Brisbane has a new river walk and it’s a fabulous addition to the cities growing list of walk ways. The new Kingsford Smith Drive River Walk provides a great place to cycle, walk and run while taking in the river views.

The 1.2 kilometre River Walk is a standout feature of the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade and stretches from Bretts Wharf in the east to Cameron Rocks Reserve in the west.

I explored the walk way recently and was impressed with the easy access from Newstead House (although there is still works underway at this end of river walk), stunning new panorama adding a fresh perspective to views of Brisbane and the sheer width of the walk way, perhaps because I so often ran along the previous narrow footpath, in summary a very welcome and much needed upgrade.

Constructed along the Brisbane River at Hamilton, the River Walk provides a dedicated two-metre wide riverside pedestrian path separated from a three-metre wide, two-way off-road cycle path. Complete with shaded water stops conveniently positioned with seats, providing the perfect spot to stop and admire the views.

Kingsford Smith Drive is a major gateway to the city for tourists, visitors and residents and is being transformed into an urban corridor that maximises public access to the river and better facilitates traffic flow.

I highly recommend going for a walk or cycle along the new Kingsford Smith Drive River Walk soon, go all the way to Portside and once there enjoy a coffee or cold drink before heading back.

To see what the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade will look like once completed take a look at the video below.

Images & video credit – Brisbane City Council

Kingsford Smith Drive River Walk

Where – Kingsford Smith Drive

Open – now

Cost – free