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Published November 19th 2019
Wildlife Centre and Freshwater Swimming
Located within the D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek is a family-friendly destination with wildlife encounters, freshwater swimming and a picture-perfect cafe among the trees.
Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is home to an array of freshwater creatures and native wildlife. Visitors can stroll past various enclosures housing snakes, lizards, turtles, fish and even a crocodile. The highlight of the centre, however, is the resident platypus. A little seating nook provides the opportunity to relax and watch the platypus frolic in the water.
A large outdoor enclosure features boardwalk-style paths, a walking path and a wide viewing platform overlooking the reservoir. An emu, wombat, wallaby and several kangaroos can roam freely, with a designated "resting spot" to escape the human visitors.
Visit the [LINK=https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/daguilar/walkabout-creek.htmlwebsite[/LINK] for opening hours and general entry fees. Wildlife Discovery Shows and school holiday activities are provided at an additional cost.
Above the wildlife centre is a cafe set within the treetops. Tables and chairs are spread across an open deck area and under the verandahs. The surrounding trees are frequented by birds in search of food rewards. Feeding the birds is not prohibited but they bravely swoop into the are to collect crumbs from the floor.
A short bush walk leads to a roped swimming enclosure within the Enoggera reservoir. This section has beach style entry with sandy flooring. Outside of the ropes, watercraft activities can be enjoyed. During the weekends and school holidays, paddle boards and kayaks can be hired from an onsite company.