Category Archives: Walks

Great places to go walking in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast

Mt Coot-tha Walk

Welcome to guest blogger Julie……..  On a cloudy and (dare I say it, coming from Melbourne!) wintry day in Brisbane, am up visiting friends over the school holidays, one of whom is Dianne McLay, the author of Brisbane’s Best Bush, Bay … Continue reading

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Brisbane City Laneways

Melbourne is known for its inner city laneways and alleys. I love exploring the quirky shops and cosy cafes and bars you find in these secret side streets. Until recently, some of Brisbane’s alleys and lanes have been neglected spaces – often a … Continue reading

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New Gateway Bridge

We joined an estimated 170,000 people to create the first traffic jam on the new Gateway Bridge on Sunday 16 May 2010.  We had intended to walk right across, but arrived just as the official opening ceremony started, which resulted … Continue reading

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Walk from Regatta Hotel to City

I recently re-walked the Toowong (Regatta Hotel) to City route from my book, Brisbane’s Best Bush, Bay and City Walks.  There have been a few changes along the path including two new bridges and improvements to the riverside pathway.   The first … Continue reading

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Snakes in Brisbane

  I was reaching out to open the lid on my compost bin this morning and my hand stopped just 30 cm from this snake.  After leaping back about two metres I realised that with all the rain we’ve had, this … Continue reading

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Brisbane Weather

Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate makes it a great place for walking all year round. Winter is the best time to visit the bush areas that are right on the city’s doorstep. In summer, Brisbane’s weather can change very quickly.  One moment … Continue reading

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Evening Walks

  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 … Continue reading

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