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We’re all about getting motivated to stay fit and healthy in the New Year. Enjoying exercise is the number one way to commit to it. So we’ve rounded up our pick of the best outdoor exercise spots in and around Brisbane. These locations are perfect for an afternoon walk or a fun daytrip. Get outside, unwind and have some fun while burning calories.
1.Kangaroo Point Cliffs
This one’s a given. It’s one of Brisbane’s most iconic views. It’s great because it caters to different workout levels. There is the walkway along the bottom of the cliffs, which makes for a scenic afternoon walk. Or there are the infamous stairs up the cliff, offering an intense workout to anyone who’s up for it. The amazing view seems to override the pain of a tough workout. It’s an excellent choice for an afternoon walk or run, showcasing the very best Brisbane has to offer.
2. River Walkways
There’s a certain charm about walking along the Brisbane River. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs often get all the attention but there are other walking spots along the river that are equally promising. The Riverwalk stretches between New Farm and Howard St Wharves, making it a great track from New Farm right into the CBD. Alternatively, there’s the boardwalk that stretches from the Powerhouse Museum at New Farm along the river to Tenerife.
3. Wynnum to Manly
Walking from Elanora Park in Wynnum to the Lota Creek Boardwalk offers an 8km return track along the bay. This cool and breezy spot is perfect for a sunset walk. It offers great views of Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island, with pools, beaches and parks along the way. More than anything, this bayside walkway has a relaxing appeal, making it great for those days when you’re struggling to find motivation.
4. Mt Coolum
Another iconic Queensland spot. Mt Coolum is located about 1½ hours from Brisbane. It’s a local fave, offering a short but intense climb with tremendous views at the top. It takes anywhere between 20 to 45 minutes to reach the top, depending on your fitness level. The track is exposed to the sun which means it gets hot during summer, so it’s worth getting started early in the morning or going later in the afternoon. Mt Coolum is just one of the great hiking spots on offer at the Sunshine Coast, with other longer and more difficult tracks nearby at the Glass House Mountains.
5. Gold Coast Hinterland
The Gold Coast Hinterland has some of the best hiking spots in Australia. It’s perfect for a summer day trip, giving you the chance to explore one of the most scenic areas in Australia. For a closer option, there’s Mt Tambourine which offers plenty of shorter tracks. Most of these feature waterfalls and natural pools. For more ambitious options, Lamington National Park has over 320km of walking tracks, ranging from shorter scenic tracks to full day hikes. Make the most of a day off and take a break from Brisbane to visit these world heritage listed sites.
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Author: Muscle Coach Marketing Assistant, Katy Roubin