Secret Forest Walk


A serene patch of bird-inhabited wetland in the midst of an agricultural and industrial area, Oxley Creek Common has a couple of easy paved walking trails and picnic amenities for the visitor.

One trail leads from the picnic area and themed info and amenity block Red Shed and splits into two before ending at two different bird habitats. For those keen to spot some of the 180 plus species of bird that inhabit this space, the best times to walk are at dawn and dusk though ornithological tendencies are not required to enjoy these walks.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Swamp or Wetland
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Park at Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Rd (the Rocklea Markets side of the Oxley Creek), Rocklea QLD 4106


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Route/Trail notes

The walk is clearly signed see attached GPS for further guidance



Other References

Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland (ISBN 9780646946092) p134

GPS Tracks


With both walks included we tracked 5.73km and 1hr20min

Suzanne on 15 Sep, 2019

Have walked this a few times now. Always see a wide array of birdlife. Easy and wide track but it can get hot as there isn’t much shade for most of the walk.

S K on 15 Sep, 2019

An easy walk with avid bird life.

Anoogle on 13 Aug, 2019

Very easy walk, need to go through stock proof gate to access the trail.

Phia on 11 Oct, 2018

Gorgeous little walk - so much country for such an urban area and the facilities were all super clean! Even better a bushwalk where I could bring dog YAY!

Girl&Dog on 25 May, 2017

Saw so many different species of bird here :-) The path is flat and clearly signed. Good to see a lot of bush regeneration work happening here.

rob.bushman on 26 Nov, 2016


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