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Why this Hike
Hike the perimeter of Gold Creek reservoir through scrub and forest seeing the wildlife and wildflowers the area has to offer. Steep inclines and small streams throughout.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the Gold Creek Road Carpark, this hike is only about 30 minutes from Brisbane. The Gold Creek Reservoir in Brookfield is a lovely 5.5km circuit walk around the reservoir through forest and scrub, with small streams, lantana & dense bush in parts and wildlife such as finches and noisy minors. It is challenging in parts, especially at the beginning for the forest 2kms or so. Very beautiful hike but bring good shoes as it's very slippery in the wet in the muddy trails. Turn right at the amenities, go up the gravel hill past the old water station, then turn left so that the reservoir is on your right to the trail entrance.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.
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