Walking in Brisbane
Walking is the most basic form of exercise and costs as little as a good pair of walking shoes. Whether it's a bushwalk, a suburban hill circuit, wandering a curated walking trail, or doing a paced walk at your local shopping centre with a walking group, walking can help improve your health and wellbeing.
Use this page to find out about walking options in Brisbane.
For even more ideas on ways to stay active and to get out and about, view our Things to see and do in Brisbane page. There's also heaps of suggestions on our New Year, New You page to help you discover a new you in 2020.
Find a walk to suit you
Public art trails
Council has four public art walking trails focusing on different themes - World Expo '88, art along the Brisbane River, contemporary art and architecture and cultural heritage.
Our 18 suburban heritage walking trails celebrate the stories of local suburbs.We also have Aboriginal culture trails and a natural history trail at Kangaroo Point.
Heart Foundation Walking
Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community-based walking groups with over 25,000 participants. Find a walking group near you.
Find a guided walk at a Council venue. We have guided walks at our environment centres and botanic gardens.
Bushland reserve tracks
We have over 9500 hectares of natural areas in Brisbane. Find a walking or multi-use track in a bushland reserve near you.
Walks for kids
Did you know that Council runs a whole lot of walks for kids, or events with walking included as one of the activities?
Self-guided walks at Toowong Cemetery
Explore the iconic Toowong Cemetery with one of our self-guided walks developed with the support of the Friends of Toowong Cemetery.
Self-guided walks at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
There are three self-guided walks in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha - the Aboriginal Plant Trail, Australian Plant Communities Trail and White Arrow Trail.
Tips for top walking
To get the most out of your walks:
- plan your route and pack lightly
- wear a pair of comfortable shoes
- protect yourself from the sun with a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- buy a pedometer to record your distance and help keep you motivated.