Osprey Environmental Centre Boardwalk
Allow 30 mins
Elevation gain (m):
Max. elevation (m):
Easy (Grade 2)
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A short boardwalk with exceptional river views and ample bird watching opportunities that is perfect for families.
This moderately trafficked walk starts at the car park for the Osprey House Environmental Centre on Dohles Rocks Road in Griffin.
The walk involves a wooden boardwalk through the mangroves along the upper reaches of the North Pine River.
The boardwalk juts out from the mangroves at a number of locations, offering amazing views of the river and opportunities to bird watch. The bird-hide and Fred Dohles Amphitheatre are two stand-out locations.
The walk extends slightly on each end along graded paths, but the main sights are located on the boardwalk.
From the car park, there is a view to the man-made Osprey nest.
The walk is best completed at high or low tide, at either sunrise or sunset.
Mosquito repellent is highly advised.
This walk can be easily paired with the nearby Dohles Rocks Road Foreshore.
Track: The walk consists of a wooden boardwalk and is very easy to follow.
Difficulty: The walk is relatively flat and suitable for all fitness levels, including those in wheelchairs (assistance may be required).
Direction: The walk is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.
The walk starts from the car park for the Osprey House Environmental Centre on Dohles Rocks Road in Griffin, 30 minutes drive north of Brisbane.
Parking is ample for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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