Mungarra Reserve is a large park based on the banks of the North Pine River in Petrie. It features a fenced playground and dog park, two scenic ponds, picnic shelters and barbeques, perfect for a family day out in the Moreton Bay Region.
Access to the grounds is available from Affleck Avenue with the carpark offering adequate spaces and a toilet block. The Reserve can also be accessed from Nelsons Road off Youngs Crossing Road which will lead you to the larger of the two ponds in the grounds. In line with the carpark on Affleck Avenue, you can find two picnic shelters and tables with their own barbeques. There is also a fenced playground for the little ones to enjoy. Follow the pathway deeper into the reserve and you will come across the large grassed field suitable for ball games such as soccer and basketball.
Mungarra Reserve also features a fully fenced dog park with agility equipment, waste bin and seating. There is no water, so be sure to bring your own supplies to keep your dog hydrated. There is a large koala and other wildlife population within the reserve so please ensure your pets are on leash when walking through the area.
Rising in the Mount Mee Forest Reserve of D’Aguilar National Park, the North Pine River extends approximately 54 kilometres toward Bramble Bay and the Moreton Bay. Dammed at North Pine Dam, it continues to form its confluence with the South Pine River where, collectively, the two rivers become known as the Pine River. The North Pine River is tidal and sees many fish breeding in the upstream reaches.
Discovered in December of 1823 by Lieutenant John Oxley, the Surveyor-General of the North Pine River, this reserve is the oldest tract of land in the Pine Rivers Area and was home to the North Pine Clan of the Turrbal people for thousands of years. It is connected to Mungarra Reserve by a shared pathway, great for walking or cycling.
The 5km Petrie parkrun will also make their way from Sweeney Reserve through Mungarra Reserve every Saturday from 7 am. A loop track, the course runs along the North Pine River along a mostly flat concrete path. Post-race you can mingle and network with other runners at Wheelhouse Coffee in Lawnton.
Take your family and your four-legged friend to Mungarra Reserve today for picturesque lunch adventure.