Nice weather, great beaches, wonderful parks … it’s no wonder Brisbane has some excellent dog walks to cater for all needs.
Whether you’re a local, or visiting the Queensland capital and enjoying a sample of the dog-friendly accommodation available, there are many excellent options right at your doorstep.
We take a look at some of our favourites.
Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank
Home to the annual Million Paws Walk held each year in May by the RSPCA, this promenade is a fantastic walk in the heart of Brisbane.
Dogs are welcome in the area, but must be kept on lead. The area is quite busy most of the time, with many attractions to draw the tourist and locals in. There are more than 50 bars / restaurants / cafes in the area, as well as barbecuing facilities.
New Farm Park, New Farm
Just 2km east of the Brisbane CBD is the riverside suburb of New Farm, offering a pleasant treelined walk from New Farm Park, past the Old Powerhouse, Cutters Landing and then the old wool store precinct of Teneriffe.
This walk begins at the Sydney St Ferry Stop and works its way past the Merthyr Bowls Club WWII era buildings. New Farm Park has a playground and rose garden, tree houses for the kids and lovely trees and views throughout.
Rocks Riverside Promenade, Jindalee
This pleasant promenade walk can be found in Brisbane’s outer south west.
The scenic promenade walking track alongside the Brisbane river begins at the Centenary Hwy Bridge in Jindalee, and works its way along the south side of the river to the Rocks Riverside Park.
The walk is approximately 6km, with nice views of the river and its surrounds as you go. It is also a popular cycling track.
The Rocks Riverside Park features 800 metres of river frontage and covers an area of 26 hectares.
Colmslie Recreation Reserve, Morningside
On the southside of Brisbane, the Colmslie Recreation Reserve is home to a beach and off-leash dog park.
Located off Lytton Road at the end of Col Gardner Drive, the generous park also has some agility equipment for dogs. There’s also other amenities like shelters, barbecues and playgrounds that make this a great destination for dog and family.
Redcliffe Walk, Clontarf
A little further out of town, approximately 30km north of Brisbane, is the famous Moreton Bay Region, of which Clontarf is a suburb.
There is a very nice walk on the southern end of the Redcliffe peninsula, which incorporates attractions including a pelican beach, shipwreck, beaches and great views.
The Redcliffe Visitor Information Centre can be found in front of the jetty on the wide boardwalk which stretches all the way south to Settlement Cove Lagoon and north, past the Anzac Place War Memorial and playground area to the beach carpark.
From the carpark you can continue north along the waterfront following a narrow pathway to Scarborough Beach.
The Redcliffe Jetty Markets take place along the foreshore here every Sunday from 8am until midday.
Please note the Redcliffe is not an off-leash dog beach.
These are just a handful of the endless walks available to locals, and those who are taking advantage of Brisbane’s dog-friendly accommodation.
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