5 Brisbane walking tracks that will leave you in awe

Brisbane walking tracks

Brisbane is famous for its natural beauty. Our city is full of parks, gardens, walkways and bicycle pathways. And, our subtropical climate makes Brisbane perfect for people to enjoy the outdoors. There’s so much to explore that both holidaymakers and local trail enthusiasts alike wander about to witness Brisbane’s beauty.

Today, I will list 5 Brisbane walking tracks which showcase the best of our inner city. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, these walking tracks offer a lot to explore. So, make sure to visit one or all of them!

1. Holman Street to Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Nobody can claim to have witnessed the best of Brisbane, unless they have visited the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Kangaroo Point lies right next to the Brisbane River and the cliffs offer majestic views of Brisbane CBD.

You can take the walking track from Holman Street Ferry and walk your way up to the cliffs. This walking track includes 1.6km of flat walking along the riverside before you hit the Kangaroo Point Stairs. After that, you’ll need to climb up some stairs to reach the top of the cliffs. Don’t worry – it’s an easy climb and the glorious views from atop the cliffs makes it well worth it!

This walking track is a must-visit for any of our guests staying at Bridgewater Terraces. Holman Street is located just 400m away from our holiday apartments. So, if you’re in the mood for a short walk, you don’t need to go far at all.

2. Kangaroo Point City Walk

Kangaroo Point

Riverside at Kangaroo Point

The Kangaroo Point City Walk is a highly varied walking track in Brisbane. This 5km long walking track offers picturesque views of river parks, old quarries, botanic gardens, mangrove boardwalks and bridges. There’s also a strip of eateries and bars along the way, so you can always choose to stop for some refreshments.

This walking track is also largely flat, except for a few stairs leading up and down from the Story Bridge. It is a fairly easy walking track and is suitable for people of all ages.

The Kangaroo Point City Walk walking track is located right next to our holiday apartments. So, if you’re staying with us and you’d like to go on a long walk, choose this walking circuit over other Brisbane walking tracks.

3. Art and the River Public Art Trail

Brisbane’s Art and the River Public Art Trail meanders along Brisbane River and Kangaroo Point boardwalk. It is a gorgeous 2.4km long trail which is fairly flat (except for a short section) and is suitable for everyone.

This walking track consists of 3 sections. The first section starts at Maritime Museum at Kangaroo Point Boardwalk and ends at the Riverlife Adventure Centre. The second section starts at the Riverlife Adventure Centre and extends to Thornton Street ferry terminal. The third section includes a climb to the top of the cliffs at Kangaroo Point Park.

4. Brisbane River Run

The Brisbane River Run is a fun filled walking track which is suitable for jogging or walking on. It links inner parts of South Bank Parklands, Botanic Gardens and Roma Street and consists of three different running or walking courses – designed for casual walkers and marathon runners both. The courses are colour coded, so you can simply choose which course to take and walk/run through.

You’ll witness the beauty of the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and Goodwill Bridge on this walking track.

5. New Farm to Tenerife

New Farm Brisbane

The New Farm to Tenerife track is a leafy riverside trail which spans almost 6km. It meanders along New Farm Park, the Powerhouse and Cutters Landing before making way to Tenerife.

There are plenty of amazing sights along this walkway. With parklands, exotic fig trees, gardens and markets, this walking trail certainly offers a lot. And, this walking trail is completely flat – making it ideal for children and even for pets!


Brisbane’s natural beauty is best experienced on foot. The city boasts of a number of walking tracks which allow you to witness the best of Brisbane’s inner-city beauty. Some Brisbane walking tracks that you must visit include Holman Street to Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point City Walk, Art and the River public Art Trail, Brisbane River Run and New Farm to Tenerife. 

All of these Brisbane walking tracks are within easy reach from our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces. Our holiday apartments offer you affordable and comfortable accommodation and we’re the perfect base for your walking/jogging escape.

Take a look at our self-contained holiday apartments and make a booking with us today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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