Day 79: Brisbane!!!

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!!

The V1 cycle path next to the motorway

The V1 cycle path next to the motorway





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7 comments to Day 79: Brisbane!!!

  1. Sally says:

    Fantastic achievement! Look forward to catching up when you get back. LOve from Leo, Riley, Michael & Sally

  2. Joshua Wheeler says:

    I can’t believe you made it.
    Also I am enjoying you blog a lot naoise wheeler

  3. Katrina says:

    Congrats guys – have so enjoyed reading your blog and travelling along with you. Look forward to hearing plans of next adventure. Enjoy your R & R in Brisbane – you have well and truely earned it. katrina.
    PS Hope wee guy recovered well from the chicken pox – haven’t read an update so have been wondering. That’s the Nana coming out in me! x

  4. Joe says:

    Congratulations on reaching your goal. I’ve enjoyed following your journey since Newcastle. I hope you haven’t become too used to the warm winter and find the return to a Wanaka winter a great shock.

  5. sarah macnab says:

    awesome efforts.. i would love to see the pics.. it inspires me… i want to cycle round japan.,.. keen?

  6. Lee says:

    Fan..bloody..tastic well done you two, an amazing achievement. Currently drinking cider at pub in Cooktown QLD. You both enjoy your break, see you in the Wanaka winter…love Lee

  7. Lydia says:

    Love the difference between our journeys, and super excited to see you guys and hear all the hilarious things youi’ll have to tell. Congrats and i KNOW you cycled around the city toi make the 2400km mark! excellent

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