A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim and have live in the Queensland Outback. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and event in my own backyard.
Published August 19th 2014
Mangrove and nature haven at Wynnum
Are you looking for a feeling of remoteness and serenity just kilometres from Brisbane City and its bustling port? Then head down to Wynnum near the mouth of the Brisbane River to experience the openness and nature of the mangroves along the northern most part of its foreshore.
The iconic Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk is now reopened after a major refurbishment by the Queensland government and is ready to welcome locals and visitors to enjoy the natural delights this hidden treasure provides.
Display boards help to describe the nature of the area and the importance of the mangroves to the Wynnum Manly and Lota foreshore. They describe how the mangrove functions with the marine environment such as protecting the coastlines from erosion as well as protecting its stability.
Each summer thousands of birds from across the world, some as far away as Siberia and Mongolia, migrate to this piece of the Moreton Bay foreshore which is a twitchers paradise. Look out for the Ruddy Turnstone and the Mongolian Dotterel or the many wading birds such as Ibis, Spoonbills and Sandpipers that can be seen year round, particularly at low tide. Early mornings can provide some rare treats for the avid bird or nature watcher as the birds awake to the new day. Other wildlife including fish and reptiles can be seen with a keen eye.
Sandpiper - Image: Wikipedia
As you come to the end of the Wynnum boardwalk the views open up over Moreton Bay to the islands in the distance. It's amazing to think that just a few kilometres away is the Port of Brisbane with the 24/7 activity of this major trade centre.
The site is popular with walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, families and school groups and can be reached from a car park within Elanora Park at Crown Street off Granada Street in Wynnum. There's a off dog leash area and toilets in the car park.