Kid Friendly Walks In And Around Brisbane
Kid Friendly Walks In And Around Brisbane
Since we have covered pram friendly walks before, for those with slightly older kids we have put together our top picks for kid friendly walks in and around Brisbane for the whole family to enjoy.
With CBD, bush and beach options there is sure to be one that your family will enjoy.
Hide’n’Seek Children’s Trail
This trail is located in the Mt-Cootha Botanical Gardens and is set up perfectly for kids to enjoy.
Pick up a brochure with map at the gate and follow the paved trail to find artworks and clues along the way.
By encouraging the kids to look up, down and around the path they can get caught up in making a game of it that they don’t notice that they are in fact going for a walk.
If little legs get tired there are some shady spots along the way to stop and relax.
As the trail goes through the rainforest make sure you bring along some insect repellant as well as a hat, sunscreen and some water.
Boombana Mt Nebo Walk
This 1.1km circuit is great for families with kids but is not suitable for strollers.
The mostly bush track leads to a boardwalk that winds past some gorgeous old fig trees.
At the entrance to the walk, there are some picnic tables to stop and enjoy a bite to eat after your walk.
Daisy Hill Conservation Park & Quarry
The Daisy Hill Conservation Park is good as it has a variety of walking paths and cycling tracks to pick from. The Spotted Gum Trail is the shortest at 2.4km.
The Buhot Creek Circuit can be a little challenging for those below school age with the uneven surface of the gravel road. There are hills with this walk but they are a gradual incline so are manageable for kids.
You might need a couple of breaks along the way to reach the quarry that is 3 kilometres from the start of the track.
Start at the Victoria Bridge and walk adjacent to the river to the Goodwill Bridge. The kids might like to stop along the way for a swim in the lagoon or for a play in one of the playgrounds along the way.
If little legs permit then head across the bridge to take in the City Botanic Gardens.
Raven St Reserve
This is a nice hour long stroll along interconnecting paths. Along the way, there are a handful of benches to stop for a rest making it a nice way to make a day of it.
At the main entrance there is a small playground as well as BBQ facilities that you can use. So you can easily spend a few good hours here.
Starting at Pelican Park in Clontarf you can make this walk as long or as short as you want depending how far your kid’s legs can take them.
This is a scenic walk around the shore all the way to Redcliffe Jetty. Along the way you might like to stop and check out the playgrounds, beach coves and Gayundah shipwreck.
There are two 1 hour walking circuits available here.
The Golden Boulder Circuit is 1.8 kilometres return and offers a gently sloping walk for the family taking in the remains of Golden Boulder – a historical goldmine.
Alternatively, the Turrbal circuit is 1.7 kilometres return trip and winds through the eucalypt forest. The track is named after the Turrbal tribe of Aborigines that once called this area home.
King Island – Wellington Point
This sea walk connects Wellington Point to King Island. But beware it is a race to beat the tide before the sand bridge disappears.
The kids will love to stop for a swim or spend some time spotting crabs.
JC Slaughter Falls
This is another great option to stop and have a picnic or barbeque.
You have two interlinked track options here with the first one being a short easy 20 minute walk with the Aboriginal Art Trail which is nice and child friendly.
The Summit Track is much more challenging so only really suitable for older kids as it can be quite steep in places during the 2 kilometre trek to the top of Mt Coot-tha.
At the top you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view. You can stop and enjoy a refreshment from the kiosk at the top.
Toohey Forest Reserve
There are a few track options here but the best one for families is the Sandstone Circuit. Starting at the small picnic area near the car parking bay this is a 1 kilometre circuit that should take you about 30 minutes to walk it.
At the entrance of the park you can take advantage of the sheltered picnic and barbecues facilities.
While there is three main bush walks to pick from the best one for a family is the Picnic Creek Circuit which is 1.7 kilometres and takes around 45 minutes to complete.
This walk winds through the wet eucalyptus forest as well as the rainforest on the way to the natural rock pools.
Eddie Santagiuliana Way
This is a nice easy walk along the concrete paths and boardwalks around the foreshore in Cleveland. There is a park along the way to stop and play at, plus you can feed the ducks in the pond.
Located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast Mount Tamborine has so much to offer for families.
The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is a great way to spend a few hours high in the rainforest canopies. There is lots to see along the way including rock pools and butterfly lookouts. But the absolute highlight is when you reach the Cantilever that hovers 30 metres above the valley floor.
This is a great walk that takes about an hour and has the added bonus of being pram-friendly.
Bear in mind though it does cost money to do the walk but kids under 6 are free.