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10 Best Adventures In Brisbane

December 9, 2021

Looking for things to do in Brisbane?

Are you looking for an exciting, new adventure in Brisbane? Well, look no further. We’ll take you on a journey through the 10 best adventures in Brisbane. Whether it be climbing or kayaking, abseiling or river cruising, there is an adventure here for everyone!

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One of the most popular adventures is to hire a kayak and go explore all the hidden gems of Queensland’s capital city! The Brisbane river is an excellent place for kayakers of all ages and abilities as there are many different spots to paddle. Beginners will be able to enjoy the calmer areas whilst more experienced kayakers can tackle some of the tougher rapids. If you’re feeling a little unsure, a guided tour is a fantastic option. Riverlife Outdoor Adventure Centre offer a range of different tours, catering to all levels. Their highly qualified instructors will show you the ropes, make sure you feel safe and take you to the best places along the river.

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Day Kayak Adventure

Brisbane River

Twilight Kayak Adventure

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Twilight Kayak & Grazing Board

Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

For daredevils and adventure lovers, rock climbing is a fantastic Brisbane activity. This fun, adrenaline-filled activity will see you scaling cliff walls and rockfaces and conquering your fears.
There are many different places to rock climb in Brisbane, but one of the best is Kangaroo Point Cliffs! These cliffs stretch for an incredible three kilometres and offer a range of climbing grades from beginner to expert. Not only will reaching the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs give you an incredible feeling of accomplishment but it will also give you breathtaking, panoramic views of Brisbane!

Riverlife Adventure Centre’s Climbing Tours are a fantastic way to try your hand at climbing or build upon existing skills. Their highly qualified instructors will guide you through your rock climbing experience, making sure you feel safe and secure at all times and have the best time possible.

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Day Rock Climb Adventure

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Twilight Rock Climb Adventure

If you are looking for a way to see the city from above then look no further than The Story Bridge Adventure Climb. This climb will see you scaling the iconic Brisbane landmark, exploring its history
and reaching heights of 179 metres! The climbing experience is guided by qualified instructors and you will be hooked on safety, making this climb a fantastic adventure to remember. Climbing tours also cater to children (6 years and up) so bring your family along too and spend the day exploring Brisbane from above. The views from the top are breathtaking so don’t forget to have your camera ready once you reach the top.

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Twilight Bridge Climb

Stand up paddleboarding is a great way to experience the water in a different, low-impact way. It is a fantastic way to build on your fitness and core strength while experiencing the beautiful water of Enoggera Reservoir. Stand up paddleboarding is a fantastic, family-friendly adventure that kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy.

At the Enoggera Reservoir, the water is calm and there are plenty of spots to stop off, take in the view and enjoy a picnic lunch. Keep your eyes out for wildlife, you will spot turtles making their home in the water, birds soaring through the skies and fish jumping out of the water! If you don’t have your own board that’s ok. Stand up paddleboards are available for hire from Walkabout Creek Adventure Centre located along the Reservoir’s shores.

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Stand-up Paddleboard hire

Riding around the city

Explore multiple sites and attractions in one day with a zippy scooter ride. A scooter ride will have you exploring many of Brisbane’s famous landmarks and suburbs like South Bank, Kangaroo Point and more on your very own personalised tour. There are plenty of places to stop off, look at the view or grab lunch too. Lime Scooters and Neuron Scooters offer a fixed rate to unlock a vehicle and then per minute to ride. This is a great option if you are looking to zip between locations at high speed without worrying about traffic. If you are looking for a longer, more scenic ride, hiring an Urb-E from Riverlife Adventure Centre is a more affordable option. For just $35 you get all-day access to your own Urb-E. This means you can take as long as you like and stop off at the sights along the way without worrying about traffic.

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Guided Urb-e Tour

Visit the Botanic Gardens

If you are looking for a lush, peaceful adventure then head to the Botanic Gardens. Located in Brisbane’s CBD, this is one of Australia’s oldest gardens and it’s perfect if you want to spend some time outdoors with your friends and family. Take a walk around the beautiful grounds admiring the views while learning about botany and getting up close and personal with the wildlife. You will spot kangaroos, koalas and wombats in their natural habitat roaming around freely! The Botanic Gardens are also great for picnic’s, so pack a basket of your favourite snacks and enjoy the day in one of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets.

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Brisbane is such a fun, vibrant city with plenty of adventures to choose from. Whether you’d like to explore the city on a scooter, embark on an action-packed activity get up close and personal with nature at some of Brisbane’s most iconic parks, there are plenty of adventures waiting for you.

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