Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve


408-492 Mt Crosby Road, Chuwar

District: 1


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)


  • 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


Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

A permit/licence is required to use the following areas within Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve.  Using the information provided please ensure you select an area suitable for your event.

Standard Conditions for each area can be viewed below. To apply for a Park & Facility Use Permit/Licence please complete an application form for assessment of your proposed event.

Please view the area conditions prior to applying for a permit/licence.

The permit holder must produce for inspection, the permit granted by the local government, upon request of an authorised person.

Please click on the name of each area to view its booking calendar (if available) and check availability for your event date/s before submitting your application for use.

Area Times Capacity Power (on-site) Standard Conditions
Zone 1 6:00am-6:00pm 50 No View
Zone 2 6:00am-6:00pm 80 No View

Application method

Please select how you would like to apply:

The prescribed fee in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges will be required when submitting an application (if applicable). Please refer to Council’s Fees and Charges

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