Places to Feed The Ducks in Brisbane

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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

Capalaba Park

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!

125 Gympie Road, Strathpine

Chermside West

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

Shailer Park

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

St Lucia

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

Brisbane City

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.


Katie -


Katie is the Managing Director and Editor of Mums of Brisbane. Most days will find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, cuddling her kids and trying not to step barefoot on lego. Katie lives in Beautiful Brisbane with her husband and four gorgeous children.