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Treks & Activities Event

Join us on a Tour of the old inner dams of Brisbane – the city’s early water supplies before the Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams

Time and Place: Departs Enoggera bus station at 8.00 am. Please arrive by 7.45.  Please note that a later departure of 8.30 am was originally posted.

NOTE:  NOT Eagle Junction!!!

The bus station is located immediately adjacent to the Enoggera rail station (Ferny Grove line), and is connected to it by a pedestrian overbridge.  BCC buses service the bus station.

Off-street parking is available at the station (enter from Glenalva Terrace), while on-street parking is available in Glenalva Terrace and surrounds.

Gold Creek Reservoir water intake

The tour visits the following:

1.      Enoggera Dam
2.      Gold Creek Dam
3.      Lake Manchester
4.      Mt Crosby Weir and
5.      Mt Crosby Westbank Water Treatment Plant - SEQ water (1.30 pm)

    BYO Morning tea – at Gold Creek Dam – bring your own.

    BYO Lunch - Picnic lunch at Lake Manchester – bring your own.

    Return to Enoggera Station about 3.30–4.00 pm.

    Cost - Members $50 and non- members $60

    28 registrants MAXIMUM.  Register and pay by Wednesday 8 May 2024

    Participants please note - the outing involves about three hours of bus travel.

    At each stop, there is the opportunity for walking short distances to various points of interest.  In particular, there will be the opportunity to walk to the top of Gold Creek Dam – a steep climb!

    Toilets are available at each of the stops.

    At the Water Treatment Plant (courtesy SEQwater):

    • Mobility: Tour group members will be required to walk up and down stairs and sustain an hour of walking around site. 
    • PPE:  Full length pants and sleeves, closed in flat shoes.

    Also, please, bring sun safe clothing, hat and sunscreen.  Also water and camera as well as picnic lunch and morning tea makings.

    Ralph Carlisle (Event Coordinator)

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