Photography Location Guide – Mungarra Reserve Petrie

Mungarra Reserve, Petrie

Ideal North Brisbane Family Portrait Location for

Creeks, Lakes and Greenery

Overall Rating

This amazing location was introduced to me by some clients of mine who lived nearby and would walk their dogs around this vast and diverse area. I absolutely love shooting here now and have it almost top of my list for recommended locations.

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Access & Parking

This spot is tricky to get to.. only because google maps sends you the wrong way! I tell all my clients to ignore sat nav (which sends them down Inverpine Ct) and head for the end of Affleck Ave. From there you can drive down a long stretch of road that runs alongside the park and there is plenty of parking there.

Once parked up, there is a little rough ground getting down to the main path and then there are a whole load of options to you on how far we can walk here to access all the different areas, some are right alongside the car park and others are a good 5 minute walk away.


This North Brisbane Portrait location has some amenities. There are toilets on site (a recent addition), drinking fountains, BBQ’s and picnic benches, and a little playground for the kids too.

There are no shops or cafe’s near by here, so bring provisions with you.


Best time of day for your session

This location is great for morning and afternoon sessions which make is super versatile. There is lots of pretty green foliage to keep out of the harsh sun and there is enough coverage for large group or generation portraits (which I have done here before).

Morning Session
Afternoon Session


The list at this location is endless. There is just so much space to wander here and find great little spots that change with the light each time I am there.

Here are some of the backdrops at this location:

  1. Under the large trees
  2. Green Alley
  3. Grassy Knoll
  4. Stone seat
  5. By the lake
  6. By the stream
  7. The gravel path

Wow factor

The sun just falls so lovely on the trees and water here in the afternoon and look so fantastic!

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In Summary

This North Brisbane Portrait location is one of the most versatile locations we offer. If you like the creek and lake options mixed in with the greenery with the tress, there are not many sessions that wouldn’t be suitable here. From families to maternity and children’s sessions to large family generation portraits.

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