Did you know that Chermside has a fantastic network of natural bushwalking areas that are within a short distance from us here at The Chermside Apartments?
The Chermside Hills Reserves are an integral part of the “Mountains to Mangroves Corridor” which is a wildlife corridor that extends from the D’Aguilar Ranges to Boondall Wetlands and Moreton Bay.
Chermside Hills Reserve, Raven Street Reserve and Milne Hill Reserve link to create 129 hectares of bushland. Enjoy a bushwalk through the Australian native forest with a range of walking tracks and trails to select from ranging in distance from 400m (approx 15 minute hike) to 2km (approx 1 hour hike).
The reserve consists of open eucalypt forest with more than 200 native plant species including grass trees, banksias, stringbarks, bloodwoods and spotted gums. Plus there are some unique birdwatching opportunities with 115 bird species in the reserve. Look out for honeyeaters, treecreepers, pardalotes, fairy wrens, dollarbirds, rainbow bee-eaters, spangled drongos, grey shrike-thrushes, kingfishers, lorikeets, crested hawks and tawny frogmouths.
Chermside Hills is also home to a variety of mammals including swamp wallabies and some reptiles like blue-tongued lizards, goannas, water dragons, skinks and geckoes.
Some specials features of the area include Downfall Creek Bushland Centre which is located at the Raven Street Reserve and has displays, a resource library and staff on hand to provide information on bushland and waterways management across Brisbane. Next to the centre you’ll find the Mountains to Mangrove playground.
Bring your binoculars, the Little Cabbage Tree Creek Bridge is a birdwatching hot spot and is located off Trouts Road, this rainforest area is the place to see an array of beautiful bird species.
Spider Hill Lookout is one of the highest within Chermside Hills and has glimpses of Moreton Bay and the surrounding mountains. Make sure you’ve got your camera on hand, it is particularly pretty at sunset and sunrise.
Facilities at Chermside Hills Reserves include BBQ and picnic shelters.
The entrance to Chermside Hills Reserve is located at 412 Trouts Rd, West Chermside, less than 4 kilometres from us here at The Chermside Apartments. Make sure you check it out during your stay!
To download a map see Chermside Hills Reserves track map.
Situated in the heart of Chermside, The Chermside Apartments offer a range of serviced apartments and hotel style rooms, perfect for longer and short term stays.