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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of D'Aguilar National Park and hope that you enjoy and respect this special place.

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At D’Aguilar National Park there is something for everyone. We have horse trails, some wicked mountain bike single trails and there are even some great four-wheel driving and dirt bike riding opportunities in the Mount Mee section. The back country camp sites are my favourite, you can only access them by foot but the trek is worth it. A visit to this park is truly a special and remote experience, and its so close to Brisbane!

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Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (flush) No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
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Walking No walking
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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
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Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring
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Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

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Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
No barbecues
No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring

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Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
No barbecues
No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring
World Heritage Area
Encounter native animals, enjoy a walk or bike ride, and splash out in the water at this one-stop nature-play zone.
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See feathered, furred and scaled animals in the Wildlife Discovery Show.
See feathered, furred and scaled animals on a Wild Encounter. Lyle Radford © Queensland Government
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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.

Road conditions

Parking

  • 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

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

The Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

When to visit

Opening hours

  • 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.

Wildlife Centre

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).

Prices for the show include admission to the Wildlife Centre.

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

Generally available. Check with your service provider for more information.

Wi-Fi

A QldParks-Wifi hotspot is available at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.

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.

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed.

Rubbish

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

Drinking water

  • Treated water is available at the Information Centre.

Walking

Cycling

Boating and fishing

  • The Enoggera Reservoir is open to non-motorised paddle craft only.
  • You can fish in the reservoir but only outside of the designated swimming and paddle craft area. For more information, visit Seqwater.
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Around water

  • 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.
Last updated: 09 September 2019
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