Speaking about Sustainable Tourism in Australia – Queensland is home of more than 200 national parks and today I would like to mention just one of them: the Aguilar Range National Park. Here is the general map
After a week of hard work in the office in Brisbane who needs a breath of air can explore several interesting places, many of which are just a short journey from the city centre.
Choose Walkabout Creek as a destination among various other alternative is simple, especially for those who are recently in Australia and want to know it a little bit more.
Features of the destination: 12km from Brisbane, accessible by public transport, departure point of 2 short and simple walks and last but not least home of The South East Queensland Wildlife Centre.
If you want only visit the centre please remember that it is open daily (except during certain public holidays, when unspecified) from 9.00 to 16.15.
The entrance fee is $ 6 for adults, $ 4.50 for students and $ 3.20 for children. It allows you to access different areas: aviary, small Aquarius and the park. The fee allows attending events such as tours guided by rangers, encounters with animals and children’s activities (such as helping the rangers in their work of feeding the animals).
The South East Queensland is a hotspot of biodiversity and the “South East Queensland Wildlife Centre” showcases some examples of ‘incredible wildlife of this region.
The centre is home to various reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and mammals. The animals that you can meet and know are all decidedly exotic, especially for overseas people, but one of the most elusive and fascinating even for Australians is definitely the platypus. Also, the “Common wombat” is part of the families of native animals, but rarely seen wild. The structure also houses nocturnal animals in habitat suited to their needs and a small aviary where you can walk.
The wildlife centre offers the opportunity for visitors to see some of the amazing animals of this region closely, and let people go back home with a new understanding of their role in conservation.
Would you like to walk? It is possible to choose or combine 2 walks
– Corymbia circuit
1,5 km in total; time: 45 minutes
Starting at the visitor centre the track winds down through a eucalyptus forest and climbs back to the visitor centre. Be careful, the path is pretty steep in some points.
– Araucaria track
5km in total; time: 2 h
This circuit starts at the visitor centre and goes along the shoreline of Enoggera Reservoir, before going back around one of the peninsulas of the tank. There are excellent opportunities for bird watching, especially early in the morning.
I have seen many small species of animals walking only half-track (I stopped before the ring part of the route due to the excessive heat of the middle of the day) such as turtles and loons.
Walkabout Creek is located at 60 Mount Nebo Road, in The Gap, 12 km from the centre of Brisbane. The Bus 385 from the city (Rome st station) stops right outside the entrance.
To get more info please follow the link.