Karawatha Forest & Discovery Centre

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Nature is the best remedy and if you are looking to get close to nature then this is the place for you. Karawatha Forest or Karawatha nature reserve is approximately 900 hectares of bushland in the Brisbane suburbs of Karawatha and Stretton, Australia. It is one of the largest areas of remnant bushland within Brisbane.

Karawatha Forest Park is 18 kilometres south of Brisbane’s CBD adjoining Compton Road at Karawatha and Kuraby. The newest addition by the Brisbane city council – “Discovery Centre” is worth paying a visit.

Discovery Centre

Brisbane City Council’s new environment centre, located in Karawatha Forest Park, aims to inform locals and visitors about the environmental significance of the natural area.

The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre provides various interactive experiences, including an insight to the local frog population and a Queensland first nature play space. Councils friendly staff is always there to assist you and guide you with exploring the centre. There are 8 walking tracks and if you can’t decide which one to choose then you can always grab a map or ask staff for more information.

Let’s take a tour of this discovery centre in this video:

The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre includes: – an interactive floor projection of a frog habitat – a sculptural forest discovery area – a night-time audiovisual experience room – a virtual reality experience, which gives you a bird’s-eye view of Karawatha Forest – free or low-cost events and activities -Queensland’s first nature play space which includes water play, climbing features, discovery trails and sculptural artworks – sheltered picnic tables – free double-plate electric barbeques – improved pathways

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