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Tarragindi Reservoir

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published September 3rd 2016
Sick of the Same Old Bushwalks?
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Eddy is ready to embark on a new bushwalking adventure!


If you're looking for a nice, quiet and shady area with a unique twist for a relaxed stroll, you've found the right place. Tarragindi is just 6km south of Brisbane's CBD, and is home to approximately 10,000 people.

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Surrounded by beautiful trees.


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Trees left right and centre.


According to Queensland's Department of Natural Resources and Mines, the area that we now call Tarragindi was originally known as Sandy Creek, but in the 1890s, Samuel Grimes, an early settler, had a house that was called Tarragindi, which means "camp on the hill". True to this meaning of Tarragindi, I found that the streets in this suburb were very hilly, in the best possible way.

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Several flights of stairs leading to a nice view of Tarragindi's hilly streets.


The flights of stairs also lead to more of the mechanics that are used to manage the water in this area, although of course, I don't know the technical terms for them! Eddy was very intrigued by the noises that was coming from it, and did not want to stand too close - hence why he is sitting quite far away in the photo.

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Can anyone tell us what this is?


The stairs were good exercise, and were very manageable both up and down because there weren't many of them. It also wasn't very steep, unlike, for example, the stairs at Kangaroo Point. It makes for a nice change from walking on flat land around the water works site!

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Owners and dogs that exercise together, stay together?


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We're in sync!


The name Tarragindi Reservoir is a bit misleading, because there's no water here! Or at least, no water that is visible to the human eye - this is because Tarragindi Reservoir is essentially used by Queensland Urban Utilities as a site to manage the water in this area. However, I think this is a great thing - it is such a unique place because of it. Plus, I actually think the site looks great, it sort of reminds of a short lighthouse!

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Does anyone else see the lighthouse resemblance?


Tarragindi Reservoir is located amidst residential houses, flanked by beautiful flora and fauna. Unfortunately, I do not have any photos as I was the designated driver on that particular day, but it would be a beautiful place to continue the walk when you're ready for a change of scenery - Autumn Street looked especially appealing to me. Please be careful when walking (and driving) though - the roads leading to the reservoir are quite narrow, with lots of parked cars on the side, meaning that cars sometimes have to go into the opposite lane to continue on.

The road directly surrounding the reservoir is a one way road - there are heaps of cute handwritten signs to help remind you, so don't worry about ever forgetting! There does not seem to be a designated parking area, but there are plenty of grassy areas at which you can leave your car without being in the way of other visitors.

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The road directly surrounding the reservoir is a one way road.


The entrance to the reservoir is quite easy to miss - I missed it despite having the GPS on! This is because the sign has been partially covered by growing trees. However, if you miss it and continue straight, you will come to a cul-de-sac in which you can easily make a U-turn and arrive safely at your destination.

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Tarragi eservoir?


This is a great place for a stroll when it is a hot sunny day - Eddy and I will be back if we ever feel like a walk but it is way too hot for a pug. We will also be checking out the surrounding streets the next time we come too. Happy bushwalking guys, from Eddy and I!
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When: Daytime
Where: 131 Shaftesbury Street, Tarragindi QLD 4121
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Never seen this one before though I live closer (Calamvale)..such a nice place to have a visit one day...Many tanks for sharing with very unusual place this time...
by pushpa (score: 1|40) 1191 days ago
Eddy is cav well traveled little dog and a great excuse to go exploring parks.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7511) 1188 days ago
Thanks Jane for finding such a wonderful bushwalking place for me as I always want to go for a walk. Hope to meet you and Eddy there...haha
by lokyl (score: 2|408) 1150 days ago
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