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Published April 9th 2012
Fly the 'Icaroplane' at Minnippi Parklands

With a scenic walk around a lake, a duck feeding platform, BBQs and two fabulous playparks, Minnippi Parklands has all the ingredients for a great family day out.

The walking circuit is smooth and flat and is the perfect length for a toddler to manage on a bike or scooter.
Walking circuit - perfect for toddlers on bikes

Don't forget to bring bread to feed the Australian Wood Ducks, red and black Dusky Moorhens and Purple Swamphens. You might also see some eels and turtles.
Ducks at the Parklands

There is a standard playpark near the carpark with swings and climbing fort.
Playground at Minnippi

Further along there is also an additional make believe play area. This one is truly magical and fuels endless imaginative play. It is developed around the theme 'The Dream of Flight' and is a tribute to early aviators. Children will love 'flying' the stone 'Icaroplane' - part bird, part plane, part man - with dual pilot seats. There is also a rocket ship tower to climb. Nestled amongst the roots of an old tree there are colourful eggs and a stone table with instructions on how to summon tree sprites. Children could even put on their own performance in the mini amphitheatre.
The 'Make-Believe' Playspace

BBQs (bring your own solid fuel) and picnic areas are scattered throughout the Parkland making it a great place to stay all day and enjoy a family lunch or bigger party celebration.
One of the many picnic spots

How to get there: There is a carpark at the end of Stanton Road West, Tingalpa
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Why? Minnippi Parklands has all the ingredients for a great family day out.
Where: Stanton Road West, Tingalpa
Your Comment
Please remove the comment about feeding bread to ducks. It fills them up, without providing vital nutrients, and can lead to bone deformities in babies. Also, it is illegal under EPBC Act to feed native animals.
by Jules (score: 0|4) 2648 days ago
Agreed, feeding ducks bread is like feeding children lollies, it's bad for them, low in protein and vital nutrients. If you bring them leafy vegetables such as kale, silverbeet, or even commercial duck food you'll be doing them a favour.
by skipp (score: 0|2) 1326 days ago
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