|Open 24 hours a
day, Roma Street Parkland's facilities include a playground
for children, walking racks, cafes and barbeque area.
For those who want to dwell in the suburbs need not worry
that much because these places are easily accessible as
well. Suburbs in the north
include Brisbane Forest Park
which boasts its fourteen different recreation areas. Only a
90-minue drive away from the Central Business District, this
park features rainforests, 30 kilometers of walking tracks,
60 kilometers roads and dozens of picnic areas. Other north
suburban bushwalking places are the Bank Street Reserve and
Chermside Hills Reserve and Downfall Creek Bushland Centre.
Bushwalking in the suburban south is also a good idea,
especially with the presence of the Toohey Forest which
offers magnificent 360 degree views of Brisbane from Mt.
Gravatt lookout; and the Karawatha Forest which sets our
foot to the home of some the most endangered species. The
eastern part of Brisbane won’t approve to be left in the
bushwalking bandwagon, having the Brisbane Koala Bushland,
Hemmant Quarry Reserve and White Hills Reserve in its area.
Just thirty minutes from northwest of downtown Brisbane is
the Morella Walking Track which is highlighted by giant
rainforest trees and tree ferns that
lead visitors to a rock
platform that overlooks the Samford Valley. Another one is
Maiala National Park, 45 minutes drive from Northwest
is equally detoxifying especially with the
presence of a comforting waterfall.
To transform the activity to a much more fun and sociable
one, you may want to join to some of these Brisbane’s
bushwalking clubs and ask for
information and some
assistance: Brisbane Bushwalkers Club, Glass House
Bushwalkers Club, Bushwalkers of Southern Queensland,
Outdoor Adventure Club, University of Queensland
Bushwalking Club, Queensland Bushwalkers and a lot more.