D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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Araucaria track

Walk beneath giant hoop pines, go birdwatching, then finish with a refreshing swim on this peaceful walk along Enoggera Reservoir.

Journey type
5km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hr walking time
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Starting at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, this walk winds along the forested shores of picturesque Enoggera Reservoir before looping back around one of the reservoir's peninsulas.

Weave through open eucalypt forest peppered with hoop pines, keeping an eye out for forest kingfishers, Pacific bazas, bellbirds and rose robins darting through the branches. Take time to admire the pardalotes’ intricate nest holes dug into the hillsides along the track.

Getting there and getting around

The Araucaria track leaves from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, 12km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access roads are sealed and suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicles.

  • Follow the signs from the Information Centre at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre to the trailhead in the lower car park.
  • You can reach Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre from the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, at 60 Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8).
  • If travelling by public transport, take the 385 bus from the city to The Gap Park and Ride, then walk 600m along Waterworks Road to the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Please check with Seqwater for latest information on the reservoir’s permitted recreation activities, current closures and important safety notices.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this track. Nearby at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, there is wheelchair-accessible parking and facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Araucaria track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting D'Aguilar National Park safely and Walk with care.