The weather forecasters are predicting a warm weekend with 30 degrees for Saturday. So if you’d like to take a walk in Brisbane, head for the bay where the breezes off the ocean usually make it cooler.
Manly to Wynnum
The walk from Manly to Wynnum along the bay side path is very popular. It’s an easy 4.5km one way from Manly Boat Harbour to the Wynnum Jetty. If you need to cool down at the end of your walk, have a paddle in the Wynnum Wading Pool which has been a favourite with children since it opened in 1933. I love doing this walk in the late afternoon, finishing with a take-away fish and chips dinner on the jetty or nearby picnic tables.
Brisbanites have been visiting this coastal area in the north of the city since the 1800s to escape the heat of summer. If you start at Baxters Jetty opposite Allpass Parade and keep the bay on your right, you’ll get great views along Shorncliffe Parade. A little further on, the track drops down to Bramble Bay at Moora Park. You’ll find a great adventure playground here, and there are plenty of picnic shelters further on. Further along the waterside track is the Sandgate Swimming Pool.