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Humpybong Creek Reserve

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by Andrew Gill (subscribe)
Im a former English teacher, currently working in the world of galleries, museums and cultural services. More importantly I'm a dad and husband on the lookout for family friendly activities.
Published July 23rd 2014
Weird name, great place
Humpybong Creek
Humpybong fountain, early morning

This reserve grew up around a historic weir (there is a plaque about this at its entrance if early engineering is of interest to you), and if you start at the beach end (just near the Moreton Bay council Building and Carpark) it is not much to look at on first inspection. The tidal inlet even smells bad from time to time, but hold your nose and soldier on. It's worth it.

Humpybong Creek Reserve
Humpybong Creek

Once you start to follow the track just a few metres it opens up into a very nice creek with waterbirds aplenty. The fountain, although not a sculpture of note in it's own right, creates wonderfull water sprays, that add a great sound to the area and the three dolphins statue, just beyond, makes up for the fountains lack of artistry.

humpybong creek reserve, bridge
Humpybong creek Bridges

There are toilets in the carpark near the entrance, and picnic tables just a little way along, so a picnic is easy and enjoyable. The best thing to do here, however, is the classic time tested practice of feeding the ducks (the seagulls, other waterbirds and pidgeons will also gladly accept your bread).

This little oasis in the middle of Redcliffe offers simple pleasures, but in an area that is always bustling along, with more Café's and Restaurants than you can poke a bagette at, it is just this simplicity of packing a lunch and sharing it with the ducks, that makes this reserve so wonderful.

Humpybong Creek, duck feeding
Feeding the ducks

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Why? To slow down your life
Where: Humpybong Creek Reserve, Redcliffe
Cost: Free
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This is a wonderful place to bring the kids to let them get up and personal with the wildlife BUT please do not feed the wildlife bread. It is not good for them.
by gastl (score: 0|5) 2203 days ago
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