The Brisbane area has walks for anyone and everyone, from strolls in the park to rugged hiking paths. These 5 walks are more of a stroll on the wild side. These are a chance to go to places other than parks, beaches and the riverside, but are in no way difficult, long or taxing.
King Island is connected by a 1 km sandbar to the mainland at Wellington Point. At low tide it is possible to walk across the sandbar to the island. This is a fantastic walk and a great chance to see aquatic life without going out on the water. Afterwards finish with a picnic or barbecue at Wellington Point or enjoy a meal at the cafe.
The only danger in this walk is that the incoming tide might cut you off from the mainland. Though normally the worst is that you will have to wade through knee deep water.
Raven Street Reserve
This absolutely fantastic little bushland reserve and wildlife centre is part of the Chermside Hills Reserves, which are 3 reserves that include Chermside Hills, Milne Hill Reserve and Ravens Street Reserve.
The place to start is at the Bushland Centre off Rode Road (which the locals all call Roady Road). There is a short senses trail there, but a 2 to 3 km walk around the reserve on all bitumen trails is much better
If a short stroll isn't enough, you can cross Hamilton Road using the green bridge (covered in grass to encourage animals to use this to go across the road) to the Milne Hill Reserve. Overall in the area you can do around 8 kms of tracks in the various reserves.
Toohey Forrest & Mt Gravatt
On the South Side of Brisbane Toohey Forest Reserve is a great bushland area to walk through. With either bitumen trails or well cared for tracks, this is a popular location for joggers.