Brisbane Walk #2: Kangaroo Point

Story Bridge

  • Distance: 6.2 km/8857 steps
  • Time: 70 minutes
  • Suitability: Great walk for visitors to Brisbane with the route along the river taking in the Botanical gardens and the Story Bridge.  Perfect for wheels with pathways all designed to be shared between pedestrians and cyclists.

The walk starts the same place as Brisbane walk #1; at the top end of the Botanical gardens on the corner of Alice street and Edward street.

Again, start by walking down the nice and shady pathway by the river and follow it as it goes around the corner and onto the Goodwill Bridge. Turn left at the other end and simply follow the pathway along the river towards Kangaroo Point.  Some of it is on boardwalks and separated from the cycleway.  Admire the views of the city across the river and enjoy the serenity of what feels like a quiet bushwalk right in the middle of the city. Look for the pelicans made of scrap metal!  After you have passed the Riverlife Activity Centre and the boardwalk ends, turn right up Thornton street (there’s a sign saying Story Bridge 150m).  The Story Bridge is the largest cantilever bridge in Australia and you can climb it by participating in an organised tour.  Sadly it is also a notorious suicide spot.  Walk over the bridge and you will reach the suburb of Fortitude Valley on the other side. Turn right and walk down the hill and you’ll see the entrance to the river pathway through a blue arch. Now you can walk along the riverfront on boardwalk all the way down to the Botanical Gardens.  There are numerous restaurants and cafes along here so perfect for a well-deserved rest after your walk!

Please see link below for a map of the walking route. Map of Kangaroo Point walk