The Cliffs Boardwalk

Brisbane City Council Local Walks

The area between the cliff face and the river, called The Cliffs Boardwalk, has been beautifully landscaped with walkways, including a boardwalk through the mangroves, barbecues, picnic areas and gardens.

Scattered along the walk are colourful artworks that were originally commissioned for the riverside promenade at World Expo 88 at nearby Southbank.

Picnic Facilities
Wheelchair Accessibility
Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

The start of walk is accessible from cnr Dock St & Little Dock St, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD.


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Kangaroo point has great view

Penny on 2022

Nice walk, beautiful scenery. Went along the top, then the bottom track. You can make it a fairly decent walk, going from Captain Burke Park all the way to South Bank.

NatureFan77 on 3 Feb, 2021

Watch the climbers, beware the of the cyclists, join the picnic lovers.

Wanderlust on 29 May, 2020

Heaps of people out on their afternoon jog today! A little congested in some places but everybody kept moving so it's all good. So much for social distancing hey 🤫

Rasy B on 1 Apr, 2020

We started at the Botanic gardens walked alongside the river pass Eagles St all way to Storey Bridge. Across the Storey Bridge then again alongside the river. Pass the cliffs and Maritime museum to South Bank. There we rewarded ourselves with a nice meal. Then to Victoria Bridge and cross the river to Queens Street mall and bakc to our starting point at the botanic gardens.

Wessel Appel on 14 Dec, 2019

Very easy, do it most days

Leah on 21 Jan, 2019

I participated in the River Run fun run which includes this boardwalk section as part of a 5km stretch of the Brisbane River which the runners loop back and forth on. I'm no flash runner but it sure is made easier when you have the beautiful river city views to distract you from the sweat and pain!

Dvette on 24 Jul, 2017

We walked this path on the return trip of a walk from Newstead House to Southbank which is another walk that we do regularly and highly recommend. That return walk is about 20km. We did the boardwalk in the evening which gave us a beautiful view of the city lights. Just lovely!

Ian and Sue on 14 May, 2017

This is a lovely way to experience the Brisbane River with beautiful city views

Bobbe on Dec, 2016

You don't have to travel far from the city for this one. Beautiful river views, a nice place for a stroll or bike ride.

rob.bushman on 10 Aug, 2016

Very nice view of the city

BushwalkerBro on Sometime...

Very nice view of the city

BushwalkerBro on Sometime...

Very nice view of the city

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