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Coronation Drive Riverwalk

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by T. A. Rose (subscribe)
From Brisbane, Australia, I mainly write for WeekendNotes, and at present, I enjoy challenging myself to add reviews on many diverse topics to this vast library of articles.
Published February 11th 2021
Leisurely stroll with river breezes
Blue sky in the river city, taken from shore near Coronation Drive.


Brisbane CBD and river, taken from Coronation Drive, Milton.


The busy Coronation Drive Riverwalk isn't actually officially called that, yet the walk I did from Cribb Street Milton to the Regatta Hotel Toowong definitely fitted that description. That is because along the bicentennial bikeway is a walking path where one can see the river all the way along Coronation Drive.

City Cycle Stop: while full of bikes ,not all stops are that full, but fortunately, on the riverwalk, City Cycle stops are frequent.


It was quite an interesting walk, with the construction of South Brisbane unit blocks now complete or nearing total completion. There were two ferry (CIty Cat) stops from Milton to Toowong Regatta. There is one city cycle stop with only one bike and one full of them, so if you can't get a bike in Toowong Regatta, you must walk another 5-10 minutes to the next station or collect at Land Street near the Wesley.

Entrance, near Milton.


An example of an entry point from Coronation Drive to the bikeway/riverwalk.


Old floating restaurant site, clearly no longer in use.


An interesting stop-off is to think of the floating restaurant that once graced the area, but now, the site is derelict and closed off. It's a similar story with the old ABC radio building, again, just a few paces up from the Toowong Regatta conclusion of the riverwalk. The many interesting entrances are good especially for visitors and pedestrians who might only want to walk some of their commute near the river. The breeze is always nice in summer along that part of the Brisbane River and clearly more noticeable in the inner west, which naturally is slightly warmer than the city's east.

Land Street entrance, near Wesley Hospital, subway.


The history of the area is quite interesting with events such as floods of 1974, the Coro (Motel), the Cook Terraces, the John Oxley Landing and countless other places, many of which have heritage value and are important landmarks in Brisbane history.

An energetic morning and got some good light and breezes for this part of a journey along the Brisbane River, hopefully, the pictorial account is great for working out the ideas behind why the walk is so good as well as the pros and cons. Further links related to the walk here:

- Bicentennial Bikeway

- Toowong Rowing Club

- Regatta Hotel

- Coronation Drive, Brisbane,

and, all photos taken by author on Friday, February 12, 2021.

The walk is very close to the river.


The walk is very close to the river.
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When: All year round.
Where: From Milton to Auchenflower to Toowong, Brisbane
Cost: Ideally free.
Your Comment
Very interesting walk, with lots to see. It hard to believe that QANTAS flying boats used to take-off and land on the Brisbane River. Imaging the outcry if it was still happening.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|1738) 24 days ago
A beautiful way to enjoy the river city
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2088) 23 days ago
TA your photos are appearing upside down on my screen.
by May Cross (score: 3|7816) 21 days ago
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