Enoggera Reservoir Big Circuit

7 h 30 min to 12 h
3 h 30 min to 6 h

23.9 km
circuit

↑ 978 m
↓ -978 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park near Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, The Gap, this walk takes you on a circuit around the Enoggera Reservoir mostly via the Nebo Road Break, Hell Hole Break and South Boundary Road tracks. A great challenge that’s going to reward you with peculiar views of nature, refreshing creek crossings and a swimming pool at the end. Many people use this track to test their trail running skills, but it can also be experienced as a nice and slow full-day hike. Notice the interchanging scenery and vegetation as you go through different sections of the track. The picturesque reservoir features a swimmable area marked with buoys, and is home to different bird species and turtles. It is also famous amongst kayakers and canoeists. Start early in the morning, and take plenty of water and snacks. Keep in mind that the site closes at 17:30 from May to August, and 18:30 from September to April. Look out for snakes. 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 (-27.4411187,152.9266451)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Jubilee Terrace, 5
  • Turn on to Waterworks Road, 31 then drive for 7.1 km
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 150 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 1 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of the northern car park of Walkabout Creek Reserve(70 metres north of the discovery centre), head towards the gate along the concrete path, moving away from the discovery centre. Turn left before the gate and join the walking track, then pass by the car park to your left as you head towards the reservoir. At the 5-way intersection near the foreshore, continue straight/veer right to continue along Enoggera Reservoir Big Circuit(counterclockwise). This is the recommended direction of travel.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 85 m back from the start).
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the cafe (85 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 105 m veer right.
After another 540 m continue straight, to head along First Gate Track / Jeep Break.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Nebo Road Break & First Gate Track / Jeep Break) turn left, to head along Nebo Road Break.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Duck Creek Track & Nebo Road Break) continue straight, to head along Nebo Road Break.
After another 740 m continue straight, to head along Nebo Road Break.
After another 310 m (at the intersection of Holmans Break & Nebo Road Break) continue straight, to head along Nebo Road Break.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Centre Road & Nebo Road Break) continue straight, to head along Centre Road.
After another 10 m turn sharp right.
After another 130 m veer right, to head along Nebo Road Break.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Hell Hole Break & Nebo Road Break) continue straight, to head along Hell Hole Break.
The starting point of an alternate route. This alternate route visits the McAfees Lookout where you can get better views of the hinterland. To take the alternate route turn right here. Details below.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 235 m continue straight, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 1.2 km veer left, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 225 m continue straight, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 110 m turn left, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Hell Hole Break & Long Range Walking Track) turn right, to head along Hell Hole Break.
After another 980 m (at the intersection of South Boundary Road & Hell Hole Break) turn left, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of South Boundary Road & Black Cockatoo Track) continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 630 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Gold Creek Road & South Boundary Road) continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 720 m continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 175 m (at the intersection of South Boundary Road & Holmans Break) continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 400 m (at the intersection of South Boundary Road & 69 Track) continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 270 m continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 1 km continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of South Boundary Road & Death Adder Trail) continue straight, to head along South Boundary Road.
After another 500 m turn sharp left.
After another 890 m turn left, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 430 m (at the intersection of Reservoir Track & McDonalds Loop) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 340 m continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Reservoir Track & McDonalds Loop) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 510 m cross the ford.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Reservoir Track & Long Range Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 270 m (at the intersection of Reservoir Track & Duck Creek Track) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 580 m continue straight.
After another 500 m continue straight.
After another 225 m continue straight.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 600 m continue straight.
After another 1.3 km continue straight.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to a car park.
The end.

This alternate route visits the McAfees Lookout where you can get better views of the hinterland.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 100 m come to the "McAfees Lookout" (9 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 50 m veer left.
Then head up the very steep (20% ~ 11.3°) incline
After another 115 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
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Enoggera Reservoir Big Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 23.9 km
Time 7 h 30 min to 12 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -84 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-84 m[toilet]
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