Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre Brisbane

4.5stars, rated out of 5

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Colleen Vaccaro
    2 weeks 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 Diego Torres
    2 weeks 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.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Katherine Lynch
    2 months ago

    Kayak hire is available, both double and single are available for families. 25$ for 1 hour for a single, 30$ for 1.5 hours for a single. You can book in advance through the website. Stand up paddleboards are also available for hire. Access from the road is a fair way so be weary when you need to carry heavy watercraft. Perfect place to swim with a roped off area to prevent waterfront from entering into the swimming area. Lots of walking tracks around. Also a large dam wall to view from the kayak or the road. No dogs are allowed sadly due to national park status. Thirty minute drive from Brisbane city through the gap. Nice rotunda for weddings also with a lake view. Weddings also have a wedding room near the main Cafe area. The main Cafe has coffee and biscuits and also full meals to order such as fish and chips. Great place for large groups to visit or families. Great on a sunny Brisbane day.

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 liam doherty
    a month ago

    Was a wonderful day and the scenery and wild life are very nice and well presented. Unfortunately do to the February/March floods most water activities and some of the walking and mountain bike tracks were closed. But to have such a nice place so close to the CBD we are very lucky.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Jess
    2 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 👌👌👌

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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

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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

Visiting Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Our wildlife and park rangers look forward to welcoming you to the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. As part of our COVID-safe plan, we have implemented some changes:

  • All entry must be pre-booked online to guarantee admission to our Wildlife Centre or Wildlife Discovery Shows.
  • Social distancing measures are in place and therefore our indoor venues also have visitor number limits while our outdoor environment provides visitors a safe haven.
  • Remember to practise good hygiene at all times. To help we have increased the number of hand sanitisation stations available.
  • Floor/ground markings will help guide you in the right direction when visiting our park and Wildlife Centre.
  • Enhanced cleaning, particularly in our high-contact areas, doors, bathrooms and visitor centre areas is in place.
  • Our Wildlife Discovery Show is held in our new education room and social distancing is still required however visitors can still see and experience our unique species up close.
  • Walkabout Creek Café is once again open to visitors – up on our new entertainment deck.
  • Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is a cashless site – no cash will be accepted.

Remember, if you’re feeling unwell or displaying flu like symptoms, please rest up at home and visit when you are better. Management reserve the right of refusal for entry and service to customers that don’t adhere to COVID-safe requirements.

For enquiries, please contact us on (07) 3164 3600 or email walkaboutcreek@des.qld.gov.au