Places to Feed The Ducks in Brisbane
Places to feed the ducks in Brisbane
When I first started trying to find places to feed the ducks in Brisbane, I was pleasantly surprised by how many locations there were all around the place where you would be able to go.
I have taken my kids quite a few times to our local ‘duck pond’ (its kind of a creek) and the kids have taken great delight in interacting with and feeding the ducks and ducklings. In fact, last time we went there was a mumma duck and some ducklings. It was incredibly cute.
What You Should Feed The Ducks
Now, I know it is tempting to take your old bread along with you, after all, it’s just another type of recycling, right? However, bread is actually not good for ducks. It can result in them getting sick and can damage their habitat, so it is best avoided. With a bit of preparation, you can prepare a duck worthy feast that will still excite the kids, but won’t harm the ducks.
Food you can throw guilt free to the ducks include:
- Corn (canned, frozen or fresh)
- Frozen Peas (defrosted)
- Seeds, including birdseed or other types
- Duck pellets (you can get these at pet or farm supply stores)
- Lettuce and other greens (tear them up small though)
- Oats (rolled or instant)
Places to Feed The Ducks In Brisbane
At the Entertainment Centre there is a huge pond with ducks, lily pads and other wildlife. If there isn’t a show on there is heaps of parking too.
Melaleuca Drive, Boondal QLD 4034
Also has a great playground, so you can feed the ducks and have a play.
Pittwin Road North, Capalaba
This duck pond is within the Kedron Brook precinct and is found at the end of Jean Street. There is a playground nearby as well, and excellent coffee at Windsor Espresso house (where they sell duck appropriate food packs). There is an off leash dog area close by, but it isn’t this exact section.
Jean Street Entrance, Kedron Brook, Grange.
Pine Rivers Park
Awesome fenced play area, and a place to feed the ducks! Perfect!
Huxtable Park has a small playground and very friendly ducks.
Underwood Park is an amazing park in Logan with a large lagoon to feed the ducks.
Underwood Road, Priestdale
Homestead park has BBQ facilities, fitness equipment and a playground. And of course – Ducks!
Trinette Street, Shailer Park
Centenary lakes park has a lagoon where you can feed the ducks.
Morayfield Road, Caboolture
Mt Coot-tha – Toowong
The Brisbane Botanical Gardens at Mt Coot-tha have quite a few places you can feed the ducks, and you can immerse yourself in nature at the same time! Perfect!
EDIT: We have just been told there are signs up at Mt Coo-tha asking not to feed the ducks.
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
Minnippi Parklands are a lovely wetlands reserve where you can find lots of water birds, not just ducks!
Stanton Rd West, Tingalpa
Plenty of spots at The University of Queensland, and you can inspire your kids towards to higher learning (will universities even exist when they get older?). Win Win.
St Lucia QLD
The Botanical Gardens in Brisbane City has great playground facilities, as well as wide paths for riding bikes and scooters. Of course, you can feed the ducks there too. If you head in on the train or a bus it will be a real adventure for your little people.
Alice Street, Brisbane City
Well there you have it! The Mums of Brisbane guide to places you can feed the ducks in Brisbane.
If you know of any others – let us know below and we will update the list as soon as possible.