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Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

408 - 492 Mt Crosby Road‚  Chuwar‚  Queensland  4306


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Based on 50 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

      • Excellent (22)
      • Very Good (22)
      • Average (1)
      • Poor (2)
      • Terrible (3)

      Recent Reviews

      Disappointing for the kids

      belinda m
        Aug 2018
      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 »

      Good cafe, well kept park

        Mar 2018
      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 »

      A park beside the river.

        Jul 2018
      I have been to this place since I was a child. It went from local swimming spot to being a place for outdoor games with family and friends, Cafe and a quite fair photography spot. At the right time... more »

      Ridiculous opening hours!!

      Nereda T
        Jul 2018
      You go in the morning 8am they are shut.. you go after school pick up 3.10pm they are shut. Such a shame because there were 15 people there on Tuesday wanting coffee, food and ice cream...??? Come on... more »

      It was cold and hot coffee needed... Sorry i just don't cope with Dog Lovers

      Francis D
        Jun 2018
      I don't like dogs in the home and especially out eating. I got a take away coffee and left the dogs. more »

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