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QLD 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.

The 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 creeks.

Have a bush picnic or barbecue. Picnic tables, wood barbecues and firewood are provided. Boil the water for five minutes before drinking, and remove your rubbish.

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.

Camping is not allowed in the park

Location

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

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)