Immersive Education Room Opens at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre Near The Gap

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.

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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.

Enjoy Father’s Day Breakfast or Lunch at the Walkabout Creek this September

Celebrating Father’s Day on the 1st of September at the Walkabout Creek in The Gap can be pretty special and remarkable. Your dad will love nothing more than to have a relaxing meal with the whole family amidst the lush surrounds of the D’Aguilar National Park. 

Apart from enjoying the food with family members, however, a Father’s Day celebration at the Walkabout Creek can be filled with heaps of outdoor activities focused on dad. You can go cycling, swimming, paddling and exploring, or simply play games on the grounds before or after you have your meals. 

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Father’s Day Breakfast

Start your day with dad at this year’s Father’s Day preparations at the Walkabout Creek at 8:00 a.m. for the first breakfast session, while a second breakfast session will follow at 10:00 a.m. 

Both schedules will feature the following breakfast menu:

Bacon RashersPork chipolatas
Scrambled eggs (V, GF)Mini golden hash browns (V)
Frittata (GF, V)Roasted tomatoes with garlic and rosemary (V, GF)
Honey Yoghurt with berry compote and muesli (V)Pancakes with maple syrup
Danish pastries and croissants (V)Sweet mini muffins (V)
Fresh fruit platters (V, GF, DF)A selection of bread with assorted condiments (GF options available) 

All breakfast meals are served with a selection of teas, freshly brewed coffee and premium juice.

After having breakfast, take dad strolling near the beautiful Enoggera Reservoir or the bush to burn those calories. Or, if everyone’s up for it, you can spend the rest of the morning swimming and cooling off at the designated areas. 

Father’s Day Lunch

Lunch, on the other hand, will be ready by 12:00 noon so you can head to the park earlier to bike or other fun outdoor activities to stretch those muscles and joints. When you’re famished, you can have a satisfying lunch with dad at the Walkabout Creek.

This year’s Father’s Day lunch special includes the following dishes: 

Beef Burger with a side of friesChicken Caesar burger with a side of fries
Seafood Basket with lemon and tartare sauceGrilled chicken salad with avocado, radish and black sesame dressing
Pan-fried Barramundi fillet with garden salad and fresh lemon wedgesPesto, fetta and cherry tomato frittata w garden salad

Guests may also choose from a selection of assorted sandwiches and Turkish dishes. Just ask for the menu from the waitstaff. 

Booking is required for Father’s Day breakfast or lunch at the Walkabout Creek. Phone 07 3300 2558 for more information. 

The Gap’s Walkabout Creek Sets Its Easter 2019 School Holiday Programs

Would you like your kids to experience the wonders of nature this Easter school holidays at The Gap? Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre has some amazing programs lined up for children of all ages.

Wildlife at Night

Experience the Wildlife Centre at night. Park rangers will take visitors in the bushlands after dark to hear the sounds and spot the sights. The night ends with some star gazing.
12 April 2019

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For ages 6+

Kids require an adult companion

$15 per person

$50 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children)
Wildlife Discovery Show

Get a chance to be up close and personal with the animals. Park Rangers will guide visitors, as well as share interesting anecdotes about the residents of the Wildlife Centre.


6 April to 25 April 2019

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. &
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
For the whole family

$15 adult

$10 child

$35 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children)

Prior booking is required to join these activities.

The Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre holds different school holiday programs every quarter. The reserve on Mount Nebo Road, however, is always open to visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except on ANZAC Day and Christmas.

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This Cafe in Walkabout Creek is A Mini Tropical Escape

The Walkabout Creek in The Gap is the ultimate getaway for adventure-seekers. It gives locals an opportunity to explore the wildlife; go on a mountain bike trail, kayak, and paddle. But more than the fun activities, it also allows everyone to unwind.  

Whereas many locals come here for the thrill, a lot of people drop by the Walkabout Creek to simply reconnect with nature. And what’s better than enjoying breakfast or lunch whilst surrounded by the lush greenery? A view of the Mt Nebo landscape awaits you at the Walkabout Creek Cafe.

