5 Walks To Do Around Brisbane’s Northside
The COVID-19 pandemic has found many people with a new appreciation for walking. We all know how good taking a walk through nature can make us feel – in fact, the Japanese have a term for it – “forest bathing”. Yep, it’s a real thing and it describes the feeling of rejuvenation that comes from getting out into nature. Let us take you through our top five Brisbane Northside walks, so you can “forest bathe” too.
Experience nature at your doorstep. The Araucaria circuit at the Enoggera Reservoir offers stunning reservoir views and the opportunity to spot turtles and native birds. Walk this track early in the morning, while it is nice and cool. If you are game, finish the walk with a dip, or a coffee at the onsite café.
Located at: 60 Mount Nebo Road, the Gap
Mount Coot-tha has it all. Start by wandering the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens before taking the Summit track from JC Slaughter Falls picnic area to the Mount Coot-tha Lookout. See if you can spot your suburb from the top.
Located at: Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-Tha
Brisbane River Walk
For something a little breezier, head to the Brisbane River Walk in New Farm. The original floating pathway washed away in the 2011 floods but was reopened in 2014. Take in the views of the iconic Story Bridge as you head through the Howard Smith Wharves. This track links up with the riverside boardwalk which takes you to the heart of the Brisbane CBD, for those who can’t get enough of the river views.
Located at: Brisbane River Walk, New Farm. For parking we recommend the New Farm end of Merthyr Road.
The lesser-known Boondall Wetlands are a paradise for walkers and cyclists alike. Explore a different kind of scenery as you take in the salt flats, mangroves, paperbark tea trees and if you’re lucky, wetland wildlife.
Located at: Billai Dhagun Track, Boondall Wetlands, 31 Paperbark Dr, Boondall
If you’re looking for a daytrip, Kondalila Falls is the spot. Follow the Picnic Creek Circuit and walk through stunning rainforest, passing intriguing rock pools before reaching the spectacular falls. We recommend treating yourself to a picnic spread whilst you take in the glorious views.
Located: Kondalila Falls Rd, Flaxton QLD.