Say the word Logan, and it’s not usually associated with “tourism”. On my quest to keep discovering the greater south-east I went exploring the Berrinba Wetlands. The wetlands are man-made as the result of sand and mining operations after WW2, and I think the locals and the council should be commended for their efforts in conservation and the creation of new habitats.
So what’s different about these wetlands in Browns Plains?
- The number one difference which makes it worth a visit is the paved paths that surround it- there are eight kilometres of paths! You can walk or cycle or jog- we cycled.
Great features of the wetlands:
- Easy to access
- Ample parking
- 6 electric bbqs
- Plenty of space for picnics
- Saturdays you can join in the fun of a free family 5km park run at 7am.
- 8km of walking paths
- Wheelchair-accessible toilets
- FLAT WALKWAYS
- An abundance of lotus flowers- I only wish that I had a long lens with me rather than my multi-purpose lens.
Wildlife in the wetlands
- Pelicans and Herons which we saw
- We didn’t see Koalas, Frogs, Wallaby, White Bellied Sea Eagle, pygmy goose, gliders and the Wallum Frog and possums
- The interpretative centre needs an upgrade as there are only a few posters left in what was once obviously a high-tech centre. I contacted Logan City Council to speak to someone in Tourism or in maintenance to see if there was a scheduled upgrade for the wetlands, however, despite speaking to a couple of representatives no one with the correct information could be pinpointed.
- Go early before it heats up!
- To see more active wildlife, visit at dawn.
For further information visit www.visitlogan.com.au
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