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Walk From South Brisbane to New Farm

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by Cris (subscribe)
I am an Organiser of the Group Hiking South East Qld and More on Meetup. Visit the website at https://www.meetup.com/HikingInSEQLDandMore/ is free to join all the activities posted on the hiking group.
Published May 20th 2021
A great walk from Brisbane City to New Farm
From Brisbane City is an easy walk to the surrounding suburbs. The different time of the day and the change of seasons make the walks always interesting and different.

Starting at the Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank Parkland, the walk is about 6km, allow one hour and a half hours. The walk is very easy since it is mostly flat - you just need to have the level of fitness to walk for about 6 km. This walk includes a ride back by ferry from Sydney Street, New Farm, into Brisbane City.

New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River,
Bougainvillea along the walk. Photo by Author.


The New Farm walk is regularly run by the Hiking South East Qld and More on Monday evenings. The walk can be done at any time of the day and in any season. You can start the walk at 5:30pm, moderate pace. For this walk, a map of Brisbane can be handy or download a good app on your smartphone that can help you to navigate the City.

New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River,
Brisbane City in the evening. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River,
View of the City towards the construction of the new precinct with the new casino and bridge over the Brisbane River. Photo by Author.


Start to walk in South Brisbane towards the Maritime Museum. If you like you can stop by Epicurious, a garden made up of fruits, plants and herbs run by volunteers. The plants have a tag with their name and you can smell the herbs. Please do not pick the plants.

New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River,
Plants in the Epicurious Garden. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River,
Plants in the Epicurious Garden. Photo by Author.


Walk towards the Goodwill Bridge, cross the bridge and you are on the northern end of the bridge. Here turn right and continue in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens along the Brisbane River, towards the Story Bridge.

New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River,
Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Photo by Author.


Walk under the Story Bridge and into the new precinct of Howard Smith Wharves.

New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo,
The Fantauzzo Hotel, just at the Story Bridge. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
Gelateria along the road. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel, Hiking South East Qld and More,
Street art along the way. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
Playground at the Precinct. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
The Precinct. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
At the precinct. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel, Hiking South East Qld and More,
The Group Hiking South East Qld and More. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
At the precinct. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
At the precinct. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel, Hiking South East Qld and More,
The walk continue on the New Farm Boardwalk. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
View of Brisbane City from New Farm boardwalk. Photo by Author.


Turn into Riverview CT, right into Griffith Street and right into Sydney Street.

Walk into Sydney Street where we catch the Citycat (ferry) to North Quay.

Citycat is at 6:54pm and arrives at North Quay at 7:20pm (Fourth stop: Riverside, QUT, South Bank 2, North Quay).

New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
The Story Bridge from the CityCat. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
The Story Bridge with different lights from the CityCat. Photo by Author.


New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
View of the Goodwill Bridge from the CityCat. Photo from Author.


You can have a casual dinner at Jackpot in 55 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 or Kingsfood, Shop 2/266 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000.

What to bring: bring with you a light backpack, good walking shoes or hiking boots, a light raincoat if necessary, water and a first aid kit.

It is very important to remain on the pedestrian sites of the walkways all the time and great care need to be taken when there are share paths and be very watchful for eager bike riders and scooters.

New Farm, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parkland, Maritime Museum, Story Bridge, Goodwill Bridge, Precinct of Howard Smith Wharves, King George Square carpark, CityCat ferries Brisbane, Epicurious, Brisbane River, Fantauzzo Hotel,
The Brisbane River Marina. Photo by Author.


Directions: the best way to enter town is by train; South Brisbane Station is the most strategic stop, the Wheel of Brisbane is practically opposite the station.

King George Square carpark at 87 Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AFTER 4:30pm charge the night rate. Monday to Thursday 4.30pm to midnight: $5

Here is the link:
www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/parking-permits/car-parks/king-george-square-car-park

Brisbane City Council's underground King George Square Car Park is between Ann and Adelaide Streets, vehicle entry is via Roma or Adelaide Streets and exit is via Roma Street. Note the low clearance entry: 1.93m.

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that sunflower is spectacular
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3919) 242 days ago
Another great walk and article Cris. Your walking groups seem to be getting younger on each walk. Maybe it is just the viewer heading in the other direction, age wise. Great photos as usual.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3425) 242 days ago
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