Visit an amazing part of our natural diversity by exploring, restoring, and learning about living with the environment at one of our community supported regional educational centres.
Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC)
CREEC is located on an 18-hectare reserve that incorporates Burpengary Creek and rare lowland creek rainforest ecosystem. Grow and buy local native plants from the community nursery or take a self-guided walk to the artificial wetland and along informal tracks.
The learning centre provides displays, tours, workshops, talks and information about "Living with the Environment" to help you sustainably manage our natural areas and waterways, minimize waste, reduce energy and water consumption and travel smarter. Become a volunteer to support the centre and the Friends of CREEC.
CREEC works with school and education centres to facilitate many environmental education programs. Check out the Schools program brochure and complete the School program enquiry form.
Meeting and event space
CREEC is also open for meeting and event space hire. View the availability and make bookings of the following sections of CREEC:
Osprey House has interesting displays, and is staffed by volunteers. Boardwalks lead visitors around the mangroves and other forest types. The bird hide and amphitheatre provide vantage points to enjoy the wetlands and bird life.
At the right time of the year, migratory wader birds can be seen, especially on an incoming tide. There is ample off-road parking. Facilities include barbeques, tables and seating.
Kumbartcho is the local Aboriginal word for Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii). The Hoop Pine is the focus of the districts name, emblem and logo some magnificent specimen trees can be found at the Kumbartcho Sanctuary, which is set on 6 hectares of natural habitat, including a boundary with the South Pine River.
Other facilities at Kumbartcho include a community hall, playground and barbeque. Volunteers are welcome at Kumbartcho. The Community Nursery would love help with seed collecting and propagation.