Gold Creek Reservoir

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Within the Brisbane City area there are a number of nature reserves that provide opportunities for the hiker who doesn't want to drive for hours to get out of the city. One of the most interesting is the Gold Creek Reservoir located next to the suburb of Upper Brookfield.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Drive to the end of Gold Creek Rd, Brookfield QLD. 6-7 km on from the Brookfield showground. Bitumen all the way.


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

The signage along the track is not always clear.  See on-site map and attached GPS file for further guidance.



Other References

Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland (ISBN 9780646946092) p98


Easy walk, well worn track.

Jeff Ells on 17 Jan, 2021

An enjoyable walk in bushland with few viewpoints to look at the reservoir. This loop is well marked doing it clockwise and not too hard to follow when doing it anti-clockwise. I found plenty of markings (tape) that guided me when following its narrow trails in an anti-clockwise manner. Birds chirping away and cicadas singing are your main companion. I also saw lots of butterflies, dragon flies and bull ants as well as water birds, freshwater turtles and one fast lace lizard monitor among others.

Lucy on 4 Jan, 2021

You will find Gold Creek Reservoir about 45 minutes from Ipswich heading out Mt Crosby way.

This is a simple little track with enough ups and downs to get the heart pumping and leg's burning 🏃‍♀️

The track is easy enough to follow but is overgrown in part's at the moment 🌿

I did this one anticlockwise and I personally think it worked out better as you have view's of the reservoir on your last leg of the hike 🏞🥾

You will be surrounded with bird song's the whole way round 🦜 and after all this glorious rain there is beautiful, lush green grassed areas to sit and have a picnic and relax when you are done 🍇🍓

This is a perfect little hike for hikers who love to experience nature but don't particularly want to drive all that far 🚗

Enjoy 🙏💕

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Mel on 2 Jan, 2021

Beautiful, undulating walk through the forest/bush land surrounding the reservoir. A simple track with enough ups and downs to get the heart pumping, depending on your pace. Wonderful bird calls the whole way around too

MandaPanda on 28 Sep, 2020

Good walk, Didn't see too many other people around. The track was narrow but well maintained, but the surrounding scrub is really dry and weedy.

I did the walk anticlockwise, and the second half of the walk was better as there were more views of the reservoir. There are some unmarked turnoffs about halfway through that you need to keep left on, otherwise you will venture into the nearby National Park.

David on Sep, 2020

Did the track anti-clockwise

Jorssy on 10 Aug, 2020

A nice walk. Remember to stop along the way to listen to the birds.

Jenny Wilson on 8 Aug, 2020

Going to give this track a go tomorrow

Ended up here today was a good walk, but lacked good signage and would prefer a more higher degree of difficulty and suggestions, we have done Flinders Peak and really enjoyed that

Kat on 4 Jul, 2020

Did this one clock-wise. Took me an 1:15 to complete. I really liked this track, plenty to keep you interested all the way around.

Robert on 8 Jun, 2020

Lovely!! I followed advice of previous commenters and went anti clockwise. First half undulating but ok, second half track is wider and water views!! Good shorter walk that gets your heart pumping.

renaeb on 30 May, 2020

did this one yesterday anti clockwise....enjoyable walk,, not difficult..narrow track in places with good views of the dam..

Greg Brady on 22 May, 2020

We did this one anti-clockwise starting at about 4pm. The steeper sections are fine for most people to manage in dry weather, as long as you take it slow if you're nervous walking up or down slopes. A nice length to allow you to catch up on news with a friend.

Dvette on 3 May, 2020

Completed the walk this morning. Certainly not a busy track like most others in the Brisbane area. I was the only one in the carpark and didn't see a soul during the entire walk. The river is currently flooded and you will need to cross at the start using the bridge about 100 metres to the North. Then follow the track around the face of the dam past the temporary closure sign. The track was quite unkempt and I appeared to be the only person to walk it today and probably in the last few days. There were hundreds of spider webs across the track, tip - get someone else to walk in front!
When you get to the fork with the wild pigs sign, keep right. Other than that, it's quite an easy walk but will get your heart pumping. I completed it in about 80 minutes without pushing very fast.

Tom on 6 Mar, 2020

Really enjoyable walk. Went after rains, rained twice during my trek. Went anti-clockwise, first half the walk is little to no views but the track itself is really pretty. Second half the scrub opens up and the views are worth the walk. Got lost at the T Junction where “Beware Feral Pigs” sign is located. Take the track to the right, on that almost immediately theres a fork, go left. If you end up walking through thick, high, dead, branchy scrub youve gone too far. After going left, you should soon come to a creek (dry) crossing, shortly after you should spot an old horse plow that has been left to fall apart (Will be on your left). If you find that & youre continuing on a track large enough for 4WD - youre going the right way. Shortly after the plows theres another fork, take the left (walking track) and not the continued multi use, larger track. The rest is easy 👍🏼

Shaun on 17 Jan, 2020

Went with the family this morning- young kids under the age of 13- took us around 1 3/4 hours including a few water breaks.. nice walk with undulating hills but jeez its dry...

Ozzie J on 6 Oct, 2019

I did the walk with my two kids, 5 years old and 9 years old.

Natasha on 15 Sep, 2019

Great walk through forest around the reservoir, took just over an hour.

Dean on 16 Aug, 2019

This was a lovely walk. Nice length, enough hills to get the heart started and great views of the dam at the beginning and end. We did take a wrong turn and head up a very steep fire trail for a while walking anticlockwise but corrected after less than a km.

Bobbe on 11 Aug, 2019

Walked anticlockwise. Steep in parts at beginning.

Jude on 25 Jul, 2019

Great walk, a few good inclines to get the heart pumping! Unfortunately we did get lost twice as there’s not a lot of signage at some points but did get back to the correct track fairly quickly. Looked liked the track had been recently cleared and tidied.
Lots of whip birds and bellbirds singing the whole time, just lovely!
Would definitely do it again!

Nads on 8 Jun, 2019


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