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All-Day Abseil


Abseil Brisbane this weekend with our new flexible all-day abseiling option! Simply book in for Friday or Saturday and join us at a time that suits you (between 10am – 2pm). With safety briefings every hour, you can be flexible with your arrival working your abseil around the kid’s sports or your all-important lunch plans. It’s never been easier to get out and abseil Brisbane… see you on the cliffs!

Abseiling at Riverlife

Looking for a thrill? Abseil Brisbane at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Start at the top of the cliffs before you step off the edge, 20 metres from the parkland below. As soon as you reach the top, stand back and enjoy the uninterrupted view of Brisbane. Watch city cats, ferries and kayaks meander the iconic Brisbane River while you wait in anticipation for your name to be called. When it is your turn, step up to the edge, take a breath and begin your abseil.

Let our experienced abseiling instructor’s help you conquer your fears and guide you safely over the edge while you experience the extreme rush that comes when you abseil Brisbane Kangaroo Point Cliffs. With trust overcoming natural instinct, you will be abseiling down the 20 metre high cliffs in no time.

Riverlife abseiling sessions are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing and equipment. Participants must be at least 8 years of age.

*The minimum age for abseiling is 8 years old.

What is Abseiling?

Abseiling is a controlled descent over a vertical drop. There are two important parts in that definition: controlled and vertical drop. It is also known as rappelling from the French word rappeller. This translates to ‘to recall’ or ‘to pull through’. 

Let’s start with the vertical drop. This can be anything from a cliff-face to a building, or even a bridge over at Story Bridge Adventure Climb! This makes Abseiling one of the most versatile adventure activities available. 

The most important part of Abseiling is control. At Kangaroo Point, our abseil activity is approximately a 20m descent. At this kind of height, it is essential that the descent is safe and controlled. This control will be managed by both you as the participant and one of our fully-qualified guides. Our guide will do all the heavy lifting, all you as the participant needs to do is feed the rope through your hand and slowly walk down. Don’t worry, all this is explained and demonstrated before your abseil.

About Brisbane and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs

When on a Brisbane abseil at Riverlife there are some incredible views of Brisbane. The high vantage point of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs showcases Brisbane better than anywhere else. But there is more to this spot than stunning sunsets! Check out these fast facts about Brisbane and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs:

  • The Kangaroo Point Cliffs is a natural cliff face. European settler, John Oxley, described Kangaroo Point as a “high, rocky bank” surrounded by “jungle” in 1823.
  • The cliffs have changed a lot since then! From 1829 – 1976, the cliffs were quarried. Brisbane Tuff is the unique, volcanic extract from the cliffs. The heritage-listed Commissariat Store and The Old Windmill, both located in the CBD, were constructed using Brisbane Tuff.
  • Brisbane was the busiest submarine port in the world during World War II. Dozens of ships on their way to Pearl Harbor were diverted to Brisbane for safety. Hundreds of wharves for docked ships filled the Brisbane River by December 1943, complete with building and repair facilities.
  • Brisbane is also the birthplace of the classic Australian treat, the Lamington! French chef Armand Galland accompanied Lord & Lady Lamington to Brisbane in 1900 to cook for them. The Lamington’s were always hosting uninvited guests and Chef Armand was at his wit’s end! In a pinch, he took a slab of day-old french sponge cake, iced it with chocolate and coconut, and voila! The Lamington was born.


Session TypePriceTime Table
ADULT$65 pp10am - 2pm - safety briefings every hour
CHILD$55 pp10am - 2pm - safety briefings every hour
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Corporate and Group Bookings

Riverlife has exciting adventure packages to do with your team, group or friends! Add on some catering and drinks. It’s affordable, fun and perfect for your next social club, Christmas or staff party, team-building or family day out! Visit our Private Group and Team Building Page for more information.

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