Whether you’re walking, running or cycling, the Brisbane Riverwalk is one of the best ways to move between two of the city most vibrant precincts. Linking trendy New Farm with the city, the suspended pathway sits above the water and provides a beautiful view across the river to Kangaroo Point and a fresh angle central business district view.
The original floating pathway washed away when major flooding struck Brisbane in 2011 but reopened in 2014 with a new design built to withstand a one-in-2000-year flood. The first walk, constructed in 2003, was a well-used route and the replacement thoroughfare proved just as popular.
Pedestrians and cyclists coming from New Farm can access the path from Riverview Court. On the central business district side, the walkway ends at the historic Howard Smith Wharves where it connects to the riverside boardwalk, creating an uninterrupted route all the way to the Botanic Gardens.
Along the Brisbane Riverwalk the cycling and pedestrian pathways are segregated for safety. An opening span of the pathway allows vessels to access the shoreline where it would otherwise be blocked by the walkway.