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JOHN OXLEY RESERVE

If you're looking to uncover a new picnic spot then this is the north-side Brisbane Park for you! The best thing about this park is its 1.5km bush walk down to the North Pine River. The playground, while better suited to older kids, is still a lot of fun for toddlers. Bring along the scooters or bikes and balls to take advantage of the paths and green space.

John Oxley Park spans 10 hectares of public park and nature reserve. The nature reserve features a specially made bush pathway leading to a boardwalk by the North Pine River. Historical and educational information is positioned at the start and right along the walk which, although a little bumpy, is accessible with a pram. The nature reserve is home to 242 bird species, 13 mammal species, 8 reptile species and 8 amphibian species. It contains several different ecosystems ranging from dry and wet eucalypt forest to salt marsh meadows and mangroves.

The playground is located under the shade of beautiful big trees making it an easy choice on a warm day. This Brisbane Park features swings, slides, a fort, climbing nets and other play equipment on a bark and sand base. It also has a baby swing.

Listen for birds, guess when you think you are entering a different type of ecosystem, sit still on one of the many seats provided and wait to see what kind of wildlife comes out, and look out for Koala poo on the ground as there could be one near-by up a tree. Pack a picnic lunch and check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Where

Private land, address supplied upon confirmation of booking

Murrumba Downs, 4503

QLD, Australia

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