New Farm Park, Brisbane

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Winter Walk

As it is often too hot to walk in summer, we enjoy walking in winter. The Brisbane River has many walks along its banks. Last Sunday we just did a short part of the walk from South Bank to New Farm. One day we will start earlier so that we can do the whole 5km walk.

Today we started near the Story Bridge.

We walked under the bridge and onto The River Walk, which floats on the water.


When the River Cats go swooshing past the walkway goes up and down. It must be fun for the cyclists.


This is why the walk way has to float on the water.

There are houses and apartments on one side of the river and...

...marinas and apartments on the other side.

It was getting late so we turned around and headed back to the city of Brisbane.

24 comments:

  1. Awesome! I sure would like to walk here :)

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  2. Wow look at those places, lovely!

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  3. Now that's a beautiful walk on a floating bridge. Lovely photos. Australia is so interesting.

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  4. Beautiful city and bridge perspective.
    Great your profile blog!
    Luiz Ramos

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  5. It really looks beautiful ! One day I'll make it to Australia, lol ! Before I go to sleep in my coffin !

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  6. What a terrific walking trail. Your pictures are great, too.

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  7. What an interesting post, Diane! And such terrific captures! Love the floating bridge!
    Thanks for taking us along for lovely view of your world.

    Have a lovely week!
    Sylvia

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  8. Thanks for sharing these lovely views from your walk with us. Your world is beautiful indeed. I also LOVE the photo in your header ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  9. A beautiful walk. I did not know about the floatin bridge, if ever I get to Brisbane again I will have to chech it out.

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  10. Beautiful. A wonderful place to walk. Thanks for taking us with you. I'd be busy looking around afraid I'd miss something!

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  11. Hi Diane!
    Sorry for the long absence! But don’t you think it was a great vacation; some very busy weeks and just a few days off... ;)

    I was only twice in Brisbane, but it looked a quite nice town to me; now I see through your lens that I was righ!!! Great shots!
    Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still turning around Iceland, now in Waterland... Enjoy and have a fabulous week!

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  12. Hey there Diane....yeah, like a lot of others...have been spending way too much time over at Facebook....there are a lot of the 'old' Ponders there.....no Cindy though....I should try ringing her as I still have her number from my visit last year!

    Grotty is there too - she cut herself off from the net, so is reliant on the hostel's cafe machines these days....

    As always....lovely photos......Kim Hoskin

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  13. Has the River Walk been there very long, Diane? It's just over two years since I was last in Brisbane but I don't remember seeing it. I'd certainly love to walk it.

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  14. It's been a while since I've ben to Brisbane but happy to see those familiar sights again.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  15. Diane, you have such a wonderful place for walks. Those bridges are beautiful.

    Judy

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  16. Hi Diane. I've come over from Gattina's blog and my attention was caught by your comment. I live in SEQ, too, south west of the city, in fact. It's great to see another Brisbane-ite blogging and your photos of your walk are great.

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  17. The snaps of the sky scrapers against the sky are fantastic.

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  18. Fantastic walk Diane, and I loved all the photos. Now that's a walk I would love to do. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Love these pictures. I sure would love to come and take a walk with you there. It looks so amazing. I have been thinking of you lately for some reason and then remembered, it had been a while since I popped over here. I have been gone a lot this summer and I've been missing you:)

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  20. Love the one with the rocky shore and the buildings on top! Beautiful photos!

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  21. I came back for another look, and I just love the house in the third last photo - 'Queenslander' homes, with their lovely verandahs have so much character.

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  22. Hi Diane. I was over at your memes blog and noticed you had this one called Adventure before Dementia! Well, I couldn't pass that up - great title and your header is truly gorgeous.

    I love this water-floating walkway! Brisbane looks like a lovely place. I'll be back to see more!

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  23. Diane, interesting to follow you in your steps and see the city through your eyes. Brisbane is such a nice subtropical city with its river. I am really a country girl but I appreciate what a city has to offer. I used to visit Brisbane, stayed at the then new Hilton and enjoyed shopping and strolling in the Wintergarden and visit the Museums. Now if I go up it is for a concert and then I stay at the Rydges which is only a short stroll to the Concert. I can not walk as well and as long as I used to anymore. My left knee, many years ago I had an accident, is getting worse the ligaments are loose. So I enjoy the virtual walking tours, so lead on girl!

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