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Walkabout Creek Adventures has been operating at the Enoggera Reservoir since 2016. Our amazing outdoor experiences offer locals and travellers to explore the stunning national park by wheels or water. WACA’s unique location allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in just a 20 minute drive.  The Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is on our doorstep with their incredible display of Australian Wildlife and Cafe onsite. Enoggera resevoir is also home to a beautiful swimming area, forest walking tracks and whole dam’s worth of room for Kayaking!

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Bushwalking 

Difficulty – Varied  |  Range of walks 2 hrs to 12 hrs.

  • Ideas to better enjoy your bushwalking:
  • Know where you’re going! MAP 
  • Take Birdwatching equipment
  • Listen to a Podcast or E-book
  • Install Flowerchecker / Naturegate app to identify flora
  • Take a WACA identification chart and get to know the bush better
  • Take your camera! There is beauty under every leaf
  • Stop to do some yoga poses and take in the sunlight!

Notes: There is an amazing track around the Reservoir!

Don’t forget Water, Hats and energising snacks! 

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Swimming 

Difficulty: Varied  |  Not patrolled

There is a large section of the reservoir reserved for swimmers only! in This section is cordoned off by a floating barrier – protecting swimmers from paddle craft.

The water is warm on top and gets cool on the bottom. If you are looking for a challenge, some people train by swimming out to the centre reservoir buoy.

Most of the Reservoirs creatures are friends and won’t bother you – Carlos the Catfish has been known to give visitors a cheeky nibble on the toes from time to time! 

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Camping 

D’Aguilar National Park has two formal camping areas in Mount Mee section (Neurum Creek and Archer) and nine remote bush camp sites in South D’Aguilar section (formally Brisbane Forest Park).

Remote bush camp sites are only accessible by walking and minimal facilities are provided. Visitors wishing to camp at any of these sites need to be physically fit, have bushwalking and navigation experience, and have an emergency plan in place with a responsible friend or family member. Always carry a topographic map, compass, first-aid kit, water and food. Mobile phone reception within the park is unreliable.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

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Forest tracks

Difficulty: Varied

If you are after a trail adventure, by horse, 4WD or mountain bike – There are a variety of tracks to choose. Check the map below!

MOUNT MEE FOREST DRIVE

Starting point: The Gantry, Northern D’Aguilar National Park.

Distance: 16km  |  Allow 1 hour min
Enjoy native and plantation forests, picturesque picnic spots, cool water creeks and more on this scenic journey through the forest. Pack your bags and spend a night at the two camping spots on this trail. Make a loop or enjoy the sighseeing all the way to Woodford, home of the famous folk festival.

Range Road Forest Drive

Starting point: The Gantry
Distance: 27km |  Allow 2 hour min

Explore open eucalyptus forests and stop off at lookouts for a picture on this bush track. Swing around and head back the way you came, or end your drive with a dip in one of Dayboros many waterfalls. There’s plenty to explore along the way.

MT MEE FOREST DRIVE

Starting point: The Gantry, Northern D’Aguilar National Park.
Distance: 16km  |  Allow 1 hour min

Enjoy native and plantation forests, picturesque picnic spots, cool water creeks and more on this scenic journey through the forest. Pack your bags and spend a night at the two camping spots on this trail. Make a loop or enjoy the sighseeing all the way to Woodford, home of the famous folk festival.

WESTERN ESCARPMENT FOREST DRIVE

Starting point: The Gantry
Distance: 14km circuit |  Allow 1 hour

Peak an epic view of Lake Somerset and Lake Wivenhoe at the lookout, half way along this forest circuit. This is the perfect short 4WD or mountain bike adventure, with plenty to see!

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Bird Watching 

Difficulty: Varied

Be the early bird – Or spot him through your binoculars! If you forget your bird book, we have Critter cards to help you identify who you saw. The uniquely Australian and almost extinct, Regent honey eater has been spotted at Enoggera Reservoir! 

Notes: Don’t forget Water, binoculars, Bird book and energising snacks! 

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Have a Picnic

Difficulty: Delicious

Nothings better than good food, good company and a view! At WACA it’s simple to have all three – There is an onsite cafe for fresh coffee or bring a thermos of tea or a big bottle of juice – Snacks and sandwiches, a comfy blanket and a book. Take your picnic hiking around the reservoir, or just relax lake side on your blanket – You decide! 

Notes: WACA is a Leave no Trace venue – Please bring rubbish bags and take everything you brought in ♥︎

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Discovery centre

See Entry fees here:

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre showcases some of the incredible biodiversity of Queensland and is home to various reptiles, amphibians, fish and mammals. It features an outdoor walk-through habitat for kangaroos and wallabies and is one of a select few wildlife displays exhibiting one of the world’s most fascinating mammals-the platypus. The discovery centre also hosts event spaces, a delightful cafe and gift shop, as well as a virtual look out display! 

The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.The ECO Certification Program is a world first and it has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.

Certification means: Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products that operate with minimal impact on the environment and provide opportunities to learn about the environment with operators who are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities. Visit WACA Guilt free!