A Taste of Brighton
Time: 60 minutes
Distance: 2.3 kilometres
Difficulty: easy, two small hills
Seats: St Andrews Church, Wilson Reserve, Brighton Town Hall Gardens
Melway Reference: 67 F10
Bus Routes: 216, 219, 600, 703, 811-2, 823, 922-3
Wheelchair access: Sealed footpath entire walk, except Wilson Reserve
Parking: Carpenter or Wilson Street Brighton
Toilets: Brighton Library (Library opening hours only)
Download - A Taste of Brighton trail map (PDF, 104KB)
1. The trail begins and ends at the historic Brighton Town Hall which is set among three acres of well maintained parks and gardens.
2. Walk south along Carpenter Street towards the renowned Church Street shopping village. On your right you’ll discover the old Brighton Court House which is now a vibrant Youth Centre. Adjacent you’ll find three sculptures by Slavljub Tumbas representing the emergence of the new “City of Bayside”.
3. The building located at 58 Carpenter Street was built before 1861 and was originally used as a brewery.
4. On your arrival at Church Street, turn right and explore the variety of boutiques and eating establishments.
5. When you’ve finished taking in the atmosphere of Church Street, take a walk past St Andrew’s Restaurant which was originally built in 1857. Visit the graveyard at the rear of St Andrew’s Church which dates back to 1844. Venture inside the church and take in the beauty of its banners, embroidery, murals, stained glass windows, sculpture and organ.
6. Continue to follow the trail along the Cramer Public Walkway which passes through the grounds of Brighton Grammar School.
7. The end of the walkway will bring you to Outer Crescent where you’ll find the Brighton Recreational Centre. Wilson Reserve is also a peaceful place to rest.
8. As you near the end of the trail, you pass the delightful St Cuthbert’s Church which was built in 1889.
9. Next stop is the Bayside Council Chambers, located above the Brighton Library. Adjacent you’ll see the bronze sculpture by local sculptor Charles Douglas Richardson, “The Cloud 1900”. He bequeathed many of his paintings and sculptures to the Citizens of Brighton in 1931.
10. We finish this trail back at the Brighton Town Hall, now home to numerous art and cultural groups. Opposite the Town Hall, you’ll notice Kyatt’s Hotel which was built in 1881 and was originally called the Court House Hotel.
Page last updated: 10 Sep 2013