Feel like walking over water this weekend? Explore the Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk and discover the unique 1.5km Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk (an approximately 40 minute walk) as the path seemingly floats above the water. The elevated boardwalk is part of the Bayside Parklands, which comprises more than 500 hectares of mangroves, mudflats and bush.
Make it a Morning to Remember
From sea creatures to a menagerie of birdlife, there’s a multitude of animals hidden along the foreshore. When Brisbane Kids visited, the children were delighted to spot a ‘real life’ crab sitting on an old tree stump.
The most amazing thing about the mangroves? They look completely different depending on the tides! Come at low tide to try and spot mud crabs in the shallows or visit at high tide to experience the magic of walking over the water.
Visit in the spring and your children can tell their friends they spotted birds from as far away as Alaska, Mongolia, and Japan. The boardwalk connects with a bird hide overlooking saltmarshes that are home to migratory shorebirds every spring.
The green rolling hills and rustic bridges will make you feel like you’re on a holiday in the country. You’d never guess that the lush green grass is a reclaimed tip.
The rich river silt from the Brisbane River provides the perfect growing conditions for the grey mangrove and a small number of red mangroves.
Along the path children will love learning about the ecology of the area. Encourage kids to stop at the beautifully illustrated information signs to learn more about the life cycle of the mangrove trees, the variety of animal life and how we can all work together to keep the natural environment pristine.
The Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk is a flat walkway with multiple benches along the path.
The path divides into separate routes near the Eleanora Dog Park.
If you want to go directly to the Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk veer towards the right – that will take you immediately to the boardwalk.
If the kids are up for an adventure veer towards the left to explore the bird hide path. Note if your children are riding vehicles they’ll want to slowly ride (or walk) them down a steep hill.
Worked Up a Sweat? You’ve Earned that Coffee.
After taking in the pristine views head around the corner to Frankie’s Coffee Bar. Serving locals since 2017 they offer babychinos, milkshakes and juices for the kids. Not to mention barista made coffee for parents.
Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk Features
- Public toilets near Elanora Park 700m down the road
- Mangroves provide a cool, shady environment
- Park benches to soak in the view
- Parking at Elanora Off-Leash Dog Park
- Have insect repellent handy – there’s mosquitoes and sandflies around
How to get here
To find the Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk follow Wynnum Road, past the intersection of Tingal Road onto Glenora Street. Turn left into Granada Street and follow the road to the signposted entrance in Elanora Park.
Other things to do with kids at Wynnum
- Visit the Wynnum Whale Park for a cool break
- Take a dip in the Wynnum Wading Pool
- Grab some lunch at the Wynnum Maly Leagues Club
- Have some lego fun at the famous lego cafe Coffee n Bricks