The Arboretum wetlands include two unfenced lakes, separated by a long causeway, ideal for bird watching. There is also a fenced viewing platform on the southern lake. Please remember that children should be supervised closely at all times when you are near the lake edges.
The Brisbane River runs along the western boundary of the Arboretum. The river’s edge drops suddenly into deep water. It is definitely NOT a good idea to swim in the river. There are Bull Sharks and also strong tidal currents. Tragically, one young man lost his life in recent years during an attempt to swim across the river.