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Soutbank River Loop | © Tourism Queensland
Soutbank River Loop | © Tourism Queensland

Brisbane's Beautiful Running Routes

Picture of Kelly Hawke
Updated: 28 April 2017
For those who like to keep active and get some fresh air, Brisbane has a wonderful selection of riverside and park running routes. All are guaranteed to clear the mind and thrill you with the stunning scenery.



Enjoy a flat, paved, scenic route to see the landscape riverside of Brisbane. To put yourself through the paces, extend your run by heading towards the Breakfast Creek Bridge. Tip: For a nutritious, wholesome (and well-deserved) post-run energising meal, there are plenty of cafes dotted around the suburb to reward yourself!

Teneriffe Riverside, Teneriffe Brisbane 4005, Queensland

The River Loop

A popular route for those who are within the bustle of the city, the River Loop is the perfect post-work route. Begin your run from Eagle Street Pier along the boardwalk towards the Story Bridge, passing through Kangaroo Point and back via the Goodwill Bridge. Tip: For the fitness fanatics, put your legs to the test by climbing the Kangaroo Point stairs – the view is well worth it!

Brisbane River Loop, South Bank Brisbane 4010, Queensland

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Boasting panoramic views of Brisbane, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs are considered a workout hub. With endless trails that journey around the Brisbane River that are guided by beautiful landscaped gardens, there are plenty of routes for you to enjoy.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Kangaroo Point Brisbane 4169, Queensland

Kedron Brook Bikeway

Offering the most picturesque views at dawn and dusk, this route is paved by concrete paths to guide you through your run. This gem in the middle of Brisbane’s northern suburbs is the perfect place for both the amateurs and experienced runners.

Kedron Brook Bikeway, Kedron Brisbane 4031, Queensland

Mt Coot-tha

Enjoy running through scenic nature trails? Mt Coot-tha offers plenty of nature-inspired routes to explore for all running abilities. Once completed, enjoy the spectacular landscape of Brisbane City that stretches from North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island and the southern ranges, from the top of Mt Coot-tha.

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Brisbane 4066, Queensland