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Brisbane - Venman Bushland National Park
Venman Bushland National Park is an important koala habitat. The Koala Coast, extending from the Gateway Motorway east to Moreton Bay and south to the Logan River, contains up to 5000 koalas, the largest suburban koala population in Australia.
Brisbane’s closest national park contains one of the largest eucalypt forest remnants in the near-metropolitan coastal lowlands. The open forest, with its mixture of eucalypt and angophora trees and well-developed understorey of flowering shrubs, is home to koalas, brushtail and ringtail possums, sugar gliders, greater gliders, swamp and red-necked wallabies, powerful owls and many other birds.
park protects the headwaters of Tingalpa Creek and its tributaries. For most
of the year, the creeks are dry or just a string of waterholes, as the creeks
flow underground. Frogs, water-rats and water dragons live in and around the
See red-necked wallabies in the picnic area but please do not feed them. (Animals can become a nuisance when fed. Let them find their own food ? native herbs and grasses.)
Go birdwatching. The forest is home to many different birds. You might glimpse the rarely seen powerful owl. See the wildflowers in spring.
is not allowed in the park
Venman Bushland National Park is 40km or half an hour’s drive south of Brisbane on West Mt Cotton Road via the Southeast Freeway or Mt Cotton Road
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)