This is a great walk through mostly canopied forest that skirts around Enoggera Reservoir. There are some quite steep hills which will be a challenge if you are not very fit, but most of the walk is easy. Glimpses of the reservoir, lots of beautiful trees, the odd encounter with wildlife make for a very enjoyable couple of hours.

It is best to call into the Information Centre at Walk About Creek before starting this walk as they have detailed instructions on navigating the bit of suburb walking required to complete the circuit. It's also useful to have the topographical map as the hike isn't on marked trails - it would be difficult to get lost - but it's possible!


Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted

Getting there

Start at Walkabout Creek Information Centre

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

Follow Reservior Break around the reservoir, see attached GPS for further guidance

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/daguilar/pdf/walkabout-creek.pdf

Comments

We walked the complete circuit as guided by the walkabout discovery centre and it actually was closer to 15klms? But this included the loop that went down to the dam

Lisa B on 3 Jun, 2019

A good walk but the circuit needs better directional signage.

Jessica Parker on 11 May, 2019

Busy on ANZAC day but enjoyable walk with many birds around.

Pi on 25 Apr, 2019

Very nice family walk. Got a little wet and muddy but thats all part of the fun!

Maddy on 25 Apr, 2019

To complete the circuit follow the mountain bike trail that branches from the Araucaria trail. At the end when. You reach the dam you need to skirt around a fence and you should end up at the bus depot. Follow the road up the hill and you should reach the wildlife centre and carpark.

JayWalker on 11 Apr, 2019

A nice walk through the bush and a great track close to town with plenty of hills for building up fitness. Lots of wildlife including Bell birds, Cockatoos, water birds, goannas and if you are lucky/ unlucky, snakes.

Allan on 27 Mar, 2019

Great to be so close to the city and still have so much wildlife. We saw a couple of lace monitors, a forrest kingfisher, several flocks of rufous fantales and heard a catbird and a whip bird or three. The swim at the end was a welcome finish on a warm day.

Sandgroper on 23 Mar, 2019

Great to be so close to the city and still have so much wildlife. We saw a couple of lace monitors, a forrest kingfisher, several flocks of rufous fantales and heard a catbird and a whip bird or three. The swim at the end was a welcome finish on a warm day.

Sandgroper on 23 Mar, 2019

Great Walk rained for half it, took 3.5 hours roughly.

Tammy Mahon on 3 Mar, 2019

Really decent bushwalk, better to be relatively fit before you try and tackle it though. Pop into the info centre beforehand to pick up a map so you can navigate your way through the suburb bit. Also- don’t park on the main road! Even though you see quite a few people parking there it’s illegal and they’ve started booking people for it recently apparently. Drive into the Carpark!

Karla on 17 Feb, 2019

I have ridden this before but decided to walk this time. It’s a really lovely walk beside the dam with a few hills thrown in for good measure

Bobbe on Dec, 2018

To do a loop from the start point, walk counter clockwise until you get to the dam wall. Get around the gate on the bridge, and once you're at the base of the dam facilities, follow the fence around the outside - you will see a path worn into the grass. This will take you to the start of the trail!

SageTreks on 30 Sep, 2018

Tried to do the 10km walk but got confused around the Araucaria track and ended up circuiting back home. Still about 6.5km though.
Nice bush walk alongside the reservoir. Not sure why we haven’t come here before!

Jen on 23 Sep, 2018

A lovely walk welcomed by bellbirds, glimpses of the stunning blue water and the secret life of ducks :) Good little challenge for someone building up fitness. No scrambling. Couldn't walk a "loop" across the dam wall, but the alternative around the back through the bus terminal and back to the carpark wasn't difficult to find. Needed water as the track was quite dusty and the wind was up.

Samantha on 12 Aug, 2018

Tougher than expected with some steep uphill sections for that nice burn in the legs. Spotted a red belly black snake on the way. Some nice views but nothing spectacular.

Marc Wingelaar on 8 Jul, 2018

Nice circuit with plenty of nice views along the way.

rob.bushman on 6 Jan, 2018

Neat little walk

Sally on 2018

July 25, 2017
A great urban hike. Pity you have to trek through the suburbs at the end as it is not actually a circuit. Be great if you could walk across the top of the dam wall!

Lynda Edwards on 27 Jul, 2017

Very enjoyable walk and considering its so close to suburbia it is a 'hidden gem'. the glimpses of the water make it that much more special than other forest walks around Brisbane. i'm only a very average walker and it took 2 hr 45min and measured 10.9km

luvwalking on 16 Jun, 2017

Nice easy walk. Mostly flat. I took a few detours to skirt some of the D'Aguilar tracks to make it more challenging. Worth bringing your swimmers to jump in for a dip on your return.

Eileen on Feb, 2017

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