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Humpybong Creek Precinct

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by Chrystal Byrne (subscribe)
Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published March 25th 2012
[ADVERT]My family didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up, and so the things we did together, were always things that could be done with as little money as possible – or free. The Humpybong Creek Precinct is something I will always remember as 'the ducky place' as most of the time when my mum took me there, the place was covered in ducks.

Humpybong Creek Precinct
Humpybong Creek Precinct

These days the Humpybong Creek Precinct is home to many types of birds, within season of course. Today when I went with my brother, the ducks weren't there, but it was still a refreshing walk and lovely to see the birds that call this nature reserve home, as well as other young families taking advantage of the scenery as I too once did with my family when I was a child.

The Humpybong Creek Precinct has undercover picnic areas which are great if you want to sit down and tempt the birds with bits of bread or soggy chips, or even to just have a picnic with loved ones in the picturesque setting. Haven't had family picnics in a while? Well maybe you should bring the family down and check out the picnic areas here.

Water fountain at Humpybong Creek Precinct
Water fountain at Humpybong Creek Precinct

Birds - Humpybong Creek
Birds - Humpybong Creek

You can walk the paths across the bridges and look at all the fish, eels, frogs and tadpoles swimming in the water with the sea plants and water birds. They too don't mind a bit of bread here and there, and the eels are known to be huge. Taken from experience children love to throw bread and watch the fish gobble it up, and can sit on the bridge and watch them for ages.

For bird watchers, some of the birds you can see are:

Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)

Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)

Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

Large Egret (Egretta alba)

Little Pied Cormorant (Phalocrocorax melanoleucos)

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Swamp Hen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

• White-eyed Duck (Aythya australis)

• White-faced Heron (Ardea novaehollandiae)

• Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)

• Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

Statue at Humpybong Creek
Statue at Humpybong Creek

Humpybong Creek Precinct
Humpybong Creek Precinct

Take it from me; the Humpybong Creek Precinct is a delight for young children. Just bring a picnic lunch, some bread for the birds and fish, and you're set. Bring your camera too, if you want to snap-shot the memories.
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Where: Humpybong Creek Precinct.
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