Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre
Drop into Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre to plan a day of activities here, in D’Aguilar National Park or beyond.
Come face-to-face with incredible wildlife, including the estuarine crocodiles, common wombat and platypus, at the Wildlife Centre. Be thrilled at the daily ranger-led feeding presentations and Wildlife Discovery Shows (on weekends and school holidays only).
Experience the wonders of the bush riding your bike around the reservoir, or for more of a challenge, feel the rush of racing along a pump track and conquering rock gardens at the Mountain Bike Skills Course.
If you're after something a little more peaceful, head out for a bushwalk on the Araucaria track.
Keen to get wet? Glide your paddle craft across the water or take a refreshing dip in Enoggera Reservoir. Drop a line to catch some fish, but only outside the designated swimming and paddle-craft area.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is the gateway to Queensland's national parks, 12km from Brisbane's city centre.
Access roads are all sealed and accessible by 2WD.
- From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8).
- Turn left into the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre at 60 Mount Nebo Road.
- If travelling by public transport, take the 385 bus from the city to The Gap Park and Ride, then walk 600m along Waterworks Road.
- You can park at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and at the 'park and ride' car park near the 385 bus stop.
- During peak times on weekends and during school holidays it can be difficult to get a park at the centre.
Fuel and supplies
The Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
When to visit
- Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre (including the Information Centre and Wildlife Centre) is open from 9am to 4.15pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day.
- The Discovery Centre is open from 1.30pm on ANZAC Day.
- For reservoir opening hours please check Seqwater.
- 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
Discovery Centre (including the Information Centre and Enoggera Reservoir)
Admission is free.
Effective 1 July 2019
- adults $7.85
- concession $5.35
- children (4 to 17 years inclusive) $3.75
- family pass $19.90 (a family pass includes two adults and two children).
Please phone (07) 3164 3600 for information about tour, group and school concessions.
Wildlife Discovery Show
- adults $15
- concession $12
- children (4 to 17 years inclusive) $10
- family pass $35 (a family pass includes two adults and two children).
- 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.
Domestic animals are not allowed here.
Staying in touch
Mobile phone coverage
Generally available. Check with your service provider for more information.
- 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.
- Open fires are not allowed.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Treated water is available at the Information Centre.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
- Cyclists riding downhill must give way to cyclists riding uphill.
- Read mountain bike and cycle with care for tips on riding safety and riding with care.
Boating and fishing
- The swimming area at Enoggera Reservoir is not patrolled and you enter the water at your own risk.
- Actively supervise children.
- Swim in the designated swimming area that is marked by the large, yellow buoys.
- Alcohol is not allowed.
- Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.