The Walkabout Creek Cafe is nestled at the Discovery Centre in D’Aguilar National Park, a 36,000-hectare park northwest of Brisbane. It’s just 12-kilometre from the Brisbane CBD, so it’s one of the places to go to when you’re longing for a short escape from the city.

The cafe offers a range of breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea items and a range of drinks including beer and wine. It’s a nice spot to meet up with friends or bring the kids after a beautiful bush walk.

Apart from their All Day Menu and beverages, they also offer a Picnic Hamper which is packed in a hamper box and perfect for a picnic down at the reservoir. They have a kiddie version of this picnic hamper, consisting of ham and cheese sandwich, a bag of popcorn, Chocolate mud cake, and apple or orange juice.

Walkabout Creek Cafe opens 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekends. For more information about the cafe, check out their website or follow them on Facebook.

The Walkabout Creek, The Gap Presents 2019 Wedding Showcase

Registrations for Walkabout Creek’s 2019 Wedding Showcase are now open. This Saturday, 16th of February, industry experts will be on-hand to help attendees plan their perfect wedding.

Grab this once-in-lifetime chance to meet photographers, stylists, and other experts such as Beautiful Weddings and Events, Invitation Designs by Eliza, Event Letters, Bella Brides – Hair & Makeup, G+M Event Group, When Freddie Met Lily, Cake My Day By Jo, Leaann Baylis, Natasha Lewis – Celebrant, and In The Booth.

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Couples will be given chance to take a look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at Walkabout Creek’s stunning wedding reception rooms and ceremony areas.

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Take the opportunity to stroll and discover the serene beauty of the grounds overlooking the Enoggera Reservoir. Complimentary beverages are available on arrival and you can also sample a range of great tasting canapes.

Also, inspection of Lakeside Lawn are available on request.  This multi-purpose outdoor space is ideal for open-air events, up to 400 guests, such as corporate functions, private celebrations, and weddings.

About Walkabout Creek

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Originally opened in 1988 as a wildlife Expo and tea house, The Walkabout Creek facility expanded with function rooms added in the mid-90s. Today, Cuisine on Cue, one of the popular caterers in Brisbane, manages and operates Walkabout Creek Cafe, and the Walkabout Creek Weddings, Conference and Functions centre.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the experts. Register now for free.

The Wedding Showcase happens 16 February from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Walkabout Creek, Mt Nebo Road.

The Gap’s Walkabout Creek Remains Standing Despite Controversies In the Past Years, New Developments Still Possible

Originally just a wildlife Expo and a tea house in 1988, the Walkabout Creek in The Gap has expanded to provide better recreational facilities to visitors. Now, the centre is an ideal place to go to see and experience the native wildlife of Australia and other activities that would keep one moving.

In 2014, the centre encountered a bump in the road when a lesser number of visitors was recorded and the structure and facilities started to noticeably deteriorate.

The facilities that were added to the centre such as a cafe, function rooms for events such as weddings, and a conference centre, seemed to have also made people confused as to what the area is all about.

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Supposedly, the centre should actively promote the world’s most varied and interesting fauna, including, of course, sightings of the platypus in their natural habitat, something that people don’t get to see every day. Instead, the rich cultural features of the place remain overshadowed by the active promotion of outdoor activities and the venues located within the centre.

That very same year, there was a rumour about the government turning the centre into a theme park, which was quickly denied through a statement released by the government. The government then released a budget of $2.5 million so that Stage One work can be set in motion.

Today, the canoe launch facilities are available for use, along with new bike tracks for kids and adults, additional car parkings, activity trails, and additional picnic areas. The government also plans to build a zip line or rope courses, but only if they get a partner to fund it with them.

The Walkabout Creek today has endured the test of time and its additional facilities along with its nocturnal displays of Queensland’s fauna just proves that the centre will continue to live on.