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Kangaroo PointBrisbane

Striking cliffs line the river at this inner-city location, where Brisbane locals come to get active and spend time outdoors.

Kangaroo Point is an exercise-junkie’s paradise that boasts a prime location right in the heart of the city.

Stroll along the boardwalk that winds through 3 miles (5 kilometers) of scenic parklands and take in the views across the stately Brisbane River. Check out the City Botanic Gardens on the opposite bank and enjoy unparalleled views of the iconic Story Bridge from the top of the cliffs.

If you’re feeling brave, book in for the Story Bridge Adventure Climb then finish off an exciting day with a drink at one of the pubs or restaurants tucked right under the bridge.

Visit this area in the evening to see local rock climbers scale the floodlit Kangaroo Point Cliffs, or put on a harness and have a go yourself at a climbing session where you’ll be in the safe hands of an experienced instructor.

The sight of the city lights reflected on the water creates the perfect atmosphere for a picnic, so bring some supplies and cook a meal on the free electric barbecues dotted throughout the park.

Paddle up the swirling waters of the river on one of the kayak tours run by the local adventure center. Other activities on offer include rollerblading, abseiling and stand-up paddleboarding.

Rent a bicycle to explore the trails that run all the way to the famous South Bank Parklands nearby. This ride will take you past bustling waterfront cafés and tranquil patches of mangroves before ending at Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct.

Catch the ferry from the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal across to Eagle Street Pier, a waterfront district famous for high-end dining and trendy bars.

Stay in the wide variety of accommodations on offer in the streets behind the Kangaroo Point Cliffs; this remains one of the most convenient locations to be based while exploring Brisbane. Eat at one of the restaurants clustered on Main Street, where low-key options are great for those nights when you don’t want to strain your budget.

The central suburb of Kangaroo Point is easy to access and offers the rare chance for an outdoor adventure right in the middle of the urban jungle.


Popular places to visit in Kangaroo Point

The Gabba
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The Gabba

4.5/5(18 reviews)

Catch an event at The Gabba during your trip to Brisbane. Amble around this culturally rich area's riverfront or experience its fascinating museums.

Story Bridge
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Story Bridge

4.5/5(20 reviews)

This bridge attracts visitors not only for its historical significance, but also for its spectacular bridge climb and its colorful nighttime lighting. 

Kangaroo Point Cliffs
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Kangaroo Point Cliffs

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Enjoy one of Brisbane’s best spots for sunset drinks with panoramic views over the glinting city skyscrapers, the winding river and the City Botanic Gardens.

Queen Street Mall
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Queen Street Mall

4.5/5(247 reviews)

Shop for books or fashion, grab a bite to eat in a restaurant or bar and watch street performers entertain the crowds along Brisbane’s central shopping district.

South Bank Parklands
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South Bank Parklands

4.5/5(130 reviews)

Swim in the sparkling water of an inner-city beach, stroll through lush gardens and taste gourmet gelato all while staying close to Brisbane’s busy downtown area.

Roma Street Parkland
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Roma Street Parkland

4.5/5(107 reviews)

Stroll through this inner-city oasis with lake, subtropical flowers, native plants, public art and water features.

Top things to do in Kangaroo Point

Brisbane River Steamboat Cruise with Buffet Lunch
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Brisbane River Steamboat Cruise with Buffet Lunch

¥5,704
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Brisbane River High Tea Cruise
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Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

¥5,445
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
City Kayaking Adventure
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City Kayaking Adventure

¥3,539
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Story Bridge Adventure Climb Experience
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Story Bridge Adventure Climb Experience

¥9,820
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Brisbane Sunset Abseiling at Kangaroo Point
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Brisbane Sunset Abseiling at Kangaroo Point

¥5,873
Per adult
Tour Springbrook and Mt Tamborine
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Tour Springbrook and Mt Tamborine

¥11,057
Per adult

Top Hotels in Kangaroo Point

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Point Brisbane Hotel
The Point Brisbane Hotel
4.5 out of 5
21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
The price is ¥13,486 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17

This family-friendly Brisbane hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Eagle Street Pier. Story Bridge ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,529 reviews)

"We stayed here in early Jan 2020 incl. breakfast - check-in & check-out went smoothly, the Executive Suite was prepared, clean, with very nice view over the city (the only a bit disturbing thing for us was the main street near the hotel). Breakfast - good selection of food, fresh products. The hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

The Point Brisbane Hotel
Bridgewater Apartments
Bridgewater Apartments
4 out of 5
55 Baildon Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
The price is ¥9,228 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15

Located in Kangaroo Point, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent's Hospital Brisbane, Howard Smith Wharves, and Story Bridge. Brisbane Botanic ...

4.1/5Very Good! (489 reviews)

"Great location we have lovely views of Brisbane river and story bridge. Apartment was very comfortable and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Bridgewater Apartments
Central Dockside Apartment Hotel
Central Dockside Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
The price is ¥8,567 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20

Located in Kangaroo Point, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Street Mall and The Gabba. Roma Street Parkland and Tivoli are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (774 reviews)
Amazing Views of Kangaroo Point Brisbane.

"The stay was amazing as were the views from our balcony. Our visit could have been improved with free parking and access to Wi-Fi for more than one device. We were given cafe coupons and this was well received."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Central Dockside Apartment Hotel
Shaftson
Shaftson
2.5 out of 5
9-19 Castlebar Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
The price is ¥7,083 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Kangaroo Point, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent's Hospital Brisbane and The Gabba. Story Bridge and Mater Private ...

1/5 (1 review)

"Do not stay here. A terrible hotel. Didn’t even get soap with the room."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Shaftson
Paramount Motel
Paramount Motel
3.5 out of 5
649 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
The price is ¥7,420 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

Located in Kangaroo Point, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent's Hospital Brisbane, The Gabba, and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. South Bank ...

4.1/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"Great introduction to our life in Brisbane Awesome location"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Paramount Motel
Modern Studio Apartment With Pool And Amazing Views
Modern Studio Apartment With Pool And Amazing Views
3.5 out of 5
O'Connell Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Located in Kangaroo Point, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Vincent's Hospital Brisbane, The Gabba, and Story Bridge. Eagle Street Pier and ...

Modern Studio Apartment With Pool And Amazing Views

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