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New Farm to Botanic Gardens


New Farm/Brisbane CBD


Distance (kms):

7.5 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 2 hrs

Elevation gain (m):

15 m

Max. elevation (m):

10 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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An exceptional inner-city walk/ride, with beautiful views of the city skyline and Story Bridge from a walkway suspended above the water.

This heavily trafficked walk starts at the end of Riverview Court in New Farm.

The walk/cycle begins with a wonderful walkway suspended over the river. The walkway replaces the floating walkway that was washed away in the 2011 Brisbane floods.

This section of the walk offers views of waterfront properties in New Farm and Kangaroo Point, as well as magnificent views of the Story Bridge, CBD and Howard Street Wharves.

After passing the Howard Street Wharves and under the Story Bridge, the path moves along Eagle Street Pier, towered by the city skyscrapers.

The path continues to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, which can be explored further before heading back to New Farm. There are great views across to the Kangaroo Point cliffs from the gardens.

The path can also be extended to join up with the Bicentennial Bikeway or Goodwill Bridge to Southbank. It is also possible to take the stairs or lift to Wilson Outlook Reserve (near the Howard Street Wharves), for elevated views of the city and river. 

Much of the walk is segregated to separate cyclists from pedestrians.

Track: The walk consists of concrete paths, and a constructed walkway above the water. It is well-signed and easy to follow.

Difficulty: The walk is suitable for all fitness levels, including those in wheelchairs. The walk is mostly flat.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The walk starts from the end of Riverview Court in New Farm, 10 minutes drive east of Brisbane.

There is ample street parking in the vicinity.

The walk can also be accessed from the Howard Street Wharves (Boundary Street or Bowen Terrace) or from the Botanic Gardens, however parking is more difficult in these areas.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round, however the path is very exposed to the sun so should be avoided in the hottest part of the day during warmer months.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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