Discover the beauty in greater Brisbane’s backyard at the Peaks to Points Festival 2018.
Experience amazing natural areas on your doorstep through free events and hands-on activities from Flinders Peak near Ipswich across the south side of the Brisbane River, to Moreton Bay. The festival brings together community and groups, businesses and government to celebrate greater Brisbane’s ‘wild side’. Through bush walks, birdwatching, tree plantings, workshops, bus tours and lots of other great eco-activities you can learn more about our wonderful natural environment, and how we can protect and enhance it. The festival will open with the Family Day presented by Brisbane MarketPlace at the Oxley Creek Common on Sunday 15 July from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, farm animals, information displays and workshops plus a range of food and drinks.
Spotlight bushwalk at Minnippi Parklands – Saturday 14 July 2018, 4:45–7:30 pm
Minnippi Parklands, Carina – corner of Kate Street and Preston Road, Carina.
Explore the Minnippi Parklands at dusk and night with the Bulimba Creek Catchment Group. Suitable for children 8 years +. Participants will need to bring own water, snacks, insect repellent and a torch. Light refreshments provided at the end of the walk.
Event is hosted by Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Inc
CONTACT: Heather: [email protected] or 07 3398 8003
Birdwalk at Granard Wetlands – Saturday 14 July 2018, 7:00–9:00 am
Granard Wetlands at Marshall Road, Rocklea – behind Bunnings, Rocklea.
Join a morning bird walk around the Granard Wetlands. This six hectare site on the banks of Stable Swamp Creek is home to a variety of bird species. The site is an important habitat for birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The bird walk will be followed by breakfast. This event is proudly supported by Energex and the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program.
Event is hosted by Oxley Creek Catchment Association & Birds Queensland.
CONTACT: Places limited, bookings essential. [email protected] or (07) 3345 5541.
Twilight Tour of Cliveden Pocket – Saturday 15 July, 3:30–5:00 pm
Meet at 430 Cliveden Avenue Reserve, Corinda.
Join OCCA and Cliveden Avenue Reserve Bushcare Group for a tour of this idyllic stretch of Oxley Creek. You will have to the chance to experience the plant communities that make the site special including specimens of the endangered Angle Stemmed Myrtle. The walk will finish with a twilight supper. This event is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.
Event is hosted by Oxley Creek Catchment Association
CONTACT: Places limited, bookings essential. [email protected] or (07) 3345 5541
Karawatha Forest Surviving to Thriving – Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar – Tuesday 17 July, 6:00–9:00 pm
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre at 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha.
Join special guest speakers, and the Karawatha Forest Protection Society as we explore the recent history and diversity of Karawatha Forest. This area was once under threat by urban expansion the reserve has gone from surviving to thriving thanks to the bushland preservation levy and Council’s commitment.
This event is hosted by Brisbane City Council
CONTACT: Registration closes 10 July 5:00 pm.
Seed to Seedling – Native Plant Propagation Workshop – Thursday 19 July, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
OCCA Catchment Centre; 9 Macdevitt Street, Coopers Plains.
Join this crash course in growing native plants from seed. Our nursery team will take you through some of the common seed preparation and propagation techniques related to our diverse native flora. This event will also see the release of our guide to propagating select species native to the Oxley Creek Catchment but which are difficult to source from local nurseries.
This event is hosted by Oxley Creek Catchment Association
CONTACT: Places limited, bookings essential. [email protected] or 07 3345 5541
Learning While Managing Native Flora & Fauna Habitats – Saturday 21 July, 6:30–9:00 am
George Scarlett Park, Corner of Cliveden Avenue and Pratten Street, Corinda
6:30 am – Dig, plant, stake and water native tubelings, 7:30 am – Identify and control problem weeds demonstration, then join a guided walk of habitat to angle stemmed myrtle followed by a morning tea. Participants are welcome to bring along weeds for identification.
This event is hosted by Pennywort Creek Bushcare Group
CONTACT: RSVP for Catering to: [email protected] by 19th July.
Go bird spotting at the Oxley Creek Common – Saturday 21 July, 7:30–11:00 am
Oxley Creek Common, 428 Sherwood Road, Rocklea
Join Birds QLD on this guided 4.5km walk and around the Oxley Common, spot bush and grassland birds as we walk along the creek and observe water birds on Pelican Island. BYO snacks and drinks and we will meet back at the carpark for a late morning tea and do a bird list for the morning. Some binoculars will be available.
This event is hosted by Birds QLD.
CONTACT: Paul Marty – phone/text 0418 899 967 to book
This is just a taste of what’s on offer – for the full calendar of events visit www.peakstopoints.com.au
The Peaks to Points Festival is presented by the Oxley Creek Catchment Association and proudly supported by the Brisbane City Council.