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Paddling Distances

Distances are measured one way from the UQ Club Shed (km).
Estimated using Google earth and Google maps.

Be mindful that apparent distances will change considerably with tide, wind, weather conditions, route taken, and type of kayak used. Bold distances denote a northside feature.

UPSTREAM
 
01.0
Eleanor Schonell (Green) Bridge - University side pylon
 
02.47
Emmanuel College Jetty
 
02.64
Six mile rocks (green marker)
 
02.75
Kings college/park Jetty
 
03.42
Concrete Boat ramp - Park/Indooroopilly golf course
 
04.3
Long pocket Radio tower
 
05.2
Long pocket jetty (tap water & public toilets)
 
06.0
Tennyson Power station / Tennis centre
 
07.25
Oxley Creek
 
10.0
Walter Taylor (Indooroopilly), Albert (rail), and Jack Pesch (pedestrian) Bridges
 
10.4
Indooroopilly Canoe Club boat ramp
 
13.6
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary boat ramp
 
18.3
Centenary Bridge, Jindalee (Centenary Freeway)

DOWNSTREAM
01.13
Guyatt Park Citycat terminal
01.80
Sailing club jetty (Orleigh park)
01.91
Toowong Creek
02.40
Regatta Citycat terminal
03.25
Green Flea Markets at West end (BGS rowing shed)

Cityside

  04.5 Merivale Bridge (rail)
  04.8 William Jolly Bridge (Grey St)
  05.4 Victoria Bridge (Queen St - Melbourne St)
  06.0 South Bank Lagoons
  06.5 Goodwill Bridge (pedestrian) Southbank end
  06.6 Maritime Museum Jetty / Dry Dock
  06.6 QUT / Captain Cook Bridge (Freeway)/ Goodwill Bridge (city end)
  07.2 City Botanical Gardens (Upstream)
  07.3 Kangaroo Point Park harbour (Cliffs)
  07.7 City Botanical Gardens (downstream)
  08.3 Riverside markets
  08.8 Story Bridge and the beach at Kangaroo point
  09.9 Dockside
  11.1 Norman Creek mouth
+ 3.65 km past the bat colony and to the 2nd Norman creek bridge (Stanley St)
  11.5 New Farm park
  11.8 The Powerhouse

Extended

14.0
Bulimba Ferry Terminal
14.4
Cloudland...
15.0
Breakfast Creek
15.3
Breakfast Creek Hotel
20.0
Gateway Bridge
28.6
Fisherman's island (boat ramp at Lytton)
32
Brisbane River mouth

Bayside (sea kayaks)

34.7
St Helena island
35
Green island
39-40
Mud island
40
Sandgate/ Boondall Wetlands
40
Wellington Point
47
Cleveland Point
47-50
Redcliffe (south end)
52
Peel island
58
Dunwich (North Stradbroke island)
56-59
Redcliffe (north end)
70-87
Bribie island bridge
2600
Auckland, NZ

Google Earth

Data files for Brisbane (.kmz files)