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Three Bridges Walk in Brisbane City

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by Cris (subscribe)
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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.

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Victoria Bridge in Brisbane City. Photo by Author.


Starting at the wheel of Brisbane, walk at Southbank in direction of the Goodwill Bridge. You can walk under the arched way covered in bougainvillea.

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The Wheel of Brisbane. Photo by Author.


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The archway covered in bougainvillea in South Bank. Photo by Author.


In the evening, it is easy to spot the construction which lights up in different colours. There are chairs inside and when you walk in music starts to play.

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The structure changes colours and plays music. 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.

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Epicurious Garden is at South Bank. Photo by Author.


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Epicurious Garden. Photo by Author.


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Free set up to enjoy Tokyo Olympics. Relax on a chair under the stars. Photo by Author.


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South Bank ferry terminal. Photo by Author.


Keep walking until you reach the Goodwill Bridge. Cross the Goodwill Bridge. On your right, underneath you, can see the Maritime Museum, in particular, the Diamantina ship.

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View of the City from the Goodwill Bridge. Photo by Author.


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Walking on the Goodwill Bridge. Photo by Author.


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The trees covered in fairy lights. 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.

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Along the walk there are interesting art constructions. There are also recording of bird calls. Photo by Author.


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James Turrell permanent art exhibition at South Bank. Photo by Author.


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The Kurilpa Bridge, with its famous structures to resemble the masts of the ships in the early days. Photo by Author.


Coming into view is the William Jolly Bridge with three arches that stand out in the dark despite not having many bright lights.

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The William Jolly Bridge. Photo by Author. Photo by Author.


Merivale Bridge is only for trains.

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Merivale Bridge with a train. Photo by Author.


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View towards the City. Clearly visible are the cranes working on the new building of the casino. Photo by Author.


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The stairs for pedestrians to the Go Between Bridge. Photo by Author.


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Go Between Bridge. Photo by Author.


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Crossing the Go Between Bridge. Photo by Author.


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Views of the Merivale Bridge from the Go Between Bridge. 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.

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The structures supporting the Merivale Bridge are just big canvasses for art. Photo by Author. Author.


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James Turrell permanent art exhibition at South Bank. Photo by Author.


Walk on the top of Victoria Bridge and cross the bridge. Once on the southern end of the bridge, you have done about 6km. From here you can head to a dinner venue.

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Crossing Victoria Bridge. Photo by Author.


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Views from the top of Victoria Bridge. Photo by Author.


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Building flashing Brisbane 2032. Photo by Author.


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Photo by Author.


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Photo by 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

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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Photo by Author.
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Another great walk Cris and stunning photos. The Wheel of Brisbane photo with the 7 logo is superb.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3114) 60 days ago
What a beautiful evening walk with so much to see.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9025) 60 days ago
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?)
by crush (score: 0|2) 58 days ago
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