Best Things To Do In The Gap

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 green 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, a cool vintage bar and al fresco eateries, this leafy suburb has become a popular suburb for families and nature lovers alike. Here's 11 of the best places to eat and drink and things to do in The Gap:

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

Blind Tiger

One of the funkiest suburban bars in Brisbane, this vintage-inspired venue features  luxurious leather lounges, animal murals and retro paraphernalia such as antique telephones, stuffed parrots and miniature boats... more

Walkabout Creek Cafe

Set high in the trees within Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre, it is possible to drink your coffee, eat breakfast and watch the resident wombat at the same time....more

Bean and Gone Espresso

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

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

Little Hoi An Vietnamese Restaurant

Little Hoi An Vietnamese

With a push bike adorning one wall as well as silk lanterns, colourful cushions and bamboo hat decorations ,this unassuming little cafe brings all of the fresh traditional flavours of Vietnam to The Gap Village.... more

The Lodge

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's Pantry

Walton's Pantry

Walton's Pantry is a spacious and peaceful family and dog friendly cafe where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch overlooking The Gap's Walton Bridge Reserve... 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.... more

Walkabout Creek Walks

Two beautiful bush walks originate at the Walkabout Creek Information Centre and car park – the shorter a wet eucalypt forest circuit and the other hemming the shores of historic Enoggera Reservoir... more

By Lucy Hordern

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