It's classed as a northern suburb of Brisbane even though it's on the other side of the Gateway Motorway and feels a lot further from the CBD than 18km. The Boondall Wetlands lie to the north and west, and the airport is to the south. Turn off the Motorway on to the Nudgee Road. When you reach the settlement of Nudgee Beach, take O'Quinn Street to the Nudgee Beach Reserve. Walk on the beach or along the Tabbil-Ban Dhagun Boardwalk circuit through the mangroves and along Nudgee Creek.