind:
To off-leash or to on-leash? As the area isn't officially recognised as a dog park, I am going to go ahead and tentatively suggest that you could choose to let your dog off leash here. The homes & blocks on all sides provide a safe barrier for your dog to explore and it is large enough for several dogs to coexist without coming into contact. However, as always, exercise some caution when approaching other dogs, particularly if they are on a leash.
As you stroll, you might also be lucky enough to spot some wild koalas. As the area is a natural bush corridor, it is a great safe space for wildlife. Although it can be very exciting to see wild koalas, please be mindful that one of the biggest threats to our cuddly Australian icon are dog attacks. And dogs, being curious by nature, will always be keen to engage and could also suffer some serious injuries from a frightened koala in the process.
Those things aside, a walk here is a great way to unwind and take in a bit of nature, for yourself & the pooch.