On my way recently to an appointment in Brisbane’s CBD, driving via Ipswich Road, Mains Road and the Story Bridge my travelling partner while admiring the views as we crossed the Bridge suddenly said “look at that” there’s a beach down there right on the Brisbane River.
As a Brisbane southern suburbs resident who rarely ventures into the “big smoke,” I was amazed to hear “a beach on the Brisbane River.”
Now this needed further investigation and what I discovered was this amazing park and playground in the shadows of the Brisbane’s Story Bridge and just a ferry ride across the river from the Eagle Street Brisbane entertainment and restaurant precinct.
Check this out, Captain Burke Park – Kangaroo Point – Brisbane Qld.
Captain Burke Park, located at 117 Holman Street, Kangaroo Point is tucked away in the shadows of the Story Bridge with a small sandy beach (accessible at low tide) beside the river.
Have a picnic or barbecue while you admire the most stunning views of the river and the towering sky scrapers of Brisbane’s CBD. Also, within the Park you’ll find a nautical themed children’s playground, picnic tables, clean amenities and plenty of grassed areas to run around all designed to keep family and visitors fully entertained.
Drive and park, walk, run or cycle, Captain Burke park is very accessible. Metered parking is available and the walking and cycle tracks are all linked starting at Brisbane’s Soutbank. On you day out you can also stop and the Kangaroo Point Café for that morning coffee with one of the most sensational views of the river and Brisbane’s skyline. Check out my previous Blog,
Best Lookouts around Brisbane (Part 2) – Day Trip, (click here)for all your day out information.
Situated nearby and only a short walk up the hill from Captain Burke Park is the iconic Story Bridge Hotel. A great Hotel for a cold beverage with an extensive lunch and dinner menu.
Looking for something extra to add to your day, put on your Captain’s hat as we jump onboard the City Hopper Ferry which has a terminal at Holman street situated right next to Captain Burke Park. The City Hopper is free. You can cross the river to the Eagle Street entertainment precinct with more riverside board walks or stay onboard hopping on and off while enjoying the Brisbane River and city sights. City Hopper Ferry (click here for timetables and terminal locations).
Captain Burke Park really is a hidden gem with so much to see and do, it is well worth a day of sightseeing and exploration.