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Araucaria track

© Jen Bartlett

Araucaria track

Walking No Walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping

Legend

Walking No walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping
World Heritage Area

Walk beneath giant hoop pines, go birdwatching then finish with a refreshing swim on this peaceful walk along Enoggera Reservoir.

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Walk along the shores of the Enoggera Reservoir.
Walk along the shores of the Enoggera Reservoir. © Jen Bartlett
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Park DAguilar
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Starting at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, this walk winds along the forested shores of picturesque Enoggera Reservoir, before looping back around one of the reservoir's peninsulas.

Weave through open eucalypt forest peppered with hoop pines, keeping an eye out for forest kingfishers, Pacific bazas, bellbirds and rose robins darting through the branches. Take time to admire the intricate pardolotes’ nest holes dug into the hillsides along the track.

Bring your bathers and plunge into a delightful swimming area at the walk’s end. Energetic visitors can grab a paddle and enjoy canoeing across the reservoir’s glassy water, past resident turtles and waterbirds.

At a glance

Distance: 5km return (start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path).
Time suggested: Allow 2hrs walking time.
Grade:
Journey type: Walk

Getting there and getting around

The Araucaria track leaves from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, 12km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access is via sealed roads accessible by 2WD.

Road conditions

Parking

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available at The Gap and throughout Brisbane.

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

Araucaria track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Climate and weather

The mountain tops and forest flats of the D'Aguilar Range may experience cooler temperatures and more rainfall than Brisbane city, which enjoys a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range in Brisbane city is 22–30°C in summer and 12–22°C in winter.

Permits and fees

Organised events

  • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

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.

  • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.

Rubbish

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

Drinking water

Walking

  • The best time to walk the Araucaria track is when it's cool, either in the early morning or late afternoon.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.

Around water

  • Never dive or jump into water as it may be shallow or have submerged hazards.
  • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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