Clear sunny skies and trails from the riverside to the bush… Brisbane is made for warming winter walks.
Brisbane City Council is committed to creating more to see and do and with so much on offer, there are so many places to keep you moving in the lead up to The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane.
Join a Heart Foundation Walking group with more than 150 walks available, walk at your own pace and choose from slow, medium and fast walks. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, see more of Brisbane’s famous parklands and get rewarded for reaching milestones. Find Heart Foundation Walking groups in your local area or get a free Personal Walking Plan in two minutes and be healthier and happier in six weeks.
Walk on the wild side through Brisbane’s 16 largest bushland reserves. Stephens Mountain Reserve, Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve and Eildon Hill Reserve have upgraded trails and stunning scenery.
Climb to new heights at the newly refurbished lookout at Milne Hill Reserve in Chermside West and take in the uninterrupted views of the city skyline. Or, if you’re keeping in step with your four-legged friend, Keperra Bushland Reserve is a dog-friendly oasis with a scenic lookout at the top.
Ramble the riverbank along the new-look Cultural Centre Riverwalk between Victoria Bridge and Kurilpa Bridge. Continue to South Bank or hop on a CityCat to Gardens Point to meander among the mangroves.
Walk and learn on a free tour of the City Botanic Gardens. Brisbane Greeters and Council’s environment centres also offer informative guided walks including Parks and Barks (a dog-friendly guided walk) at Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre or the family-friendly, two kilometre, all-abilities adventure walk at Boondall Wetlands.
A heel to history
Brisbane is home to 17 suburban walking trails that celebrate our city’s rich history. From Breakfast Creek to Bretts Wharf and Hamilton, or Kangaroo Point’s Natural History Trail you’ll reach your steps goal in record time and walk away with a handful of historical facts about Brisbane.
Take art in your stride
Through laneways and up staircases to pillars and bridges, Brisbane’s street art and murals make for an inspiring reason for a walk through the CBD, Red Hill, Taringa and other suburbs near you. Prefer to stroll after dark? Let the lightboxes of our Outdoor Gallery guide and light your way.
For these and other great walks to take throughout Brisbane visit brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘walking’.
Tips for top walking
To get the most out of your walks:
- plan your route and pack lightly
- let someone know where you’re going and how long you’ll be
- prepare for the weather by wearing suitable warm, light clothing in winter and cool, comfortable clothes in summer
- wear comfortable walking shoes
- walk at your own pace
- stay sun safe by slipping on a long-sleeved shirt, slopping on sunscreen, slapping on a wide brimmed hat, seeking shade where you can and sliding on sunglasses.
- stay hydrated, especially during warm weather, and bring a water bottle that you can easily fill up along the way
- record your distance on your phone or pedometer as motivation.