Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit Hike

Home > Brisbane > Cafes | Family | National Parks | Nature | Walks
by Cris (subscribe)
I am an Organiser of the Group Hiking South East Qld and More on Meetup. Visit the website at https://www.meetup.com/HikingInSEQLDandMore/ is free to join all the activities posted on the hiking group.
Published June 15th 2021
A walk with nature around Enoggera Lake
Enoggera Reservoir Circuit is a great hike around Enoggera Lake. The trail is mostly in the bush and the opportunity for a swim afterwards makes this hike suitable for all seasons. Enoggera Reservoir Circuit is an excellent walk in Brisbane's backyard, Brisbane forest park D'Aguilar National Park.

The hike is about 11.3 km loop, allow about 3 hours; elevation gain is about 332 metres. The trail is relatively hilly but with enough breaks between the climbs. You need some fitness to enjoy the hike. The trail intersects a few other trails, just keep the lake on your left side at all times.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry,
The Group Hiking South East Qld and More having a break on the Enoggera Reservoir Trail. Photo by Author.


The trail gets tackled anticlockwise. The starting point is near the shore of the lake at the small front beach.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
The beach in front of the lake. Start the walk here anticlockwise. Photo by Author.


Please obey all signage on the trail, including give way rules. Hikers and mountain bike riders give way to horse riders and mountain bikes give way to hikers.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
Flowers along the Enoggera Reservoir trail. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
Lake Enoggera. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
Keep the lake on your left at all times. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
The Lake allows many recreational activities like swimming, canoeing and paddleboarding. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
The Group Hiking South East Qld and More. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
An aspect of the trail. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
The Group Hiking South East Qld and More having a break at the creek. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
Enoggera Creek going into the Lake. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
Flowers along the trail. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
The trail is almost all the time under the canopy of the trees. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
An aspect of the trail. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
Nearby the wall of the dam. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More,
Depending on the seasons there are different trees in bloom. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam,
The beautiful flowers of the Jacaranda tree. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi,
Fungi along the trail. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi,
Especially after a rain it is easy to spot different fungi along the trail. Photo by Author.


The Information Centre at Walk About Creek has maps and information about the area and of the D'Aguilar National Park.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, wildlife, Black cockatoo,
Black cockatoo. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, Wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam, Turtles, Waterlilies,
Turtles are quite common at Enoggera Reservoir. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, Wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam, Turtles, Waterlilies,
Sometimes goanna can be seen on the prowl for food. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, Wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam, Turtles, Waterlilies,
In summer the lake becomes a display of water lilies. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi,
The wall of Enoggera Dam. Photo by Author.


Enoggera Dam was constructed in 1866 to meet the needs of water in Brisbane. It was the first major dam built in Queensland and the second dam built in Australia.

Today is one of the few remaining intact and functioning old dams. Enoggera Dam is heritage-listed.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, Wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam, Turtles, Waterlilies,
Dam construction ca. 1864. Photo from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoggera_Dam#/media/File:StateLibQld_1_104352_Workers_constructing_the_Enoggera_Reservoir,_Brisbane,_ca._1864.jpg


Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, Wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam, Turtles, Waterlilies,
A hand-coloured postcard showing picnickers around the turn of the 20th century. Photo from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoggera_Dam#/media/File:StateLibQld_1_106020_Picnic_at_Enoggera_Reservoir,_Brisbane.jpg



Directions

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre
60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir QLD 4520
Phone: (07) 3164 3600

What to bring

Hiking gear: a hiking medium backpack, long trousers and shirt with long sleeve, light raincoat, hiking ankle supportive boots, first aid kit, insect repellent (it works for leeches - give preference to cream or roll-on that are more environmentally friendly than the spray), sunscreen, gloves, walking poles - if you like to use them, and socks protectors or gaiters.

Consider packing some extra clothes and leave them in the car. Pack some clean footwear and socks.

For this hike consider carrying a map or download a good app on your smartphone that can help you to navigate in the bush.

Bring a medium day backpack with lots of water, especially if it's a hot day, 3.0 litres of water and snacks. During summer, you can bring electrolytes to dissolve in water to compensate for the loss through perspiration.

You may consider packing sandwiches, fresh fruit, dry fruit, energy bars and small meals.

Walk with family, friends or in a group. Never alone!

The days prior to the hike make sure to check:

Weather Website www.bom.gov.au
Map https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/walkabout-creek-discovery-centre
Road Conditions https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

After the hike, there are more options for more fun. Enoggera Reservoir is good for swimming, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. There are also trails suitable for mountain bikes. You can bring your own canoe or paddleboard or it can be rent at the lake.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, Wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam, Turtles, Waterlilies,
The calm water of Enoggera Reservoir is ideal for canoeing


When it is time for refreshment, Walk About Creek Cafe has a new awesome covered outdoor area.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry, Group Hiking South East Qld and More, Wildlife, Black cockatoo, Fungi, Enoggera Dam, Turtles, Waterlilies,
The new outdoor covered area at Walk About Creek Cafe has a huge sitting area, ideal for groups. Photo by Author.



Otherwise, drive to The Gap to Walton's Pantry, 25 Glen Affric Street The Gap, QLD, Australia 4061.

Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, Enoggera Reservoir Hike, D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, Walkabout Creek Café, Walton's Pantry,
Walton's Pantry has many choices to satisfy your hunger. Photo from www.facebook.com/waltonspantrythegap/photos/1700720100073342



Reference

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/walkabout-creek-discovery-centre
www.seqwater.com.au/things-to-do/bush-walking/walking-trails-enoggera
www.walkaboutcreek.com.au
www.facebook.com/waltonspantrythegap
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoggera_Dam



More articles by the Author

Gold Creek Reservoir Hike
www.weekendnotes.com/hiking-gold-creek-reservoir/191314/

Somerset Trail at Mount Mee
www.weekendnotes.com/somerset-trail-mount-mee/191360

Greenes Falls Hike, D'Aguilar National Park
www.weekendnotes.com/greenes-falls-circuit-mount-glorious/191522

Cypress Grove Circuit, D'Aguilar National Park
www.weekendnotes.com/cypress-grove-circuit-daguilar-national-park

Cafe in the Mountains, Mount Nebo
www.weekendnotes.com/cafe-in-the-mountains-mount-nebo

Piccabeen Circuit, D'Aguilar National Park, Mount Mee Section
www.weekendnotes.com/piccabeen-circuit-daguilar-national-park

Thylogale Walking Trail, Mount Nebo
www.weekendnotes.com/thylogale-track

Five Walks Near Brisbane Under 5 Kilometres
www.weekendnotes.com/six-walks-near-brisbane-under-5-kilometres

Walkabout Creek Café, Enoggera Reservoir
www.weekendnotes.com/walkabout-creek-wildlife-centre

Augie's Loop Hike D'Aguilar National Park
www.weekendnotes.com/augies-loop-daguilar-national-park/
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  31
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Phone: (07) 3164 3600
Where: 60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir QLD 4520
Your Comment
That is a nice loop
by izqui (score: 0|8) 218 days ago
Featured
Related
by Roz Glazebrook on 27/07/2017
by Roy Chambers on 23/05/2014
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions