|Distance: 40.2km||Total Distance: 2405.5km|
Our last day on this great adventure. We started at 9.30am and left the caravan park then quickly joined the V1. We are now within the Brisbane City limits and the dedicated cycle path was excellent although the signage wasn’t the best. We spent time cycling on the path next to the motorway then through a nice park. We ended up at Kangaroo Point in the heart of Brisbane. After taking some photos we navigated our way across the jumble of motorway roads to South Bank.
South Bank is a nice area with great views of the Brisbane CBD skyline. We sat and had lunch and people watched then carried on biking. We cycled along the riverbank on a nice cycleway and quiet roads. On getting to Highgate Hill we had to leave the riverbank and cycled up a very steep suburban road, possibly the steepest of the entire trip. Jen walked up the hill but Will wasn’t going to beaten by a hill at this stage of the trip. We then cycled across the excellent Eastern Busway bridge reserved for only buses, cyclists and pedestrians. Google Maps did an excellent job with this route as we next cycled through the university then on cycle path all the way to Indooroopilly. From there it was only a couple of km to Dave and Paula’s house.
We’ve done it! We’ve cycled 2400km from Melbourne to Brisbane. Today was unusual as we are sad to be finishing while elated to be finishing. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed this trip and have started planning other cycle touring trips. We have a week in Brisbane before flying home to NZ. We’ll write another post or two once we’ve relaxed and got used to not moving every day.
Highlight of today: Arriving in Brisbane!!