Walking in Brisbane

Chermside Hills Reserve, Chermside West and McDowall

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

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.

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.

Heritage trails

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.

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?

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.

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.

Guided walks

Find a guided walk at a Council venue. We have guided walks at our environment centres and botanic gardens.

Outdoor Gallery

Council's Outdoor Gallery transforms Brisbane's laneways and city streets into imaginative, curious and engaging spaces. Walk the Outdoor Gallery today to explore the latest exhibition - Local Design | Brisbane.

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.

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Last updated:22 January 2020
Topics: walking