Cycling and mountain-biking around Brisbane
Brisbane has a growing network of great cycling trails and some excellent rides for tourists – a five-to-20-kilometre ride along the shores of the Brisbane River comes highly recommended. There is also a great ride from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre to Nudgee Beach via the Boondall Wetlands and a lookout. You can hire from several places, including Riverlife at Kangaroo Point and Valet Cycle Hire in the Botanic Gardens. Both these operators will provide you with some great ideas for a ride suitable to you, and Valet Cycle Hire will also deliver the bike to your accommodation.
One of the most exciting places for mountain bikers is Daisy Hill State Forest, with a range of tight, twisty tracks through the forest. If you have any time to look up you may also spot the odd koala.
A little outside the city, a 148-kilometre rail trail between Ipswich and Blackbutt is being progressively developed and opened to explore the scenic Brisbane Valley and the Blackbutt Range. At the time of publication about a quarter of the lovely route was open – you will need to obtain a key to unlock the gate (to prevent trail-bike riders and four-wheel drivers from entering).
Riverlife: (07) 3891 5766
Nearby Eco Activities
- Cycling the Sunshine Coast and hinterland
- Mount Coot-tha Forest
- Moreton Island
- Dolphin tours around Hervey Bay
- Indigenous concert - Brisbane
- Brisbane Forest Park
- Tamborine Mountain Distillery
- Hiking on Fraser Island
- Kayaking and canoeing in Brisbane
- North Stradbroke Island
- Rock climbing around Brisbane
- Wildlife tours around Brisbane
- Diving and snorkelling around Byron Bay
- City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, In city