Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

Coombabah Lakelands trail

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area protects more than 1200 hectares of wetland, eucalypt forest, salt marsh and mangrove habitat.

Opening hours: The park is open daily from 6am. Gates close at 6pm. Please ensure you are out of the park before closing time.

Lake Coombabah and its estuarine system are important coastal wetlands and migratory water bird habitat. The Conservation Area is home to 274 species of animals, with seven species listed as 'vulnerable' or 'near threatened', including the koala, powerful owl and grey-headed flying-fox, along with 24 internationally protected migratory bird species.

The area is ideal for short and long walks, bike riding, trail running, birdwatching and is the perfect spot to get up close with native wildlife. It's also a great opportunity to appreciate an ecologically significant area. Coombabah wetlands is part of the internationally significant Southern Moreton Bay Marine Park and is registered in the Ramsar Convention on wetlands of international importance.

If you look up into the trees from the tracks, you may be able to spot a koala, and in the open grasslands off Rain Tree Glen entrance you will be able to see kangaroos feeding and lazing around in the shade or out in the open areas.

It is suitable for all fitness levels, with flat level tracks. There are no toilets or drinking water.

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area trail maps

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Dog prohibited area

This park is a dog prohibited area.

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Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area, Shelter Road, Coombabah 4216  
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