Heritage trails: Brilliant walks through the heart of Brisbane

We recently featured a new book about family bushwalks in South East Queensland, but there are also numerous walks you can enjoy in the city, if you want to check out Brisbane’s heritage and cultural trails.

We recently featured a new book about family bushwalks in South East Queensland, but there are also numerous walks you can enjoy in the city, if you want to check out Brisbane’s heritage and cultural trails.

The Brisbane City Council has identified numerous suburban heritage walking trails across the city and suburbs. They celebrate the stories of local suburbs, in addition to Aboriginal culture trails, the Reflections on the River Trail and the Kangaroo Point National History Project Trail.

The trails include:

  • Spring Hill Heritage Trail
  • Wynnum Heritage Trail
  • Albion Heritage Trail
  • Ascot and Hamilton Heritage Trail
  • Bulimba Heritage Trail
  • City Centre Heritage Trail
  • Fortitude Valley Heritage Trail
  • Indooroopilly Heritage Trail
  • Milton Heritage Trail
  • Reflections on the River Heritage Trail
  • Rosalie Heritage Trail
  • South Brisbane Heritage Trail
  • Aboriginal culture Heritage Trail
  • Kangaroo Point Natural History Project

The trails cover a variety of distances, points of interest and historical references.

For example, the 3.2 kilometre saunter along the Spring Hill Heritage Trail winds along the inner-city suburb’s narrow streets, with its rows of modest 19th Century cottages. The trail provides a snapshot of the area’s rich history, sites and events.

Or you can take a walk back in time with the Kangaroo Point Natural History Project. Located in CT White and James Warner Parks, Kangaroo Point, the trail chronicles the work of early pioneers James Warner, Silvester Diggles, Frederick Manson Bailey, Cyril Tenison White and Oscar Tiegs through a series of interpretive signs.

The trails are an easy and entertaining way to spend a day getting to know the history and unique peculiarities of this wonderful city. For more information click here.

If long distance hiking is more your thing, click here to read about five Queensland trails.