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Published July 28th 2021
Easy walk along the Brisbane River including three bridges
This walk is about 6 km long, an easy walk that includes three bridges and a stop at Epicurious Garden. You need some fitness but just to cope with 6 km length, the walk is completely flat, allow about one hour and a half. This walk can be done at any time of the day and in any season. In summer, avoid the peak hours of the heat.
Victoria Bridge in Brisbane City. Photo by Author.
Stop at Epicurious Garden. It is very attractive in the evening. Epicurious is an edible garden looked after by volunteers during the week. Epicurious want to inspire people to grow their fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Epicurious Garden is at South Bank. Photo by Author.
When you reach the northern end of the Goodwill Bridge, turn left and keep walking on the Mangrove Walk. There are informative signs explaining the importance of maintaining the mangrove habitats. Then continue walking on the Bicentennial Bikeway.
Along the walk there are interesting art constructions. There are also recording of bird calls. Photo by Author.
Cross the Go Between Bridge and walk to the south side of the bridge. Then turn left and walk along the Pauls factory. Pauls milk factory has been on the Brisbane River since 1930. Parmalat has recently changed its name to Lactalis. Keep walking on the boardwalk towards Victoria Bridge.
The structures supporting the Merivale Bridge are just big canvasses for art. Photo by Author. Author.
For this walk, a map of Brisbane can be handy or download a good app on your smartphone that can help you to navigate in the city.
It is very important to remain on the pedestrian sites of the walkways all the time and great care needs to be taken when there are shared paths and be very watchful for eager bike riders and scooters.
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.
Directions: the best way to enter the town is by train, South Brisbane is the most strategic stop. Once you exit the station, the Wheel of Brisbane is a few steps away.
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
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.
Good walk and photos by the author. Deeply disappointing that bridge photo “Views of the William Jolly Bridge from the Go Between Bridge” is NOT of the William Jolly Bridge.(could be a sad mistake by a proof reader?)