Anstead Bushland Reserve


Anstead Bushland Reserve is a picturesque riverside reserve featuring walking/recreational tracks, lookouts and access to historic Sugars Quarry.

Anstead Bushland Reserve Quarry

The reserve occupies a significant section of Brisbane River frontage, which was previously the site of Sugars Quarry (1883 -1995). Well maintained walking/recreational tracks lead through eucalypt forest to the old basalt quarry, which features lookouts over the river and historical information about the site.

Anstead Bushland Reserve

Access to Anstead Bushland Reserve is via Hawkesbury Rd, where there is a car park, undercover picnic areas, barbecue facilities and toilets. The 3 kilometre circuit track begins and ends at the car park and there are plenty of informative signs along the path indicating local flora such as silver-leafed ironbarks, gum-topped box trees and lemon-scented gums.

Anstead Bushland Reserve

Be sure to bring along the binoculars as well, because many interesting bird species reside here, including rose-crowned fruit doves, wonga pigeons, honey-eaters, owls, king parrots, wrens, kites and kingfishers.

Anstead Bushland Reserve

Nice to know - Not far from the reserve's entrance on Hawkesbury Rd is The Reserve at Anstead, a charming country-style cafe for breakfast or lunch, with a fantastic kids play area.

Need to know - Car park and toilet facilities are located via Hawkesbury Rd.

By Lucy Hordern

Looking for more ideas on short walks around Brisbane and SE Qld? Check out our 10 Best Short Bush Walks guide for a step in the right direction.

Hawkesbury Rd



Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Enjoy some joyful live entertainment in Queen Street Mall this silly season!
Brisbane's iconic City Hall is set to be swathed in a vibrant visual and audio display
Visitors can engage with artwork in this interactive exhibition
The much-loved Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols return to Brisbane Riverstage
Jimeoin LIVE is the ultimate comedy show
Nothing heralds the majesty of Christmas like Carols & Brass
Join Brisbane's top entertainers and personalities for a Christmas music extravaganza
Experience the ultimate rom-com with live orchestra
Get into the festive spirit at City of Logan Christmas Carols

Christmas in Brisbane

Get into the Christmas spirit this year with these 8 must-do festive events and activities for all ages across Brisbane City
Christmas in Brisbane

Christmas at South Bank

From big stage shows, roving performers and high-energy singalongs, to live music and festive films
Christmas at South Bank

Top Things to do Dec 2-4

From Christmas shows and markets and free art exhibitions to new wine and gin bars, some top things to do in Brisbane this weekend:
This Weekend Dec 2-4

What's on in December in & Around Brisbane

From concerts, Christmas shows and markets to festive dining and Christmas hampers, what's on in December 2022 in and around Brisbane
What's On in December 2022 around Brisbane

The Gruffalo's Child

The captivating sequel to much-loved children’s tale The Gruffalo, comes to life on stage in a magical, musical adaptation
The Gruffalo's Child

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Take the break you truly need during this holiday season and enjoy summer in the heart of Broadbeach
Summer at Sofitel Gold Coast

Christmas Carols

The city’s biggest annual Christmas event, celebrating the magic and joy of the festive season
City of Logan Christmas Carols

Government House Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights are back on at Government House with a spectacular display that is open to the public nightly for free
Government House Christmas Lights

December Guide

Looking for fun things to do with the kids this December? From Christmas Putt Putt and pantomimes to fantastic kids shows & activities
December School Holiday Guide 2022

Brisbane NYE 2022 Guide

The best parties, events, cruises, concerts in Brisbane to end 2022 with a bang
New Year's Eve 2022
Mary Poppins now playing at QPAC!