Gold Creek Reservoir Circuit

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
45 min to 1 h 15 min

5 km
circuit

↑ 229 m
↓ -229 m

Moderate track
Starting from Gold Creek Reservoir Carpark at the end of Gold Creek Road, Brookfield, this circuit walk pivots around the reservoir via the Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track, visiting multiple viewpoints along the way. Built in 1885 to support Enoggera Dam, Gold Creek Dam actually has the world's first concrete stepped spillway. You’ll get a good view of the dam/spillway near the start, along with the opportunity to view it from the foreshore with a tiny detour. Don’t forget to take in the scenery and observe the colourful butterflies when you’re there. Other than that, the track is nicely shaded and a regular trail run destination for many. Expect to see and hear plenty of bird species throughout the journey. The track may be overgrown in parts. Keep an eye out for snakes, and bring an insect repellent to save you from the mozzies(Australian slang for mosquitoes). Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.4628572,152.8833739)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Freeway, M5
  • Turn on to then drive for 265 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 105 m
  • Turn right onto Moggill Road, 33 and drive for another 2.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Brookfield Road and drive for another 3.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Gold Creek Road and drive for another 5.8 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Gold Creek Reservoir Carpark(near Gold Creek Dam), head towards the signposted gate along the gravel path. Head over the little stile next to the gate. When you come to the fork, veer left and pass by the green directional signpost(to your right). Pass by the nursery to your right and turn left shortly after crossing Gold Creek to continue along Gold Creek Reservoir Circuit(clockwise). This direction of travel is better signposted.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the gate at the start.
At the intersection of Gold Creek Road & Gold Creek Boundary Break continue straight, to head along Gold Creek Boundary Break.
After another 110 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 60 m pass the picnic table (25 m on your left).
After another 130 m turn left, to head along Gold Creek Boundary Break.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track & Gold Creek Boundary Break) turn sharp right, to head along Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track (a walking track).
After another 950 m pass the sign (7 m on your right).
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 40 m pass the sign (7 m on your left).
After another 120 m turn right.
After another 890 m turn right.
After another 35 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track & Black Cockatoo Track) continue straight, to head along Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track.
After another 35 m turn right, to head along Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track.
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This tiny side trip takes you to a viewpoint at the foreshore of Gold Creek Reservoir. You can get a better view of the dam from here, and maybe enjoy a picnic by the water. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.7 km continue straight, to head along Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track.
After another 65 m turn sharp left, to head along Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track.
After another 20 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your right).
After another 90 m veer right, to head along Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track.
After another 55 m head up the 4 steps (about 4 m long)
After another 110 m pass the sign (on your right).
At the intersection of Gold Creek Boundary Break & Gold Creek Reservoir Walking Track turn left.
After another 25 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Gold Creek Road.
After another 80 m come to the end.
A sign.

This tiny side trip takes you to a viewpoint at the foreshore of Gold Creek Reservoir. You can get a better view of the dam from here, and maybe enjoy a picnic by the water.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 25 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Gold Creek Reservoir Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 4.8 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
4.8 km[toilet]
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