Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre Brisbane

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Kirsty
    2 months ago

    What a hidden gem! This is such a fantastic, affordable place to go for the day! Only about $8 entry for an adult and you get to see so many cute animals!! They are all well looked after too. There's a few activities you can do down by the water too such as swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding for a small fee. A great day out for all ages!

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Colleen Vaccaro
    5 months 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
    5 months 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
    7 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.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Ali Furkan
    a month ago

    Nice place to visit for family or a single person. so many options for activities: kayaking, swimming, trekking, paddling, picnic. I took a very short trekking path and visited the Wild Discovery area(8aud for entry). I am planning to do paddling next time. Both kayak and paddle hire is 25 aud per person

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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

Visiting Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is located at 60 Mount Nebo Road, Enoggera Reservoir, only 12km from Brisbane’s city centre.

    By car

    Follow Waterworks Road from the city. Waterworks Road becomes Mt Nebo Road not far from the entrance to the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. There is limited parking available, especially on weekends, so take a bus if you can.

    By bus

    From the city, take the 385 bus to The Gap park ‘n’ ride. From here you can walk or ride about 500m along a sealed concrete path to the Information Centre.

    Staying safe

    Be prepared

    • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
    • In conditions of high fire danger, walking tracks and other areas may be closed. For your safety, follow instructions on signs. If you see a bushfire or any illegal activity, please phone emergency services as soon as possible.
    • During times of park closures, please follow any advice from signs or directed by Park Rangers.
    • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks and forests.
    • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.

    Open fires

    • Open fires are not allowed.

    Rubbish

    • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

    Drinking water

    • Treated water is available at the Information Centre.

    Walking

    Cycling

    Boating and fishing

    • The Enoggera Reservoir is open to non-motorised paddle craft only.
    • You can fish in the reservoir but only outside of the designated swimming and paddle craft area. For more information, visit Seqwater.
    • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

    Around water

    • The swimming area at Enoggera Reservoir is not patrolled and you enter the water at your own risk.
    • Actively supervise children.
    • Swim in the designated swimming area that is marked by the large, yellow buoys.
    • Alcohol is not allowed.
    • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.

    Before you visit

    • Leave pets at home. Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted. This includes the centre and surrounds, all walking tracks, the paddle craft launch area and beach.
    • Take all rubbish home with you. There are no bins on site.
    • Pack sensible footwear—boots or sturdy shoes—to wear when bushwalking.
    • Alcohol can only be consumed in the licensed function centre.
    • Camping onsite is not permitted.
    • Treated drinking water is available at the Information Centre.
    • Access paths are wheelchair accessible with assistance.