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Muller Park: Undambi Playground in Bli Bli

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published September 8th 2020
A place to laugh
Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Muller Park is a popular family-oriented park in Bli Bli


The Gubbi Gubbi First Nation people, who are the recognised Traditional Custodians in this region, provided the inspiration and creativity for the improvements at Muller Park in Bli Bli, on the Sunshine Coast. The very popular 3.6 hectare Muller Park is scenically positioned alongside the Maroochy River, within walking distance of the Main Street in Bli Bli.

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Muller Park's scenic position on the Maroochy River has great appeal to young and young-at-heart ...


This family-oriented park and its surroundings is a culturally significant site, with a long history of Aboriginal and in later years, South Sea Islander, occupation. Muller Park's playground design is based on the animals, materials and tools used in traditional day-to-day life by the Gubbi Gubbi First Nation people. The educational significance of visiting Muller Park is both enlightening and moving.

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Undambi playground narrative


Undambi playground and equipment narrative

Oyster path - pathway surrounding the playground
Oysters were one of the main food sources for the Kabi Kabi people of coastal areas, the evidence of which was confirmed by the large number of oyster shells discovered in midden excavations.

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
The kids fish trap, based on a traditional fish trap


Fish trap - playground equipment that has been replicated to look like a fish trap
The Maroochy River and its adjoining tributaries have been used for fishing by the Gubbi Gubbi people long before Europeans settled in this area. This playground equipment is based on a traditional fish trap, replicating the bell shape of the traps that were traditionally woven from grasses and reeds.

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
You can see the black swan rockers to the right of the playground


Black swan rockers
Black swans (cygnus atratus) or muru-kutchi (meaning red-bill) in Gubbi Gubbi dialect hold significant importance to the Gubbi Gubbi people. The swans and eggs were hunted for food and the swan forms part of Mount Coolum's Dreamtime story.

Basket swing - The Gubbi Gubbi women would gather fern roots, eggs, honey and materials in baskets, made from leaves and grasses woven together.

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Learn about the traditional indigenous games on the Biwathin Games Trail


As part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games event, the Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with the Queensland Government, Nature Play Queensland and the Office of the Commonwealth Games, installed a traditional indigenous games trail in Muller Park. The games and trail location were selected in consultation with the traditional owners of the Gubbi Gubbi. The games trail is called 'Biwathin', pronounced 'Bee-wad-jin', and comes from the Gubbi Gubbi language, meaning 'make laugh'.

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Three of the traditional games played by indigenous children and their explanations


To find out more about the traditional games that were played by indigenous children in many different parts of Australia, follow the Biwathin Games Trail here.

Muller Park in Bli Bli has an abundance of features that will appeal to everybody in the family, young and young-at-heart. A section of this park has also been designated as an unfenced dog off-leash area. Besides being home to the Maroochy River Rowing Club, additional features at Muller Park include:

A basketball half court
Four shelters, two with BBQ facilities

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Picnic shelter with BBQ facilities


The Grug Story Seat, as included in my 10 Seats, 10 Stories, 10 Parks article

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Grug Story Seat


A large kick-about space
Skate park

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Skate park


Dual-lane concrete boat ramp
25 bay boat trailer car park
And even a fish cleaning station
Wheelchair accessible

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Great fishing along these banks


The large shaded indigenous themed playground and games trail at Muller Park in Bli Bli is well worth bookmarking for a fun-filled outdoor family adventure. Why not pack a picnic, fishing rods, kid's bicycles, skateboards and even your four-legged pal for a fabulous day out next to the Maroochy River.

Muller Park, Undambi Playground, Bli Bli, Gubbi Gubbi First National people, Traditional Custodians, 3.6 hectare park, alongside Maroochy River, family-oriented, oyster path, fish trap, black swan rockers, basket swing, indigenous games trail, Biwathin, to laugh, unfenced dog off-leash area, Maroochy River Rowing Club, basketball half court, BBQ facilities, Grug Story Seat, skate park, boat ramp, boat trailer car park, fish cleaning station, wheelchair accessible, fishing rods, bicycles, skate boards, fun-filled outdoor adventure
Not quite a black swan ...


NB: Sunshine Coast readers may note that in some instances, the name Kabi Kabi is used, whilst at other times the name Gubbi Gubbi is used - it apparently has everything to do with the pronunciation. The name Kabi Kabi is actually pronounced as Gubbi Gubbi, so in the 1990's the Gubbi Gubbi elders agreed to call themselves Gubbi Gubbi to more accurately reflect the pronunciation - with thanks to www.gubbigubbi.com for this clarification.

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Why? To enjoy a unique family playground
When: Any day of the week
Where: 319-323 David Low Way, Bli Bli, QLD
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
Worth another visit ..
by Barry (score: 3|1793) 9 days ago
While playing in the park looks good, sitting by the beautiful River looks just as good. Thanks Elaine
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|1354) 9 days ago
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