408 - 492 Mt Crosby Road‚ Chuwar

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

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Recent Reviews

Chandan C

Oct 2018

Birthday bbq

Been here on last Saturday for my son birthday bbq Nice big place for kids beautiful views Plenty of parking space. more »


Sep 2018

Brisbane River Gem

This reserve has everything. Great views. Fishing. Big open spaces for games. Children’s playgrounds. A fitness park. Walking circuit. Picnic areas. And a terrific little cafe.The cafe makes their... more »

Michelle T

Sep 2018

Peaceful park by the river

This is a really well kept recreational reserve on the banks of a pretty part of the Brisbane River. Lots of ducks and other birdlife, great playground for the kids, a ramp to launch your canoe... more »

belinda m

Aug 2018

Disappointing for the kids

Visited this family park area recently for a picnic. It was a lovely setting and the weather was bright. We had an elderly family member with us and young kids around 10 who were very excited to... more »


Mar 2018

Good cafe, well kept park

Nice park. Great for family parties or group gatherings. The swings are a little disappointing for the little ones. A few more are needed. The river is nearby and it's a nice place to sit on the... more »