Conservation education programs have resumed at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, where a new and improved education room has opened inside the Enoggera Reservoir site near The Gap.
With a theme revolving around the D’Aguilar National Park habitat, the new site features lifelike, trees, rocks, and grasses, plus stunning, floor-to-ceiling images around the walls.
The refurbishment of the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is part of a $300,000 state government investment which upgraded the wildlife and visitor centre into a unique space where children could closely interact with some animals and gain firsthand knowledge about their habitat, life cycles and conservation needs.
The improvements also include new enclosures for wombats and echidnas.
“The new echidna enclosure is the perfect home for Rocko, enabling Walkabout Creek to exhibit this iconic species, which hasn’t been done before at this location,” said Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon.
“Billy the wombat is enjoying his new surroundings which have been expanded and provide more practical elements such as structures, water, tunnels, and air-conditioning.”
“Billy, Rocko and Dash the emu will all be on hand to welcome visitors and help pass on some helpful tips so we can protect our iconic native species.”
The Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is located on the edge of D’Aguilar National Park, a 36,400-hectare park with eucalyptus forest that stretches from The Gap to Lake Wivenhoe.