Nature & Environment
One of the best things about the City of Logan is the amount of natural bushland we've preserved – and the wide range of opportunities visitors have to experience it.
There's something so refreshing for the soul about being in a forest of towering eucalypts, listening to laughing kookaburras and spotting wallabies and possums. Or sitting beside the river while green tree frogs call to each other and lorikeets chatter overhead.
We have some of the most accessible bushland reserves in South-East Queensland, many with walking and cycle trails, boardwalks, barbecue facilities and shelters.
One of the most popular – and newest – attractions is the Berrinba Wetlands reserve. It has 7 km of shared walk and bicycle tracks meandering through the wetlands and bushland, passing over five bridges. There are picnic areas, playgrounds and an interactive information environmental education centre.
The Daisy Hill Conservation Park is a long-standing favourite for locals and visitors alike. Home to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre, it offers stunning forests and a wealth of local wildlife within its 435 ha. It joins the Neville Lawrie Reserve, Ford Conservation Area and Kimberley Forest Park – all forming part of the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area.
The east of our city may be well populated, but it also has pockets of lush vegetation, such as the 184 ha Cornubia Forest Park, home to koalas, bandicoots, water dragons, wallabies and a large variety of birds; and the Springwood Conservation Park, with its open eucalypt forest, gorge, cliffs and unique rock formations.
If you're a twitcher (for the uninitiated, that's a bird watcher), the Eagleby Wetlands is for you. More than 200 bird species have been recorded here, and the reserve has a myriad of excellent bird watching spots where you can set up with your binoculars.
Our natural habitat also helps sustain a number of threatened, vulnerable and endangered species, including the Richmond birdwing butterly, Wallum froglet, glossy black cockatoo, powerful owl and spotted-tailed quail. Our forests also rare and endangered flora, including the angle-stemmed myrtle and small-leaved tamarind.
So whether you want to have picnic, spot wildlife, or explore bush trails on foot, bike or horseback, you'll find a place in the City of Logan.
Berrinba Wetlands is a must for nature lovers. Explore these serene and picturesque wetlands along more than eight kilometres of shared walking and bicycle tracks and discover lovely spots for picnics. The kids can visit the interactive information environmental education centre, ride their bikes, or have fun on state-of-the-art play equipment. This rehabilitated wetland in the heart of Logan is a haven for those who love their natural environment.
Cornubia Forest Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and get back to nature. Explore the lush 196 hectare forest or just breathe in deeply and relax. Keep an eye out in this pristine bushland for koalas, bandicoots, water dragons, wallabies, greater gliders and around 50 species of native birds.
On entering the rainforest in Tamborine National Park, take the right-hand fork and head down to Curtis Falls. A viewing platform in the forest is a good place to stop and listen to the birds or rest on your way back. See strangler figs and giant stinging trees. From the large rock pool at the base of the falls see the huge basalt columns, a legacy of the regions volcanic history. Look for basking turtles on fallen logs and see fish and eels in the rock pool. If you’re lucky you might see the l...
Daisy Hill Conservation Park and surrounding areas protect vital koala habitat. For these popular marsupials, this is one of the last relatively intact natural habitats between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. For personal experience of the area, try the mountain biking trails and self-guided walking tracks, such as the Tree discovery trail. Five walking tracks radiate from the picnic areas, ranging from the 450 metre Paperbark trail (accessible to wheelchairs with assistance) to the nine kilometre ...
Visit Daisy Hill Koala Centre to see koalas in a natural outdoor setting. Come and be captivated by these amazing marsupials and discover more about the secret life of koalas. Admission is free. You can see the resident koalas from two different viewing levels so don't forget your camera. Visitors are unable to handle or pat the koalas. Discover the secret world of koalas! Learn more about koalas by exploring the fun and informative displays in the centre. Take time to climb the observation...
Eagleby Wetlands provides an important habitat for waterbirds and reptiles, and is located adjacent to the Albert River. Featured in the wetlands are varied bird habitats such as melaleuca and brackish swamps, a freshwater lake, woodland, cane fields, and open grassland. More than 200 Australian native bird species have been recorded in the area, including 19 of the 24 Australian Raptors, and almost half of the bird species found in Queensland.
At Springwood Conservation Park, explore natural bushland right in the heart of Springwood. Pack a picnic and follow the tracks through open eucalypt forest. Discover the gorge, cliffs, caves and unique rock formations that make this 36 hectare park so special. It's ideal for bird watching, and you'll also likely spot koalas, water dragons and swamp wallabies.
Towering 560 metres high, this park is a green oasis, offering glimpses of the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast skyline to the east and national parks of the Scenic Rim to the west. The park includes Witches Falls (which in 1908 became Queensland's first national park) and Cedar Grove, The Knoll and Palm Grove sections. The mountain features basalt columns, cliffs, rocky outcrops, numerous waterfalls and lush rainforest. It is also home to the rare Albert's lyrebird and shining burrawang. Explore s...
Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain takes adventure holidays to the top. This magnificent property is less than an hour from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Come for the day or stay and play. This rainforest playground has it all. Onsite adventures make Thunderbird Park an exciting experience for every age group. Find treasure filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth, play laser skirmish in the jungle, tackle the high ropes course at TreeTop Challenge, boost the adrenalin with a ...
Venman Bushland National Park is a tranquil portion of bushland on Tingalpa Creek abounding in wildlife: koalas, possums, gliders and wallabies. In spring, wildflowers bloom. These 255 acres were sold to the government for one dollar in 1971 by a farmer with a dream of preserving wildlife and its habitat. Jack Venman (who still lived next door on the rest of his property) then devoted the rest of his life to improving the area for others. Two walking tracks take you to the creek. Listen for the ...