Despite growing up in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, I only very recently discovered the hidden gem of the Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve. It is the perfect place for a family picnic or day out by the water without leaving the suburbs.
The wetlands are part of a network of coastal wetlands in Moreton Bay and are located between Pine Rivers and Bald Hills. They include tidal flats, mangroves, salt-marshes, melaleuca wetlands, grasslands and open forest. But more importantly, they include awesome facilities for a family day out.
Facilities include a great playground, barbecue areas, toilets, fishing facilities, boat and canoe ramps and plenty of lovely flat walking tracks. You access all of this at Deep Water Bend Park. There are also tons of local fauna and flora to see.
Credit: Brisbane City Council
On our drive to Tinchi Tamba, we excitedly spotted lots of kangaroos out in the wild. When we got there, we saw turtles and fish in the water and a plethora of birdlife. My three year old loved it.
There are some great self guided walking tracks with plenty of families walking dogs and prams. It is over mangroves and through bush filled with native eucalypt woodlands. It is a nice mix of the two and perfect for little legs.
Tinchi Tamba was popular the day we went with families taking out their boats and fishing. But despite this, there was plenty of room for everyone and you could easily bring along a picnic blanket or take advantage of the picnic tables. It is just a lovely day out close to Brisbane and a great opportunity to explore the outdoors with your children.
Do you know of any other hidden gems near Brisbane for a family day out? Please let us know so we can check them out!