Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre Brisbane

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  • 5 Hyo-Jin Yang
    3 weeks ago

    I often visit here. So beautiful place. Now Discovery Centre is closed because of Covid-19.

  • 5 James Robbins
    4 months ago

    Some lovely walks with a big lake. Loads of wildlife in nature. An enclosed part of the lake so good for the kids to swim

  • 5 Michael Curry
    5 months ago

    Great place to see wildlife and hear talks from expert rangers. Wildlife shows are interesting and you get to handle different reptiles. Nice informative displays and easy to see wildlife care in neat enclosures. Highly recommended.

  • 4 cheryl Verdon
    5 months ago

    Great place to kayak and swim. Little cafe also very good. Had the BLT Turkish bread toastie which was delicious, and coffee very nice

  • 5 Paul G
    6 months ago

    They have kangaroos, wallabies, an emu and a wombat, quite a few snakes and lizards and frogs, but the real highlight is the platypus! It's only a small centre but if you take your time and enjoy everything you can spend a good hour looking at the animals. Don't expect Australia zoo and you won't be disappointed.

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Walkabout Creek Enoggera Reservoir Photo credit: Courtney Adamson © Queensland Government

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre – CLOSED TEMPORARILY

To safeguard the health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is closed until further notice.

Things to do

    Information Centre

    Start your visit at the Information Centre where informative displays and expert Park Rangers will help you discover what’s special about Queensland’s National Parks.

    Browse through our gift shop and stop by the virtual lookout. The lookout showcases many of Queensland’s national parks through a Virtual Lookout featuring magnificent sights and inspiring landscapes!

    Chat with our friendly staff for more information on Queensland’s National Parks, obtain a copy of the Discovery Centre Guide (PDF, 1.4MB) , and local park brochures. Be sure to purchase your tickets to the Wildlife Discovery Show.

    Wildlife Discovery Show

    Get up close with animals (some scaly, some slippery, some furry!) from the Wildlife Centre and learn how our Park Rangers care for Queensland’s national parks and beautiful wildlife.

    The Wildlife Discovery Show is a ranger-led presentation every Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am and 1.30pm.

    Ticket

    Price

    Adult

    $16.05

    Concession *

    $12.80

    Children (4 to 17 years inclusive)

    $10.65

    Family (two adults and two children)

    $37.45

    * Concession entry requires a valid Australian concession card to be presented at time of purchase/booking. Holders of a Companion Card are eligible for a free entry/ticket for one companion. The holder of the Companion Card will need to buy the appropriate ticket but is eligible for the concession rate with valid identification.

    Prices include GST, updated on the first of July every year.

    Discover the tranquility of Enoggera Reservoir.

    Discover the tranquility of Enoggera Reservoir. Photo: Pawell Krawczynski, Queensland Government.

    Walk, swim and paddle

    Discover what lives near Enoggera Reservoir by strolling along the water’s edge. The Araucaria Track starts next to the swimming area and is suitable for families and requires no bushwalking experience. Please take a map or simply follow the signs to return back to the centre.

    Take a dip to cool off—the reservoir not only supports a wealth of plants and animals, it is also a place to paddle, swim, watch wildlife or do nothing more than sit and watch the water ripple. Swim within the designated swimming area that is marked by the large, yellow buoys.

    While paddling, be on the lookout for freshwater turtles sunning themselves on logs, forest kingfishers perched on branches above the water’s edge or waterbirds among the lillies.

    Remember, paddle quietly and keep this area wild and beautiful. This is an unsupervised water body, please use sound judgment, supervise your children near and on the water and observe all signs.

    The reservoir is open to non-motorised paddle craft only. Fishing is permitted in the reservoir but only outside of the designated swimming and paddle craft area. For more information, visit Seqwater.

    Walkabout Creek Adventures

    Want to explore our pathways and waterways but don’t have your own equipment? Walkabout Creek Adventures has stand up paddleboards, single and double kayaks and mountain bikes for hire.

    Open daily on school holidays, weekends and public holidays. You can also catch them Friday to Sunday on site, just near the Enoggera Reservoir beach.

    For more information visit Walkabout Creek Adventures.

    Paddle Safely

    If this is your first time on the water and you’re paddling alone, think twice. Only venture onto this reservoir if you are capable of getting back into your paddle craft if it capsizes.

    This reservoir is a constructed water body. Steep drops, poor visibility, muddy banks and weedy shores are some of the challenges. Not all obstacles are signed or identified.

    • This is an unsupervised waterbody. Always supervise your children near and on the water.
    • Launch your paddle craft from the designated launch point—it is shallower and easier for paddlers to enter and exit paddle craft. Paddle outside of the designated swimming area to avoid colliding with swimmers.
    • Wear a life jacket—it could save your life.
    • Keep an eye on the wind. Winds can carry you away from your destination faster that you can paddle, so avoid windy days.
    • Avoid obstacles. Paddling can quickly become tricky if you encounter obstacles such as slippery rocks, deep mud, boulders and tree roots.
    • Paddle within the designated safe areas. Do not paddle beyond the spillway buoys—serious injury may result from entering the restricted area.
    Conquer a skinny log ride, catch air barrelling down trails or pedal your very first mountain bike trail.

    Conquer a skinny log ride, catch air barrelling down trails or pedal your very first mountain bike trail. Photo: Hannah S. Queensland Government

    Cycling and mountain biking

    If you want more action, bring your bikes for a cycle around the reservoir—a leisurely ride through the park is a great way to experience the wonders of the bush! Read more information on mountain bike trails in D’Aguilar National Park to plan your day.

    Shred one of four technically-challenging trails at the Mountain Bike Skills Course. There are trails to build skills in people of all ages and abilities, so come and give it a go! Young children must be actively supervised.

    Mountain bike skills course safety tips

    The skills course includes trails and features rated as difficult by International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) standards. Read signage on site and use the trail classifications to choose rides suitable for your ability and fitness level. Classifications represent the highest level of difficulty and skill required. Riders of any age or experience risk injury using this course. Inexperienced or unskilled riders may have an increased risk of injury.

    • Riders under 13 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
    • Trails can only be used during daylight.
    • Ride only on trails suited to your skills and experience.
    • Ride at your own risk.

    Café, function centre and venue hire

    Stop by the Walkabout Creek Café for a coffee or a bite to eat. You can also bring your own picnic and enjoy on our picnic lawn overlooking the reservoir.

    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.

    Explore more Gateway Visitor Centres

    Why not take some time to discover other Gateway Visitor Centres in Queensland’s National Parks:

    • David Fleay Wildlife Park nestled in a secluded haven in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. The Park showcases Queensland’s wildlife in beautiful habitat-inspired surrounds.
    • Mon Repos Turtle Centre at Bargara in Bundaberg. Learn about the special journey turtles and people have taken and join a Ranger on a Turtle Encounter to catch a glimpse of a turtle’s world—at least for one night! (operates November – end March).
    • Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a dedicated koala education facility nestled among eucalypt trees just 25km south of Brisbane. Meet our resident koalas, explore the interactive displays and learn about how you can contribute to koala conservation.