River Paddling Distances

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

Be aware 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)