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Easy Walk in the City to Holman Street

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by Cris (subscribe)
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Published September 1st 2021
Enjoy a walk, dinner and a free ferry ride
It is amazing how many walks you can do in Brisbane City, discovering what the city has to offer. You can do this walk in any season and at any time of the day. Try to avoid the peak of the heat on summer days. In the evening, Brisbane is very suggestive and with interesting places where to have dinner after the walk.

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South Bank. Photo by Author.


Start the walk at the iconic Wheel of Brisbane and walk in Southbank. If you like, you can stop to check out Epicurious, a diverse edible garden run by volunteers.

Epicurious is in the heart of Southbank with sunflowers standing tall and different fruit trees. Epicurious is made of a series of edible landscapes with vegetables, plants, flowers and herbs. Discover what fresh produce looks, feel sand smells like.

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Beautiful flowers, water and blueberry bushes at Epicurious. Photos by Author.


Only volunteers are allowed to harvest the garden products. The volunteers are in the garden from 7 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On these days, you can take the plants and the herbs from the cart that has been collected by the volunteers.

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The construction of the new bridge connecting South Bank with the new casino. Photo by Author.


Holman Street, Holman Street ferry terminal, south Bank, Sunset, Bbq, Story Bridge, Epicurious, Edible landscape, Edible gardens, Volunteers, Story Bridge, Story Bridge Hotel, Dinner, Food and Drinks, Captain cook Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Maritime Museum, Cliff Boardwalk, Christopher Trotter, Mechanical Pelicans, Bridge, Casino, Barge,
South Bank ferry terminal on the first lights of the evening.. Photo by Author.


Holman Street, Holman Street ferry terminal, south Bank, Sunset, Bbq, Story Bridge, Epicurious, Edible landscape, Edible gardens, Volunteers, Story Bridge, Story Bridge Hotel, Dinner, Food and Drinks, Captain cook Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Maritime Museum, Cliff Boardwalk, Christopher Trotter, Mechanical Pelicans, Bridge, Casino, Barge,
The Goodwill Bridge and the Maritime Museum. Photo by Author.



Keep walking toward the Maritime Museum and the Goodwill Bridge and continue walking on the Cliff Boardwalk. Just before the Captain Cook Bridge, on a pillar near the shore of the Brisbane River, there are the Biomechanical Pelicans by the Artist Christopher Trotter.

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Biomechanical Pelicans by Christopher Trotter. Photo by Author.


The pelicans contrast beautifully with the surrounding silhouetting in the darkness of the evening. The birds are made of recycled metallic materials. The artist wanted to express, through the sculpture, the importance of the environment and to remember when the water was clean and healthy.

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One of the Blue Xinja sculpture. This one is located on a rock near the shore of the Brisbane River. Photo by Author.


Blue Art Xinja is a local street artist known for the installation of the famous blue sculptures in Brisbane and beyond. The sculptures are recognisable; striking blue figures in the urban landscape. The sculptures can be found everywhere in Brisbane, even in the most strange and unsuspected places.

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Lights of the City. Photo by Author.


Keep walking on the Cliff Boardwalk and about 250 metres from the Captain Cook Bridge, there is a set of stairs. Take the stairs to reach the top and you can walk along River Terrace. Here there are fantastic views over the city and it is the perfect place to view awesome sunsets.

Holman Street, Holman Street ferry terminal, south Bank, Sunset, Bbq, Story Bridge, Epicurious, Edible landscape, Edible gardens, Volunteers, Story Bridge, Story Bridge Hotel, Dinner, Food and Drinks, Captain cook Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Maritime Museum, Cliff Boardwalk, Christopher Trotter, Mechanical Pelicans, Bridge, Casino, Barge, Blu Art Xinja, Group
Photo by Author.


