Goodwill Bridge via Clem Jones Promenade

1 h to 1 h 45 min

20 min to 45 min
1 h to 2 h 15 min

4.3 km
return

↑ 15 m
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Easy track
Starting from the western end of Kurilpa Bridge, South Brisbane, this return walk takes you to the scenic Goodwill Bridge via the SouthBank Boardwalk and Clem Jones Promenade. The iconic bridge of Brisbane will provide you with panoramic views over Brisbane River, as different types of ferries and boats pass under you. But the bridge is not the only place you can get great urban views. The track passes by all kinds of scenic spots such as the renowned Streets Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe and enjoy the scenery. With the track being wheelchair accessible and safe for kids, you can enjoy this one with your whole family. That includes your dog too, but he/she has to be on a leash. Don’t worry about a hungry stomach as you’ll be passing by multiple cafes and restaurants along the way. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.4697708,153.0171363)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Hale Street, M3
  • Turn on to Hale Street, M3 then drive for 55 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 35 m
  • Continue and drive for another 450 m
  • Turn left onto Montague Road and drive for another 250 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 and drive for another 80 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the start of the SouthBank Boardwalk under Kurilpa Bridge, head towards the State Library of Queensland along the timber boardwalk with railings, keeping the river to your left. Pass by the said library to your right, then pass under Victoria Bridge to continue along Goodwill Bridge via Clem Jones Promenade Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m continue straight.
Keep left.
We are shipwrecked and landlocked (about 65 m back from the start).
After 80 m pass the water tap (7 m on your left).
This water tap is wheelchair accessible.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 150 m pass the "GOMA Café Bistro" (35 m on your right).
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After another 70 m pass the "The World Turns" (7 m on your right).
Then pass the "tow row" (105 m on your right).
After another 35 m pass the water tap (7 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 190 m pass the "Paradigm Maquette" (115 m on your right).
Then pass the "The Library Cafe" (90 m on your right).
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After another 110 m pass the "Approaching Equilibrium" (30 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 130 m continue straight.
After another 30 m pass the "Offshoot" (60 m on your right).
After another 6 m pass the "Sisters" (105 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the "Leviathan Play" (135 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 30 m pass the "The Bistro" (95 m on your right).
This cafe is wheelchair accessible.
There is a sign (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Russell Street & Clem Jones Promenade) continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 15 m pass the "Champ Kitchen and Bar" (105 m on your right).
This cafe is wheelchair accessible.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 10 m pass the water tap (on your right).
After another 120 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your right).
After another 8 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 25 m pass the water tap (10 m on your right).
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 125 m pass the water tap (7 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 40 m pass the water tap (10 m on your right).
After another 40 m pass the artwork (20 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 45 m pass a seat (15 m on your right)., has no backrest.
Then pass the "Jem" (75 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 65 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (20 m on your right).
At the intersection of Clem Jones Promenade & South Bank 3 continue straight.
After another 45 m pass the "Confucius" (40 m on your right).
After another 6 m pass the water tap (15 m on your left).
Then head through the bollard.
Then pass the "River Quay Green" (on your left).
After another 15 m pass the "Mates" (45 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 35 m pass the playground (30 m on your right).
Then pass the "River Quay Fish" (8 m on your right).
After another 60 m pass the "Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar" (7 m on your right).
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Continue straight, to head along Clem Jones Promenade.
After another 15 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
After another 7 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 15 m veer left.
Then pass the "Stokehouse" (on your left).

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The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional little side trip taking you to a pier, where you can sit and have a riverside picnic. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 25 m veer left.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Sidon Street.
After another 35 m pass the pay phone (8 m on your left).
Then pass the water tap (7 m on your left).
At the intersection of Sidon Street & Stanley Street turn left (a highway|cycleway).
After another 10 m continue straight.
Then cross the bridge
After another 95 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your right).
After another 200 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn left.
Then cross the bridge
After another 15 m pass the "Brendan's Cafe on the Goodwill Bridge" (on your left).
This cafe is wheelchair accessible.
Continue another 15 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.1 km to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.

An optional little side trip taking you to a pier, where you can sit and have a riverside picnic.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 4 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 4 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Goodwill Bridge via Clem Jones Promenade


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 4.3 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 1.2 km from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.4 km apart with the largest gap of 2.7 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.2 km[toilet]
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