Wilson Outlook Reserve
Allow 15 mins
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Max. elevation (m):
Easy (Grade 1)
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A lovely, elevated lookout with magnificent views of the Story Bridge, Brisbane River, city skyline and Howard Smith Wharf.
This heavily trafficked walk starts off Bowen Terrace in New Farm.
The walk is an easy short stroll on sealed paths around a small greenspace perched on a cliff above the Howard Smith Wharf.
The fenced lookout offers amazing views of the Story Bridge, Brisbane River, city skyline, New Farm Riverwalk and Howard Street Wharf.
A set of stairs and elevator provides easy access to Howard Street Wharf and to the New Farm Riverwalk, for those looking to stretch their legs more.
There are a number of picnic tables and benches, as well as plenty of grass to spread out a rug. There is also an exercise park within the reserve.
The lookout is fantastic at sunset as the sun sets behind the city skyline, before the city lights start to twinkle as dusk arrives. That said, it is lovely at all times.
Track: The walk consists of sealed footpaths and is easy to follow.
Difficulty: The walk is an easy stroll suitable for all fitness levels, including those in wheelchairs. The walk is flat for the entire reserve.
Direction: This is a loop track that can be completed in any direction.
The lookout is located on Bowen Terrace in New Farm, 5 minutes drive north-east of Brisbane.
Parking is relatively ample in the surrounding streets, but may require payment.
best time to go
The lookout can be visited year-round.
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.