Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published March 2nd 2020
Come and explore this beautiful bushland trail
The Tallowwood View Trail is one of three walking trails at Redlands Indigiscapes.
Tallowwood View Trail at Redlands Indigiscapes
This trail is wheelchair friendly, being almost completely flat and well-maintained, and should only take about 10 minutes to walk in each direction.
Bridge across a creek on the Tallowwood View Trail at Redlands Indigiscapes
Despite the short distance of this trail, there is a lot to see. The forest floor is a good place to view wildflowers in late winter and early spring, and a number of koalas are resident in the treetops. Eastern water dragons are frequently seen near creek crossings.
An eastern water dragon swimming at Redlands Indigiscapes
Towards the end of the walk is a gigantic, 400-year-old tallowwood tree. Tallowwood trees were named for the greasy feel of their wood when it is cut, and are one of the tree species favoured by koalas.
Tallowwood tree at Redlands Indigiscapes
Beyond the tallowwood tree is a lake with an abundance of birdlife, freshwater turtles, and eastern water dragons. Indigiscapes request that anyone wanting to feed them bring cut seedless grapes, frozen peas and corn, or chopped lettuce since bread makes wildlife sick and pollutes their water.
Wildlife feeding guidelines
There are a variety of seating options along this walk which provide perfect rest stops or play spaces for children.
Seat along the Tallowwood View Trail
The walk begins and ends at the Redlands Indigiscapes Discovery Centre and Cafe. Why not stop in for a refreshment after your walk?
Redlands Indigiscapes Cafe seen from the Tallowwood View Trail