(Brisbane City to New Farm)
The Brisbane Riverwalk is one of Brisbane’s absolute must do’s – a water highway for pedestrians and cyclists jutting out along the most scenic tract of Brisbane river between New Farm to the Howard Street Wharves and on to the Brisbane CBD.
This permanent fixture was built to replace Brisbane’s first floating Riverwalk – a visionary yet doomed project that was all but swept away in the 2011 floods, when it was shown to be no match for the might of a swollen raging Brisbane river.
The 870m long Riverwalk is happily segregated into dedicated roadways for cyclists and pedestrians so neither can intrude on other’s turf, with cyclists enjoying a 3.5m path and a comfortable 2.5m one for pedestrians.
Entry from the New Farm end is at Riverview Court (river end tip of Merthyr Road) and the Riverwalk ends at the historic Howard Smith Wharves to connect with the riverside boardwalk to Brisbane’s CBD.
Need to know: Except for the odd rest shelter along the way (with seating), there is no shade along the walk so it’s recommended to be taken earlier or later in the day and in summer first thing in the morning or at dusk.
Tip: Take the river cat from Brisbane’s CBD (Riverside City Cat terminal) to New Farm’s Sydney St terminal then turn left onto Griffith St and walk the block to Riverview Court/Merthyr Road and take the Riverwalk back to the CBD.
Top-Rated Tourist Attractions Close To Our Apartments in Brisbane
An Hour Away….
The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s famed for its long sandy beaches, great surfing, entertainment, events and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World, Paradise Country and Wet’n’Wild to name a few. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.