March 16, 2017

Walking like a local

There is nothing like a walk around the River City! Lavish in Brisbane’s sunny weather and discover like a local. To help you on your explorations we have put together a few of our favourites:   

Brisbane Riverwalk

Walk down from Mercure Brisbane to the North Quay CityCat terminal. Jump onto the iconic CityCat and enjoy as the catamaran winds its way along the Brisbane River.  Make your exit at the New Farm CityCat Terminal, arriving in the leafy and trendy suburb of New Farm home to one of Brisbane’s best walks, the Brisbane Riverwalk. It is popular amongst the local pedestrians and cyclists featuring uninterrupted views of East Brisbane and the Story Bridge.

Kangaroo Point

With stunning views of the Brisbane City skyline, there is no better way to start your walk then atop the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Perfect for all ages; make your way down the stairs to the river path past adventurer’s abseiling the cliffs.

Slaughter Falls

JC Slaughter Falls at the base of Mt Coot-tha is a beautiful bushy gorge complete perfect for picnics and barbeques.  Two tracks originate here the Aboriginal Art Trail and the Summit Track.

The Aboriginal Art Trail an easy hike of 20 minutes featuring tree carvings, rock paintings and etchings, rock arrangements and a dance pit. Follow this path up to a timber platform which in the wet season is home to the impressive Slaughter Falls. If you would prefer a hike, the Summit track winds up towards to the top of Mt Coot-tha look out. Here you will discover an epic panoramic view of Brisbane.

Paddington Walk

Start your walk at the iconic Suncorp Stadium, formerly Lang Park. Nestled next to the stadium is the Christ Church which has stood on this site since 1873, which helped to serve Brisbane’s free settlers community. Take the walkway up past Hale Street up into hilly Paddington, this suburb is quintessential Brisbane with its tin and timber Queenslander homes. Enjoy the hustle of this suburb walking past the numerous cafes, galleries and boutiques. This suburb is also home to much of Brisbane’s heritage, with the landmark Government House, picture theatres, a monastery as well as 19th century halls.