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Published April 20th 2018
These roads don't lead to Rome but you'll get to the river
The road less travelled is an invitation to explore and to those with a curious mind, it is irresistible. Three roads I highly recommend you seek out and traverse are in Dutton Park on the eastern side of the Brisbane River. If you are a local, lucky you. If you are looking for a stop off for the kids to burn off energy or just need some sunshine then read on.
Our first street is TJ Doyle Memorial Drive which is the best access road to the river and to our second stop. Princess Street has an open park and playground with beautiful river views and bonus points for free, off street, three-hour parking. Although smaller than Harmony Gardens, which is just down the road, this spot is cool and relaxing.
3 hour parking
A short walk under the towering shady trees brings you to our third location, the Brisbane Corso. The Corso walkway has wide paths on the edge of the river and playgrounds as well as an off-leash dog park dotted along its length.
There are historical landmarks and an endless supply of scenic and architectural opportunities for budding photographers.
The walk-on Brisbane Corso is both calming and invigorating with the river breeze and sunshine. Our children, some furry and some not, all had fun.
A shady walk
You might have heard that all roads lead to Rome but these three streets bring you to one of the many great walks we are lucky enough to have in Brisbane. Make sure they are not the roads less travelled.