Directions:Access: via Gateway Arterial Road, Boondall Entertainment Centre exit.
This area is the start of two trails:
- A short loop trails through the swamp paper bark to a board walk and a bird hide overlooking Nudgee Creek.
- A long bike trail leading to Nudgee Beach and the boardwalk there.
In Boondall Wetlands and nearby upstream areas there are four regional ecosystems types:
- On estuarine deposits of Quaternary age (2 million years or less), the regional ecosystem is Swamp She Oak open forest (R. E. 12. 1. 1), with or without Swamp Paperbark. This ecosystem can extend inland beyond tidal influence. It is subject to weed invasion especially Groundsel. 30% remains and its conservation status is ‘of concern’.
- On Quaternary estuarine deposits on marine plains and flats subject to tidal influence, the regional ecosystem is
saltpan vegetation comprising Marine Couch grassland and samphire herbland (R. E. 12. 1. 2), with Pitted Blue Grass sometimes present
in upper portions. 91% remains and the conservation status is ‘of no concern at present’.
- On Quaternary estuarine deposits subject to daily tidal incursion, the regional ecosystem is mangrove shrubland to
low closed forest (R. E. 12. 1. 3). In the Boondall Wetlands there are six species of mangrove, and, along tidal creek banks,
- On alluvial plains in coastal areas of Cainozoic age (less than 65 million years), the regional ecosystem is Swamp Paperbark,
Queensland Blue Gum, Swamp Box woodland (R. E. 12. 3. 6). 30% remains and its conservation status is ‘of concern’.
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre
eBird bird list: https://ebird.org/australia/hotspot/L921912