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Parks and Reserves: Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve


Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve is a popular picnic and tourist spot on the Brisbane River at Chuwar near Ipswich. This reserve features a lookout, a fun and engaging playground with shade-sails, a nature-based play area for kids, a lake for fishing and kayaking and a coffee shop with spectacular views over the lake.

The playground has plenty to keep the kids occupied, including a fort, climbing rock, musical wall, swing, fun sway boat, balancing beams, spinning seats, tree log tunnel, stepping stones and frog sculptures.

There is also a large grassed area for sports and walking tracks and bike/scooter paths that will keep the children happily entertained and exploring for hours.

Opening hours:

Winter (1 April - 30 September):  6 am - 6 pm
Summer (1 October - 31 March): 6 am - 9 pm

Colleges Crossing Flyer   (PDF, 2.8 MB)


Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve
  • 408-492 Mt Crosby Road, Chuwar
  • Division 5
  • District 1
  • Boat Ramps
  • Canoe Access
  • Fishing
  • Open Kick Around Area
  • Playground Equipment
  • Recreational Pathways
Other Facilities
  • BBQs
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Gazebos/Rotunda/Shelters
  • Natural Or Constructed Lookout
  • Picnic Facilities/Seats/Benches
  • Power
  • Public Toilets
Can be used for
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Personal Training
More Information
  • Fishing accessibility - family-friendly land-based fishing access
  • Boat ramp - best suited for canoe access


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