Brisbane Walks


By: Rose O’Brien

Brisbane has gorgeous suburbs full of frangipanis and fig trees, magnificent old houses on the hilltops, cute ones on the slopes below, and lush creek-side walkways. In the steepest suburbs, stairways and lanes cascade down hillsides to the gullies below.

Upstream from the Goodwill Bridge past 1 William St under construction

Walk past interesting old buildings, quaint corner shops, hilltops with views to the river and the CBD, places of worship of every shape, size and denomination. See houses built in colonial times, modernist gems, eighties brick and breeze block, and contemporary masterpieces. Walk through bushland rich with wildflowers, koalas and birds.

There are many well-known walks to enjoy in Brisbane, especially along riverside pathways: Toowong to the CBD, West End to Southbank, the CBD to New Farm and Newstead. The walks described here are through suburban areas. They begin and end at public transport: bus, train or ferry. Each takes approximately two hours to complete.

Only cross roads where it’s safe.

Toohey Forest-Tarragindi-Greenslopes

Buranda to City Walk: Churches of old Woolloongabba

Oxley Loop: Oxley Station to Rocks Riverside Park and back

Eight Mile Plains to Upper Mt Gravatt

Holland Park to Garden City via Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve

Yerongpilly to Indooroopilly

Seven Hills: A walk through Ancient Rome in Brisbane

Griffith Uni Mt Gravatt to Salisbury Station

Coorparoo Gullies

West Ithaca Creek to Herston


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