Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre Brisbane

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Colleen Vaccaro
    a month ago

    It seems like a great place to bring kids of any age with a wide range of activities. There's various hiking trials which seem very accessible (paved or gravel with minimum steps) and very in length. The reservoir for swimming and paddle craft (which was temporarily closed to swimmers from the recent floods). Paddle craft could be rented as well. There were also bike trials and even a food court and exhibit. Toilet facilities can be found near the admissions office.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Jess
    3 months ago

    Has everything in one. A nice outdoor cafe, a hiking path, a lake to kayak and swim, a small animal Discovery Centre, and wedding ceremony areas. I got married there and it was the right choice 👌👌👌

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Anne Cowley
    9 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. ❤

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Diego Torres
    a month ago

    Wonderful place not too far away from the city. Great activities here include hiking, kayaking, stand paddling, swimming, and mountain biking, or just to sit down with picknic basket and enjoy the fresh air and the relaxing views. It is family friendly, and it is easy to get there by car or public transport.

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

    Pleasant outing.

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Visiting Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Our Park Rangers look forward to welcoming visitors to the park. As part of our COVID Safe Plan, we have a number of COVID safe practices implemented across the site. Please ensure these practices are followed for everyone’s safety. 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

    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 Park Rangers look forward to welcoming visitors to the park. As part of our COVID Safe Plan, we have a number of COVID safe practices implemented across the site. Please ensure these practices are followed for everyone’s safety.