Environment centres

Visit one of our Environment Centres to learn more about our special region and its amazing animals, plants and habitats. Each centre has its own boardwalk, picnic areas, viewing platform and discovery trails. All centres have a playground, BBQ and toilets.

School groups are catered for with our School Education Program

Christmas and New Year arrangements

Council’s environment centres will be closed from Saturday 22 December 2018, reopening on Monday 7 January 2019.

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CREEC Environment Centre and All Abilities Playground


150 Rowley Road, Burpengary


(07) 3888 8751

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Outdoors areas are accessible 7 days.

All abilities playground

Discover the All Abilities Playground at CREEC, a safe enclosed playground with equipment for all ages and all abilities. Disability car parking available, footpaths, picnic table, BBQs and toilet suitable for wheelchair access.

Please remember, no dogs as it is a nature reserve (except for service/support dogs).

There is no need to book the playground space for birthday parties. (Please note: we encourage you to try and have no balloons and no plastic straws)


Environmental treasures of CREEC’s diverse natural environment are found along Burpengary Creek, at the back of CREEC’s 18 hectare block. The walking track showcases rare lowland creek rainforest ecosystem close to the river bend, koala habitat, a macadamia research plantation and revegetation areas. Take a self-guided walk along informal tracks, which are pram and bike friendly.

CREEC Community Nursery is onsite. Grow and buy local native plants from the community nursery.

The CREEC Environment Team provides tours, workshops, talks and information about Living with the Environment. Inside the main building is an environment interpretation centre with activities that suit young children in the kindy corner as well as older children and adults with displays such as the butterfly collection and microscopes for viewing natural items.

Become a volunteer to support the centre and Friends of CREEC. Volunteers can help with indoor and outdoor projects, including bushcare, planting, helping with school excursions and staffing the visitor centre. 

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 

Osprey birdwatching


Dohles Rocks Road, Griffin


(07) 3886 4463

Opening hours

10.00am - 4.00pm (7 days)
Outdoor areas are accessible 7 days.


Osprey House brochure [PDF 830KB]

Osprey House is nestled amongst the mangroves on the North Pine River, where it opens into a wide estuary. It is rich with sea life and birdlife, with bird hides along the boardwalks amongst the foreshore, as well as an osprey nest on the "Osprey pole", with live streaming video of the ospreys fishing and nesting.

The interpretive centre includes a life size dugong, bird and animal displays and the live streaming video from the osprey nest.

There is no need to book the playground space for birthday parties. (Please note: we encourage you to try and have no balloons and no plastic straws)

Kumbartcho sanctury


koala at kumbartcho
Kumbartcho Sanctuary


15 Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill


0417 627 039

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Outdoors areas are accessible 7 days.


Kumbartcho brochure [PDF 540KB]

Kumbartcho is the local Aboriginal word for Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii). The Hoop Pine is the focus of the district's 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.

Kumbartcho has many discovery trails starting from the centre, one of which winds along the river banks, across a suspension bridge and through the riparian rainforest.

Meeting and event space

Kumbartcho is open for meeting and event space hire. 

There is no need to book the playground space for birthday parties. (Please note: we encourage you to try and have no balloons and no plastic straws)

View the availability and make a booking for Kumbartcho Barn:: 


To volunteer with our enthusiastic and friendly team please fill out the volunteer online application and someone will contact you shortly.

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