Evening Walks


City Lights from South Bank

During the steamy Brisbane summer, it can be just too hot to walk during the day. If you’re an early bird, a walk just as the sun is rising is a great way beat the heat.  At this time of year, the sun rises at around 5:30am.  See the current sunrise time at Our Brisbane

Being more of an owl than an early bird, I love a stroll after dinner and one of my favourite walks is along the river at South Bank. It’s a popular spot and you’ll find lots of other people talking a walk. The lights of Brisbane’s CBD create colourful patterns on the river. South Bank also has free, lagoon style swimming pools along with a sandy beach and these are open right through the evening.  For an after-walk treat, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby.


About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of www.brisbaneandbeyond.com.au www.photocompetitions.com.au
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3 Responses to Evening Walks

  1. Paul Donovan says:

    Hi – I found some books on the Borders web site here – http://www.borders.com.au/search/brisbane/mediatype/all/ – thought this might help.

  2. Brian says:

    I have been looking for maps of walks but this web site doesn’t seem to have detail about how to get to them.

    • australianwriter says:

      Hi Brian – Unfortunately I can’t put any of the 33 maps from my walking book on this site (map copyright is not owned by me). However, there are two sites where you will find maps of walks by Brisbane residents and new walks/runs are being added all of the time. Try: http://www.mapmywalk.com or http://www.stepwhere.com.

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