Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre Brisbane

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Anne Cowley
    3 months ago

    Beautiful surroundings. A while since I've visited. Must say that the addition of a large dining deck adds an inviting space for families to relax and enjoy a meal together. ❤

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 steve power
    a year ago

    Pleasant outing.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 michael manning
    a year ago

    Love plants and animals

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Soph J
    a month ago

    Went for a private event - place was nice and clean with friendly staff and good food! Nice to see a wombat too

  • 2stars, rated out of 5 Lyn Armstrong
    3 months ago

    Very nice setting, food was good, service not enough staff but reasonable. The one issue was there was no kind of cooling system not even a fan under a colour bond roof. The temperature was very high 37 but it was unbearable under that roof. Won't go back in summer.

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Visiting Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Our wildlife and Park Rangers look forward to welcoming you to the park. As part of our COVID-safe plan, we have implemented some changes—please ensure you review all information before you visit. Please remember that from Friday 17 December proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for entry to the Visitor or Wildlife Centre. Photo credit: Anna Osetroff

Swim, kayak or canoe in the Enoggera Reservoir. Photo credit: Courtney Adamson © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Why Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is the hidden gem Brisbane families love

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is a hidden gem right on Brisbane’s doorstep! Hidden in plain sight, that is! Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

About Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Please note: Queensland Government has announced Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status that will come into effect from 17 December 2021 for the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. All visitors, aged 16 years or older, will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the wildlife centre, shows or access the Walkabout Creek Deck café. You can find out how to show proof of your vaccination status here.

    Go Wild at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

    This bushland oasis in Brisbane’s backyard is perfect for families, friends and visitors to Brisbane. Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is your gateway to Queensland’s diverse and beautiful national parks.

    The centre is located on the edge of D’Aguilar National Park—a 36,400ha park with eucalypt forest and rainforest that stretches from The Gap to Lake Wivenhoe in the west, and Mount Mee in the north. No other capital city in Australia enjoys a park this large and this diverse, just 12km from the heart of the city.

    Our Park Rangers are at the Visitor Centre ready to share their stories and help you discover all the special, nature-based experiences available to you. While you’re there, take advantage of the spectacular panoramic viewing experience at the Virtual Lookout showcasing national parks all over Queensland.

    At the Wildlife Centre, you’ll discover some of the weird and wonderful inhabitants of Queensland’s national parks. Explore on your own or join our park rangers at the daily feeding sessions (ask for the daily feed schedule when at the Visitor centre).

    Come face-to-face with some of Queensland’s interesting creatures in our Wildlife Discovery Show held every weekend (10am and 1.30pm) with additional daily shows during holiday periods.

    Plan a family day out with a walk or cycle around Enoggera Reservoir, and cool off with a dip or a peaceful paddle around the water’s edge.

    Bring a picnic or head to the Walkabout Creek Café for a relaxing meal on our new deck. You can even plan your wedding, family event or next conference at the Walkabout Creek Conference and Wedding Centre!

    A QldParks-Wifi hotspot is also available at the Centre.

    Download the Discovery Centre Guide (PDF, 1.4MB) to help you plan your day.

    Function and Conference Centre

    The Walkabout Creek Function and Conference Centre provides a unique and secluded setting for conferences, functions and weddings. Contact the Walkabout Creek Conference and Wedding Centre for more information.

    Opening hours

    • The Visitor Centre is open daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm (Closed Christmas Day and open from 1.30pm on ANZAC Day).
    • The Enoggera Reservoir is open from 6am to 6pm daily. For more information, visit Seqwater.

    Contact details

    Phone: (07) 3164 3600

    Email: walkaboutcreek@des.qld.gov.au

    • Our wildlife and Park Rangers look forward to welcoming you to the park. As part of our COVID-safe plan, we have implemented some changes—please ensure you review all information before you visit. Please remember that from Friday 17 December proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for entry to the Visitor or Wildlife Centre.