Gold Creek Reservoir

South East Queensland
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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
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
166m
Maximum Elevation
225m
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.

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

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

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

http://www.weekendnotes.com/hiking-gold-creek-reservoir/

Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland (ISBN 9780646946092) p98

Comments

Lots of up and down, mostly shaded, crossing gullies. Abundant bird life, 2 big goannas spotted. I would suggest a couple of additional signposts would be helpful, as I took the wrong direction and ended up on the horse trail road, not even sure where I was. I took the circuit clockwise . Carpark was quite full when I finished walking at 11a.m.

Rhonda on 17 Oct, 2021

Great walk - followed others’ advice and completed it anti-clockwise and found that two hours was a pretty accurate time for completion. As others have noted, it is easy to get lost at the T-Junction with the ‘Beware Feral Pigs’ sign. Even having read the comments, we almost made a wrong turn at this junction. The sign is handwritten and higher up in a tree than we had anticipated, please bare that in mind! Beautiful spots to stop for a picnic along the reservoir in the second leg of the walk when completed anticlockwise

Alani on 2 Oct, 2021

Great walk, not too hard, some bits are steep but if you start heading off right in the anti-clockwise direction around the track then you get the steeper climbs first rather then at the end.
Nice cosy views. Mostly shaded along the track. Views of the different forrest types in the one walk and views of the reservoir.

Lsmit83 on 19 Sep, 2021

So many birds to see and hear! Pale faced rosellas, Willy wag tails, whip birds, eastern yellow Robin, kookaburras, cockatoos, magpies, Grey Heron, cormorants and many more.

I went counter clockwise and got a bit lost the first half but backtracked and found my way.

Nadine on 13 Jul, 2021

Nice walk. well signposted for most of the way if going clockwise, some nice spots to sit and enjoy the view. Only one confusing section around 1 k from the end, but not an issue if looking for footprints and keeping an eye on the water.

Aidopotatobake on 3 May, 2021

We travelled counter clockwise which worked out well to get the largest altitude change done first. Definitely pay attention to the track signs as we overshot our turns in a few places and had to backtrack. Lovely mix of bell and whip birds. Variety of butterflies and other insects. Wet and dry sclerophyll forest. We picnicked halfway at the top of the dam. Rock skipping fun by the water for the kids. Peaceful views over the reservoir on the return loop.

Family Blunt on 26 Apr, 2021

We travelled counter clockwise which worked out well to get the largest altitude change done first. Definitely pay attention to the track signs as we overshot our turns in a few places and had to backtrack. Lovely mix of bell and whip birds. Variety of butterflies and other insects. Wet and dry sclerophyll forest. We picnicked halfway at the top of the dam. Rock skipping fun by the water for the kids. Peaceful views over the reservoir on the return loop.

Family Blunt on 26 Apr, 2021

Nice walk, nice Bush, awesome company and plenty of whip bird song , see a beautiful green and black lace monitor maybe 3ft very healthy looking.
There are a couple of junction options/ short cuts that could be better signed.
Lovely walk and water was flowing down the dam walls .

JC on 2 Apr, 2021

Was a nice walk. Medium level but some of the hills were quite steep and coming downhill could be tricky after rain. Lots of birds around, interesting insects, dead python and fungi that resembled white orchids. Bring plenty of water!

Jenni.H on 2 Apr, 2021

Nice little walk. I was expecting fire trails, but it was more like goat tracks - very narrow and quite overgrown in some parts. Fun!

Simon Hazelgrove on 27 Feb, 2021

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

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