Holman Street, Holman Street ferry terminal, south Bank, Sunset, Bbq, Story Bridge, Epicurious, Edible landscape, Edible gardens, Volunteers, Story Bridge, Story Bridge Hotel, Dinner, Food and Drinks, Captain cook Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Maritime Museum, Cliff Boardwalk, Christopher Trotter, Mechanical Pelicans, Bridge, Casino, Barge, Blu Art Xinja, Group, Bougainvillea,
Lots of bright bougainvillea grow along the footpath. Photo by Author.


Holman Street, Holman Street ferry terminal, south Bank, Sunset, Bbq, Story Bridge, Epicurious, Edible landscape, Edible gardens, Volunteers, Story Bridge, Story Bridge Hotel, Dinner, Food and Drinks, Captain cook Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Maritime Museum, Cliff Boardwalk, Christopher Trotter, Mechanical Pelicans, Bridge, Casino, Barge, Blu Art Xinja, Group, Bougainvillea,
The breathtaking views over the City in the evening. Photo by Author.


Once you arrive at the restaurant Joeys, you see a set of stairs. Take the stairs and go down. Keep walking along the Brisbane River on the Kangaroo Point Riverwalk. You pass Thornton Street ferry terminal and keep walking to the Brisbane Jazz Club, where a few metres away is Holman Street.

From here, you can walk to the Story Bridge Hotel to have dinner. The Story Bridge Hotel is located under the iconic Brisbane landmark, the Story Bridge. It offers several restaurants, bars and it has an outdoor beer garden. It is a great place to have dinner after the walk since it has different styles of dining.

The Outback Bar & Grill and The Shelter Bar offers a casual dining experience with great topped pizzas, hearty burgers and great salads. Dietary requirement options such as vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan are available.

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Beef and Guinness Pie, Funki not alcoholic drink, Chicken Schnitzel and Roasted Spring Vegetable Salad. Photo by Author.


Pizza start from $19, Chicken Schnitzel from $20, salads from $12. Burgers are $16, mains start from $24, steak from $34.

There are many seating options, music in the background and many bars to grab your drinks. You can make a booking ahead by calling (07) 3391 2266.

Every time I have dined at The Story Bridge Hotel with the group, everyone has been fully satisfied with food choices and the quality of the food.

Address: 200 Main St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Business Hours of The Story Bridge Hotel

Monday 6:30am–12am
Tuesday 6:30am–12am
Wednesday 6:30am–12am
Thursday 6:30am–12am
Friday 6:30am–1:30am
Saturday 6:30am–1:30am
Sunday 6:30am–12am


Phone: (07) 3391 2266

Once you finish your dinner, walk to Holman Street ferry terminal and you can catch the City Hopper to get back into town. The new City Hopper is free and the old City Hoppers have been replaced with much more modern and faster vessels.

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Enjoy the ride back on the City Hopper. Photo by Author.


Holman Street, Holman Street ferry terminal, south Bank, Sunset, Bbq, Story Bridge, Epicurious, Edible landscape, Edible gardens, Volunteers, Story Bridge, Story Bridge Hotel, Dinner, Food and Drinks, Captain cook Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Maritime Museum, Cliff Boardwalk, Christopher Trotter, Mechanical Pelicans, Bridge, Casino, Barge, Blu Art Xinja, Group, Bougainvillea, Pie, Salad, Chips,
Photo by Author.


Holman Street, Holman Street ferry terminal, south Bank, Sunset, Bbq, Story Bridge, Epicurious, Edible landscape, Edible gardens, Volunteers, Story Bridge, Story Bridge Hotel, Dinner, Food and Drinks, Captain cook Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Maritime Museum, Cliff Boardwalk, Christopher Trotter, Mechanical Pelicans, Bridge, Casino, Barge, Blu Art Xinja, Group,Bougainvillea, Pie, Salad, Chips,
The new building on the north bank of the Brisbane River. Photo by Author.



Reference

www.storybridgehotel.com.au

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The free City Hopper service is fantastic though I hope the old wooden vessels are returned to service, the new ones, the KittyKats are good but just don't have any nostalgia. Great article and photos. Thanks.
by telor (score: 2|184) 25 days ago
A walk is always the best way to see a place; only on foot do you have the time to truly take it all in.
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