Bushwalking in Brisbane


Connecting with nature in the big city of Brisbane may deem impossible

at first glance. Who can imagine that greeneries and open spaces are still abundant in the land of skyscrapers and business establishments? Bushwalking has always been a fun and challenging way of discovering the city’s hidden wonders. Bushwalking activities usually vary and have always include to the following: day walks, day-night walks, through walks and base camps, kayaking, navigation training, photography, bird watching, cycling and some social activities. Here are some of the most recommended places to pursue your bushwalking and camping plans.

Who said that you have to enter the suburbs to have the best bushwalking experience? Located in the heart of Brisbane city is Roma Street Parkland, the world's largest subtropical garden in a city centre. Its existence has given Brisbane residents the chance to explore the different side of the busy city, an opportunity for relaxing remains of the day ahead. Roma Street offers 100,000 varieties of shrub and 1,200 trees.

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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 Brisbane, which

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, Brisbane

Outdoor Adventure Club, University of Queensland Bushwalking Club, Queensland Bushwalkers and a lot more.