Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

Brisbane City Council Local Walks

Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve is over 380 hectares in size and is part of a network of coastal wetlands on the edge of Moreton Bay. The wetlands are located 19 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, between Pine River and Bald Hills Creek and includes tidal flats, mangroves, salt-marshes, melaleuca wetlands, grasslands and open forest. Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve offers a variety of walking trails.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Wheelchair Accessibility
Swamp or Wetland
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at the picnic ground carpark on Wyampa Rd, BALD HILLS QLD.


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Route/Trail notes

This page covers the Island Circuit (3km) and Bird Hide (1km) tracks.  The walk is clearly signed, see attached GPS for further guidance.

There are also tracks to right and left off the Bird Hide track which are well worth following.  While not signed they are clear and easy to follow, offering longer walks through a greater variety of vegetation and plenty of kangaroos.  No problem being there, I checked with a ranger, just stay on the tracks.



Other References



Easy and enjoyable walk with lovely river views. Boardwalks over mangrove sections can get hot to walk on barefoot. Lots of birdlife to see.

Anonymous on Sep, 2022

Heaps of Eastern Grey Kangaroos and birdlife (though, no birds to be seen from the hide!). Had a lovely breeze so no problems with mozzies or midges. Lots of side trails so you can meander all over exploring

stryker on 18 Jul, 2021

Easy walk! Do with family as the views of the river are stunning!!

BushwalkerBro on 2021

lovely easy walk around the wetlands. definitely wear insect repellent. saw some kangaroos but not much bird life.

Rach on 1 Nov, 2020

Would not recommend for prams as it was a really bumpy ride in certain sections.

Clem on 10 Sep, 2020

Ticks all the boxes for a nice wetland walk.

Wanderlust on 14 Jul, 2020

carefull of mossies even in winter

Apples on 10 Jun, 2020

Great place to walk the dog - strictly on leash of course. The well formed board walk is an easy 2 - 3 km circuit with several information boards along the way. Combination of salt and fresh water vegetation. I recommend getting off the board walk and onto the other clear tracks in the area, which give much wider variety of vegetation and plenty of kangaroos. While these tracks are clear and easy to follow they are not marked, but it's ok to walk them , just keep on the track and keep the dog on leash - I checked with a ranger.

Jim Craigen on Sep, 2019

Nice easy walk. Mosquitoes galore!

invisible-mvmnt on 4 Jan, 2019

Beautiful walk, but bring bug spray for the mosquitoes! 😂

CozM on 20 Apr, 2017

Nice pleasant walk beside the Pine River. It is a good place to do bird watching. There is a bird hide on a side track.

Ian and Sue on 2 Mar, 2017

A nice flat walk, best to combine all walks in the area. A good place for birding.

rob.bushman on 2 Jan, 2017


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