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Oxley Creek Common

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Unique grassland and water environment for seeing over 200 species of birds. Some of the highlights... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Belinda C
An urban open space that is more than expected

Car park area is just off Sherwood road adjacent to Oxley Creek. Excellent facilities here for a... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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Sherwood Road, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3403 8888
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Looking for somewhere to go for a walk in the area while on holidays and saw the good reviews for the common so decided to visit. Not sure why it got such good reviews- it is a flat track through farm/scrub. Nothing special. The river...More

Thank Ozi-gal
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Unique grassland and water environment for seeing over 200 species of birds. Some of the highlights are the different finches, rainbow bee-eaters, royal spoonbill, dotterels, stilts, quail, wrens, grassbirds, and large raptor sightings. There's a huge variety of other small birds, honey eaters, whistlers, and...More

1  Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Car park area is just off Sherwood road adjacent to Oxley Creek. Excellent facilities here for a picnic or family gathering with good shelters, gas bbqs and toilets , as well as well maintained grounds. There is an easy two and a half km walk...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 3 March 2017

a good local spot for locals to walk their dog and get their steps up , not really worth a long trip

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent walking trails. Well maintained. Great place to bring your dog for a walk. and must admit, people taking care of the Oxley Creek keep the area in a very pristine condition.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Oxley Creek Common entails an environment centre, some historical structures and a 5km round trip walk along a path alongside Oxley Creek. The walk is flat on a wide formed gravel path, suitable for bikes, young children, and "off-road" prams. It ends at the hoop...More

Thank stephen p
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's an easy long walk, children can take their bicycles as it's all flat and it might take a bit of encouragement to get them to the Secret Forest. Being surrounded by scrub and mangroves gives it a feeling of being out in the country.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to see many wonderful birds. You have the chance of seeing over 170 species of birds. Will visit again for sure.

Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We have driven past this SO many times, never knowing what we were missing! Lots of picnic tables, most under cover, clean and copious facilities, a jetty into Oxley Creek. See the sculptured water markers of the flood level up so high, then see the...More

Thank ibaas2016
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great walk today. Had to get out of the house as kids were getting cabin fever due to days of rain and wind. Was great to stretch our legs and see Pelicans in the suburbs. Great for dog walking.

Thank theMitchells2016
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Sharon C
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Response from ibaas2016 | Reviewed this property |
Like you I've had a lot of difficulty sourcing an answer. It is listed on many sites under state gov. local gov. and city council. So confusing. The closest I got to an answer was that it is booked through Public Housing... More