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Day Abseil Adventure

Looking for a thrill? Try Abseiling Brisbane’s 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.



90 minutes

Wed & Fri - 3pm | Sat & Sun - 9am & 3pm

About this adventure

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.

Private Group Booking

Looking to adventure with a group? We have private group bookings for participants of 6 or more people. If you are wanting to experience abseiling the Kangaroo Point Cliffs with your own personal guide, visit our Private Group Packages for more information and booking.

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.

The Kangaroo point cliffs

The Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a natural landmark that dominates the inner-city suburb of Kangaroo Point. Quarried from 1829 – 1976, the well-maintained 25m cliff face is the perfect spot for a picnic or BBQ. Or for those more daring, the cliffs are publicly available for use to climb and abseil!


  • What is the minimum age?
    The minimum age for the Day Abseil Tour is 8 years old. Children 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult. However, this adult does not need to abseil.
  • Are there any weight or height restrictions?
    There are no height restrictions for this activity. Maximum weight for this activity is 120kg. Our maximum harness circumference is 47 inches.
  • What do I wear?
    Wear comfortable pants that move easily, e.g. activewear, and enclosed shoes. Showers and change rooms are available onsite for your convenience.
  • How long does the tour run for?
    Our guided abseiling experiences run for 1.5 hours. 
  • Do I need any experience?
    No! Our highly-qualified abseiling instructors will guide you through your entire experience making sure you are confident on the cliffs. 
  • I am afraid of heights, should I do this experience?
    Yes! Our amazing instructors will hold your hand through the entire experience ensuring you are safe and confident before you take the plunge! Our equipment is state of the art and regularly maintained for your safety. 
  • Where do I meet for the tour?You will be abseiling from on top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs but we ask that you please come the Riverlife Adventure Centre, Naval Stores, Kangaroo Point, to begin your adventure experience.
  • Can I book at a time that’s not advertised?
    Yes! We accept private group bookings (6 pax minimum) at any time of your choosing during opening hours. Book this here. 


  • Activewear or clothes you can move in (no dresses or skirts)
  • Closed-in shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sense of adventure



  • 90 minute guided abseiling session with qualified instructor
  • Safety briefing
  • All abseiling and safety equipment
  • Lockers available for hire for personal belongings
  • Showers and change rooms


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