Point Halloran Conservation Reserve is located in Victoria Point, a suburb approximately 33 kilometres south-east of Brisbane's central business district that is mainly residential in nature. Victoria Point is part of Brisbane's Bayside, and as such is a popular destination for those looking to spend a leisurely day or two out in scenic surrounds, especially for visitors who want to stay by the water. Point Halloran Conservation Reserve is no exception, with it being sandwiched between another conservation area (Eprapah Conservation Reserve) and the beautiful blue waters that Queensland is famous for.
What is there to do at Point Halloran Conservation Reserve?
The walking track that loops around Point Halloran Conservation Reserve is an easy 650m circuit called the Wet and Wild Track that returns to the car park. The path is well-maintained and as such, is suitable for wheelchairs in dry conditions. However, despite the track being short in length, do allow yourself time to read the self-guiding signs and to discover what Point Halloran has to offer. Also be sure to take in the changing vegetation types, and variety of animals that call Point Halloran their home.
Well maintained walking path - wheelchair accessible in dry weather.
It's hard to describe just how scenic and beautiful Point Halloran is, but it is well worth the short stroll it takes to view the tea tree groves, red claypan flats, sheoaks, and of course, the red gum forest. The extra lucky may even spot a koala!
How can I keep my little ones occupied at Point Halloran Conservation Reserve?
From the car park where the Wet and Wild Track begins, there is a wooden boardwalk to the left which leads to a hidden playground - because no day out is complete without a go on the monkey bars, and a chance to swing up high, right? The entire playground is shaded by a giant canopy, meaning that your little ones will have solace from the harsh Queensland sun. Speaking of canopies, there is another giant canopy providing shade over a large patch of grass, making it the perfect picnic spot due to the ample shade that is available here. Oh, and have I mentioned the half basketball court yet?
Are dogs allowed at Point Halloran Conservation Reserve, and are there any other dog friendly activities in the area?
As Point Halloran Conservation Reserve is not a national park, dogs are allowed in the area provided that they remain on leash and under direct supervision at all times. However, there are no facilities available on site for your pooches, so make sure you pack a water bowl and doggy poop bags, in addition to carry an appropriate amount of water for both you and your furbaby.
Once you've completed the walk at Point Halloran Conservation Reserve, why not check out some of the other great dog friendly activities in the area? Your dog will love you for it! One of the best dog friendly cafes in Brisbane, Our Place Coffee Garden, is located just down the road (literally a 5 minute drive away) - in addition to a wide range of dog treats to choose from (that are presented beautifully on a literal platter that puts anything you order for yourself to shame), the best part about Our Place Coffee Garden is that there is an off-leash dog park within the cafe, meaning that your furbaby can safely have a romp off leash while you can sit down and enjoy a cuppa and some food!
Eddy enjoying a range of treats and a puppaccino at Our Place Coffee Garden.
Another great dog friendly place is Pets At Home Care & Bakery, a run-from-home business with a room packed to the brim with a wide variety of healthy treats. This room is literally doggy paradise! Plus, the owner Val also provides grooming services in her mobile van, so not to worry if your pooch gets dirty while exploring Point Halloran Conservation Reserve. Pets At Home Care & Bakery is located just 500m from Point Halloran Conservation Reserve - less than a minute's drive away.