One of the great things about Brisbane is the fact that it’s a gateway to both urban and natural attractions. If you’re a city person, you can go and enjoy the bars and nightlife the city has to offer. But if you’re more of a country bumpkin who likes to get a few bumps and bruises and roll around in the grass, there’s plenty of opportunity for that, too.
In fact, there’s some significant investment coming to the area that is sure to put houses for sale in Hawthorne and Bulimba into even hotter demand. Walkabout Creek, only 12km, or a mere 30 minute drive away from the suburbs, is set to be transformed into a first-class outdoor recreational area, thanks to a handy $2.5million invested by the state government.
“Walkabout Creek is the bush in Brisbane’s backyard and we’re planning to make it even better for mum, dad and the kids to enjoy,” said member for Ashgrove Campbell Newman in a 27 June release.
These plans include renovating the visitor centre, constructing canoe launch facilities, creating an event lawn, a family activity trail and a nature playscape. Walkabout Creek is just one of three nature-based visitor centres to be upgraded, so residents – and buyers – will want to keep an eye on what other recreational activities may be in store for them.