We also decided that today instead of just walking we would add a ride on the City Cat and head way out so we could still take lots of time to walk back.
The ferry picked us up and we spent a pleasant time admiring the beauty that lives along the Brisbane River. The architecture, the birds, the bridges and changes that are going on could be enjoyed sitting outside at the front of the ferry.
Once done, we headed off on our walk. It is beautiful here, the east side of the city, and allows you to wander at your own pace, see the buildings of old, see some amazing new homes and architecture, take photos and just enjoy a peaceful setting.
We did, early in our walk, miss out on the exit to the path that would take us along the river from the New Farm Ferry Terminal but we did catch up with it later on. We seemed to take the scenic route through parts of New Farm along Oxlade Dr. We walked past some historical landmarks and stunning yards.
Leaving the street we followed the path to Merthyr Park, under some enormous Poincianas and continued on along the walkway that leads you along the river then under the Story Bridge, where the new and exciting Howard Smith Wharves precinct is underway. Carry on to Eagle Street Pier.
We carried on along Eagle Street Pier, wound our way past the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens and around to the end of QUT (Queensland University of Technology), all the while following the river, and the mangroves.
Crossing over the Goodwill Bridge, which is a walking/cycling bridge, allows you, once again, to see all the changes going on. You can see Southbank, the Maritime Museum, boats on the river and all kinds of people wandering around.
Once on the other side, we decided to take the shortest route back to the West End Ferry, so that took us along Vulture Street where we wandered past old homes and buildings, interesting architecture, new builds, and painted tunnels. Turning onto Boundary Street we passed workers cottages, apartments, Churches and came out past Dornoch Terrace, to Hoogley and views to the river which meant we were close to our destination. You may want to follow the signs or Google where to continue as you are not far now to returning.
We took 5 ½ hours, stopped twice and thoroughly enjoyed another creative walk .
This city has so much history, and so many interesting things to see if you give it some time and your attention. Take your camera and leave your computer at home but remember water, a hat and sunscreen and you will enjoy yourself.