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Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

408 - 492 Mt Crosby Road‚  Chuwar‚  Queensland  4306


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 42 reviews

A wonderful way to cool down and enjoy the great outdoors in Ipswich is at Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve. The crossing is a low-lying bridge that crosses the Brisbane River in the suburb of Chuwar, and this long-time favourite with locals and visitors has all you need for a relaxing day out for all ages.

Although Colleges Crossing has been severely damaged by floods in recent years, each time it's bounced back bigger and better, meaning that many of the facilities are fairly new. This includes a nature-based children's playground covered by shade sails with equipment such as a fort, musical wall, spinning seats, tree log tunnel and frog sculptures. There's a lake for fishing and kayaking, and while it's advised not to take the full plunge for a swim, you can enjoy paddling in the shallows and skimming stones.

The large, grassed area has plenty of room for sports and there are also bike/scooter paths and walking tracks. After all that exertion, sit back and enjoy the treats served at the café with beautiful views of the river, or bring your own picnic or barbecue to enjoy at the sheltered tables.

  • Barbeque
  • Boating Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
    • Birdwatching
    • Canoeing/Kayaking

      Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

      Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

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      TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings

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      • Very Good (19)
      • Average (0)
      • Poor (0)
      • Terrible (3)

      Recent Reviews

      Surprisingly good

        Apr 2018
      Unexpectedly beautiful place to stop in for a short break. Lovely place in the early morning for some exercise more »

      Great picnic spot for all ages

      Elisa H
        Feb 2018
      Take your dog for a paddle, hire a canoe or play a game of cricket. Play in the playground or go for a short walk along the river. A lovely cafe with an interesting variety of foods including salads... more »

      Lovely site

        Mar 2018
      A lovely site. The local government authority has done a lot of work and invested heavily after the 2011 flood and it shows. more »

      Beautiful place to visit

        Feb 2018
      Great place for families, very well maintained grounds. Great cafe, good variety of food available, will cater to special diets, friendly staff, fantastic views over the river. more »

      Kayak or walk

        Jan 2018
      This is the perfect location for a quick breakfast and the cafe, then a very nice Kayak in the water or a bush walk following the water. Plenty of grass areas, perfect for a picnic for any size group. more »

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