Archerfield Wetlands Parkland

Wander the Discovery Trail, picnic by the wetlands or go birdwatching, Archerfield Wetlands Parkland is a great place to immerse yourself in nature. 

About this destination

Archerfield Wetlands Parkland is located in Brisbane’s south-west, approximately 12 kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD). The 150-hectare parkland contains a variety of habitats including eucalypt forest, open grassland, freshwater wetlands and creeks. These habitat areas support over 100 different bird species.

The Wetlands Discovery Trail through the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland is now open. Visitors can enjoy birdwatching, bushwalking and off-road cycling along the nearly 3-kilometre-long trail. An additional, short 450m walking track, accessed via the Wetlands Discovery Trail, leads to a shady lookout point with views over the wetlands.  

What to do at Archerfield Wetlands Parkland

  • bushwalking and off-road cycling
  • birdwatching
  • wetlands lookout point picnic area.

Getting to Archerfield Wetlands Parkland

Archerfield Wetlands Parkland is located in Brisbane’s south-west, approximately 12 kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD).

Trail access locations:
Gleneagles Crescent Park, Oxley (northern entry)
415 Bowhill Road, Durack (southern entry)

Parking:
Recommended car parking is available on Factory Road (near the intersection with Alban Street). There are approximately 10 car parking spaces.

Note: Future car parking and amenities, including toilets, picnic facilities and barbecues will be provided as part of the new District Park to be located off Bowhill Road, due to open in late 2023.

Directions:


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Note:

As the parkland is located in a floodplain and bushland environment, it may be closed during periods of flooding or extreme fire danger. Areas of the parkland are also susceptible to flash flooding. Please do not enter the parkland during or after periods of heavy rain.

Register for the Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service to receive alerts about potentially dangerous weather events.

Download the Emergency+ app to provide Triple Zero (000) with critical location details in an emergency.

Background and future stages

The Wetlands Discovery Trail is the first stage of the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland, a priority project identified in the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan.

Development is underway for a future District Park which will deliver new facilities for the community to connect with nature and each other, including a large adventure play space featuring an exciting water play area, a youth hub and basketball court, an event lawn and a catchment centre focused on the environmental rehabilitation of the Oxley Creek catchment.

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