Gold Creek Reservoir is located in Upper Brookfield in Brisbaneâ€™s western suburbs. It is a hidden gem with a great trail close to the city.
The dam is Queensland's second oldest, constructed in 1886 to supplement Enoggera Dam. It was extensively refurbished in 2005 and is the worldâ€™s first un-reinforced concrete stepped spillway. The lake is quite small with a catchment area of just 10.5km2 and holds 801 megalitres of water at full supply.The bushland surrounding Gold Creek is part of the D'Aguilar National Park and contains plants and wildlife of regional biodiversity significance including many bird species such as Whip Birds, Bell Birds and the beautiful Azure Kingfisher.
We will be following the track in a clockwise direction and while it can be fairly narrow and quite steep at times, the spectacular lake views are quite something. As we walk we will pass through tall eucalypt forests with thickets of rainforest plants in the more protected gullies.
When we return to our start point we will set up a picnic table and have a well earn cuppa and something sweet (supplied).As the walk finishes close to lunch time why not bring your lunch and stay on in the beautiful picnic area.
● Beautiful views of the dam
● Over 200 species of birds including Azure Kingfishers
● Beautiful walk close to Brisbane
● Plants and wildlife of regional biodiversity significance
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Photo's of your day
- Hat, sunscreen
- Water to suit the day (Min 2L recommended)
- Snacks and lunch if staying on
- Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
- Hiking poles if you enjoy using them
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