Brisbane River Walk

Brisbane City Council Local Walks

This is my taken pathway: Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Riverwalk, Kangaroo Point on a sunny hot day! It took me 1.5h equivalent to 10k & 11,000 steps

Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted

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The originator of this walk left us very little details as to where the walk started and what route it followed (we have editted it to start at New Farm). We believe that it incorporated a number of the walking/cycle paths along the Brisbane River.

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Kangaroo Point-Burke Park-Story Bridge-Wilsons Lookout-HSW-Riverside-Botanical Garden-Goodwill Bridge-Kangaroo Point.
The options are endless. Can't wait to walk the new Green Bridge.

Wanderlust on 3 Oct, 2022

A nice walk through the heart of the city by a semi to serious walker but you do feel intimidated and in danger given the very high number of cyclist and scooter riders sharing the path and traveling at very fast speeds. A number of near misses and brushes with the bike riders and jostled by the steady stream of runners and joggers. Not something I would rate as "risk free" or a particularly "pleasant" walk but one that will blow out some cob webs and let you appreciate the more remote walks.
Wear high vis and take your spidey sensors.

Gordon/Susan on 14 Aug, 2022

We started at the Kurilpa Bridge walked through South Bank then through the gardens, past Eagle Street Pier and across the river walk to New Farm. Lovely walk.

Bobbe on 7 Jul, 2019

Part of the walk along the river through the gardens is cut off at the moment. There is a detour along the road making the walk a little longer.

Ian and Sue on 21 Jun, 2019

2nd day running doing this walk for endurance training.

Ian and Sue on 25 May, 2019

This is one of our regular walks. Our Route actually starts at Newstead Ave near Newstead House. We follow the river as far as the walking track goes, then head to the road and walk parallel with the river along Skyring Tce for one block before turning left to return to the river. The path follows the river all the way to New Farm Park. To this point we have walked 3km so you could start here. After crossing the park take Oxlade Dve which is the road running parallel with the river. Turn left at the Myrthyr Bowls Club and follow the path as far as it goes once again. At the end (Sydney St Ferry terminal) take the road and then turn left onto Griffith St. at the end turn left and this takes you onto the river walk - a boardwalk/bike way into The Howard Smith Wharfs. Walk through here and the path takes you further along the river through Eagle St Pier and the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. You will then come to the Goodwill Bridge - a pedestrian bridge across the river. Cross the bridge and over the other side are the Southbank Parklands. We usually stop here and have something to eat before walking back via the same route. One way is about 10km. However the roughy shown seems to go back on the other side of the river past the bottom of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and cross back over the Story Bridge. However you need to take the steps up to the road before you get all the way to the point under the bridge. On the other side there are lifts or stairs that take you back down to the Howard Smith Wharfs. This is a fantastic walk that we enjoy finishing in the evening. I hope these directions are helpful.

Ian and Sue on 24 May, 2019


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