Brisbane's built environment tells stories of our city's heritage and enriches its cultural landscape - from grand buildings in the heart of the city to the shops, schools, churches, factories, parks, trees and dwellings in our suburban neighbourhoods.

There are now 23 self-guided heritage trails across Brisbane that celebrate the stories of our local suburbs. Follow a trail to learn about the rich history of places and events that have shaped Brisbane's suburbs.

In addition to the self-guided heritage trails, find out about Aboriginal culture trails and the Kangaroo Point National History Project Trail.

Explore our newest heritage trails

Brisbane River

Brisbane River Heritage Trail

Wind back time on the water and immerse yourself in Brisbane City Council's first heritage trail by CityCat. Cruise past all 32 historic places from Hamilton to St Lucia or explore themed selections to see places related to river trade, crossings, living on the river, the Second World War, or the iconic early building material, Brisbane Tuff. Hop on or off at various stops to link with other heritage trails through the city, South Bank and beyond.



Heritage trails - full series

Use the location search box in the map below to look for a heritage trail in a specific suburb or area. Map pins show the starting location for each heritage trail. Zoom in or out to see all heritage trail locations on the map.

Alternatively, for a list of all of Council's heritage trails, click the toggle button on the right-hand side of the map to change from 'map view' to 'text view'.

Heritage trails map

Aboriginal culture trails

Council helps to preserve and communicate Aboriginal cultural heritage through initiatives such as bushland cultural trails.


Kangaroo Point Natural History Trail

Take a walk back in time with this trail located in CT White and James Warner Parks, Kangaroo Point. The trail chronicles the work of early pioneers through a series of interpretive signs.

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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.