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Planning your visit

Stacey presenting to group of visitors at IndigiScapes Discovery Centre


Redlands IndigiScapes Centre is located in Capalaba (just 30 km from Brisbane CBD) and covers 14.2 hectares of natural bushland. Facilities include bush walking tracks, a hands on Discovery Centre, Adventure Playground, Native Botanic Gardens, Native Nursery, IndigiCafe and open spaces for picnics and gatherings.

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Education programs are FREE for all Redlands Coast schools and students.

For schools outside the Redlands, the cost of an education program at IndigiScapes is $9 per student. There is no charge for schools that choose to visit the centre for self guided activities only.

We can create education programs for any subject area or age group.  Popular programs include:

Tallowwood Trail guided bushwalk

Botanic Gardens


Wildflower Walk

Discovery Centre

Submit an online booking form and our Environmental Education Officer will be in touch to discuss options for your visit.

Sample itinerary:

Time Activity
9:15 Arrive/welcome/bathroom break
9:30  Tallowwood Walk
10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Discovery Centre
11:30 Wildflower Walk
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Botanic Gardens / Optional play in playground
2:00 Depart

Submit an online booking form and our Environmental Education Officer will be in touch to discuss options for your visit.

With an activity rotation, we can accommodate up to 100 pax per visit. Students will typically be divided into groups of 25 or less.

IndigiScapes is an ideal environment to support students with special needs.  All programs can be adapted to suit the requirements of any students in your group.  Please advise our Environmental Education Officer of any requirements so we can accommodate these during your visit.

Parking at IndigiScapes is free!

Bus parking bays are clearly marked within the main carpark, near the front entrance of the centre, to allow children to disembark safely.

There is additional parking nearby at IndigiScapes Community Native Nursery, just a short walk from the main centre.

The wooden seating below the cafe is an ideal group gathering and eating area.

In the interest of the environment, we ask you and your students to bring refillable water bottles when visiting us. Water refill stations are available to refill bottles.

Please note, there are no bins in the grounds, to minimise environmental impact. Groups are encouraged to take rubbish home, or make use of the general waste and recycling bins in the centre carpark.

Toilet facilities are located in the atrium of the centre (near the IndigCafe) and at the end of the gardens near the playground. 

Storage facilities are available for students to stow their bags during session times.

Please do not leave any valuables in bags. Redlands IndigiScapes Centre takes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre is primarily an outdoor venue with some enclosed learning spaces if needed.

If on the day of your excursion it is raining, please ensure students wear suitable clothes, shoes and raincoats.

Your visit can be entirely developed and facilitated by you if you prefer. 

An experienced Environmental Education Officer will deliver your education programs at IndigiScapes. Education officers hold a Working with Children Blue Card and a variety of tertiary qualifications.

It is the responsibility of the school to ensure students are supervised for the duration of their visit to Redlands IndigiScapes Centre. We encourage the excursion coordinator to develop a supervisory plan that will ensure students are accompanied throughout their visit.

Students in K- year 10 must be allocated to groups with a supervising adult for the duration of their visit to IndigiScapes. We suggest schools use the following supervisor/student ratios:

- Special needs 1:2
- Primary school 1:5
- High school 1:10

Some simple reminders for your students:

1. Please be courteous to plants, animals and people.
2. Do not feed or interfere with the wild animals at IndigiScapes.
3. Take rubbish and recycling with you, or use the bins provided in the carpark.

Many Redlands IndigiScapes Centre staff hold first aid certificates, but it is a requirement that all visiting groups have their own first aid qualified adult attend for the duration of the visit. Should assistance with first aid be required, please go directly to an IndigiScapes staff member for assistance.

We encourage all students to regularly wash their hands.

Visitors must not feed or interfere with native animals.

For a copy of IndigiScapes education excursion risk register, please contact our Environmental Education Officer.

Our emergency response plan

Redlands IndigiScapes Centre has a documented emergency response plan in place, which includes:

- Evacuation and exit gate procedures
- Fire Warden protocol
- Coded alarm system for potential life threatening situations e.g. fire, serious first aid incident, dangerous animal escape, or bomb threat

In the event of an emergency, please contact a staff member immediately.

Visit Queensland Health for access to informed and timely COVID-19 resources to help you take health measures appropriate to your individual needs.

Public liability insurance

The Redlands Coast IndigiScapes Environment Centre is covered by public liability insurance. However, schools must ensure the proposed educational activity is approved and all participants are covered by their own education facilities public liability insurance policy.