Brisbane Walks

Brisbane is a great place to get to know on foot. 

Brisbane’s inner city area has maintained charming historic buildings, kilometres of river side and bay side tracks, urban villages, lush parklands and gardens,  plus unique wildlife habitats and bushland areas close to the CBD.  There’s always a new area to explore.

The Brisbane walking guide – Brisbane’s Best Bush, Bay and City Walks has 33 walks.  Inside you’ll find full colour photos, step-by-step descriptions of the paths, detailed maps and extra information on the animals, plants, environment and history of the areas.

Here are 33 walks in Brisbane that are detailed (along with maps) in the book


Treasury Building Small

Treasury Building

  •  South Bank to Dockside
    – walk past Kangaroo Point and under the Story Bridge
  • Goodwill Bridge to New Farm
    – follows the river all the way
  • Roma Street Parkland
    – inner city oasis with garden rooms ranging from desert habitats to rainforest
  • West End to Victoria Bridge
    – river and city views
  • History on the Streets
    – Brisbane’s architecture dates from the convict-built Commissariat Store completed in 1829
  • Story Bridge to New Farm
    – walk over the Story Bridge from Kangaroo Point, turn right and follow the river
  • New Farm and Teneriffe
    – explore the river and historic Wool Stores
  • Art in the CBD
    – explore city streets full of art
  • City Botanic Gardens
    – a favourite picnic spot with river views


Fishing Boats on Cabbage Tree Creek small

Cabbage Tree Creek

  •  Enoggera Creek
    – follows the creek and ends with a visit to a city farm
  • Raven Street Reserve
    – learn more about local flora and fauna at the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre
  • Tinchi Tamba Wetlands
    – boardwalks take you over delicate habitats
  • Boondall Wetlands
    – visit a hide to see birds that have travelled from Siberia and Canada


Karawatha Lagoon

Karawatha Lagoon

  •  Toohey Forest
    – look out for huge goannas and ancient grass trees
  • Karawatha Forest
    – see birds and turtles in the lagoons
  • Fairfield to University of Queensland
    – follow the river at Fairfield and cross the Eleanor Schonell bridge
  • Daisy Hill Conservation Park
    – visit the free Koala Centre after your walk


Hawthorne Ferry Terminal

Hawthorne Ferry Terminal

  •  Brisbane Koala Bushlands 
    – good path for strollers with picnic shelters at the end
  • Hawthorne and Bulimba
    – after your walk, enjoy a snack or catch a film on Oxford Street
  • Gateway Bridge and River Views
    – see the new bridge being built and watch ships pass under
  • Seven Hills Reserve
    – you’ll feel like you’re out in the bush
  • Whites Hill Reserve
    – an easy bushwalk with a playground and picnic area at the end
  • Norman Park to Stone Corner
    – follow Norman Creek and check out the flying foxes
  • Minnippi Parklands
    – great for little kids on bikes and they’ll love the water birds


Toowong to City

Brisbane River

  •  Toowong to City
    – check the progress on the two new bridges across the Brisbane River
  • Mt Coot-tha and Simpson Falls
    – wilderness right on Brisbane’s doorstep
  • Brisbane Forest Park
    – the Walk-About Creek Wildlife Centre at Park Headquarters is great for kids
  • Seventeen Mile Rocks
    – walk along the river and visit the suburb’s huge park
  • Paddington
    – great city views and plenty of cafes


Sandgate Path

Sandgate Path

  •  Manly to Wynnum
    – end this walk with a cool-down in the wading pool or fish and chips on the jetty
  • Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk
    – teaming with animal life
  • Shorncliffe to Brighton
    – expansive views, cooling breezes and great picnic spots
  • Redcliffe – Woody Point to Scarborough
    – start with Pelican feeding then enjoy the coastal views