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Best Things To Do In the gap

Enoggera Dam

The early settlers followed dirt tracks along Waterworks Road in order to reach Fish Creek for a picnic. Today The Gap is a large sprawling suburb with plenty of parks, playgrounds, bike tracks and clear waterways to explore. With Mt Coot-tha on one side and Mt Nebo on the other, The Gap has become a popular region for families and nature lovers alike.

Enoggera Dam

The Gap has its very own beach sitting on the edge of Enoggera Reservoir, where swimming and kayaks are welcome. Walkers may stretch their legs along The Araucaria Track, followed by a swim among the lily pads...more

Green Tree Frog Cafe

Seating on deck outside the Green Tree Frog Cafe

Set high in the trees within Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre, it is possible to drink your coffee and watch the resident wombat at the same time. It is best to combine a visit to the Green Tree Frog Cafe with a visit to the wildlife centre and maybe have a swim afterwards at Enoggera Reservoir...more

Bean and Gone Espresso

Bean & Gone Espresso Bar The Gap

Tucked away just off Waterworks Road, this espresso bar serves excellent coffee. Sit beneath the amazing mural while you enjoy a quiet brunch or lunch. Just look out for the black picket fence...more

The Gap Farmers Markets

The Gap Farmers’ Market The Gap

Meet real farmers and local providores at this colorful outdoor market, located within the grounds of Hilder Road State School. The Gap Farmers Market is a great place to enjoy Sunday breakfast while you buy the fruit and veg for the week - or perhaps some authentic Parisienne Crepes, Woodfire Pizza or Turkish Pide might take your fancy?..more

Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre

Set among the trees on the edge of Brisbane Forest Park, Walkabout Creek is a wildlife centre and park headquarters rolled into one. They have park rangers on site and plenty of native wildlife to watch, pat and even feed...more


Chopit The Gap

Located within The Gap Markets at The Gap Shopping Village, Choppit is a fresh salad bar with plenty of great food to eat in or take away. The Market itself is a must visit – a foodie’s emporium of gourmet goodies, bread and pantry items with excellent in-house deli and fresh fruit and veges...more

The Lodge

Homemade cake on plate in The Lodge Cafe The Gap

This health conscious vegetarian cafe suits the outdoor vibe of The Gap. The colorful menu includes a delicious range of burgers, wraps, smoothies, fresh juices and teas...more

The Gap Tavern

Located in the old quarry overlooking Taylor Range, this child friendly venue is a great spot for parents to enjoy their meal while the kids run around the playground. The outdoor verandah is often filled with diners enjoying the cool evening air...more

Walton Bridge Reserve

Duck swimming in a creek

This green leafy oasis is located under and around historic Walton Bridge (circa 1900), with a playground, BBQ and picnic facilities, war memorial and walk and cycle paths that pass along bushy creek beds and under the bridge to open green spaces and another playground on the other side.

by Lucy Hordern