Kangaroo PointAustralia

Image for Kangaroo Point which includes a city, a bay or harbor and night scenes

Visit Kangaroo Point

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.

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
¥8,695
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,479 reviews)

"Very clean and organised. Staff were very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

The Point Brisbane Hotel
Kangaroo Point Central
Kangaroo Point Central
3 out of 5
721 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
¥7,322
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Situated in Kangaroo Point, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of The Gabba, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, and Kangaroo Point Cliffs. South Bank Parklands ...

3/5 (126 reviews)

"Location is great , right across the road from Pineapple pub and a pleasant walk to the Gabba. It is however ,quiet as well."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Kangaroo Point Central
Il Mondo Boutique Hotel
Il Mondo Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25-35 Rotherham Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
¥11,043
per night
Jan 7 - Jan 8

Situated in Kangaroo Point, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Street Pier, Story Bridge, and Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Brisbane Botanic Gardens and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (188 reviews)

"Quiet location and free parking that helps keep the cost down"…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Il Mondo Boutique Hotel

Popular things to do in Kangaroo Point

The Gabba
Image for The Gabba
trover photo by Trent Hall

The Gabba

4.5/5(18 reviews)

Catch an event at The Gabba during your trip to Kangaroo Point. Experience the fascinating museums and entertainment choices in this culturally-rich area.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs
Image for Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

4.5/5(23 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.

Story Bridge
Image for Story Bridge

Story Bridge

4.5/5(18 reviews)

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

Queen Street Mall
Image for Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall

4.5/5(229 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.

Roma Street Parkland
Image for Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland

4.5/5(102 reviews)

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

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Image for Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Take a cosmic adventure with an enormous star projector, real artifacts from space missions and an observatory housed in Brisbane’s first planetarium.

Top activities in Kangaroo Point

Brisbane River Kookaburra Showboat Lunch Cruise
Image for Brisbane River Kookaburra Showboat Lunch Cruise

Brisbane River Kookaburra Showboat Lunch Cruise

¥3,627

All aboard a traditional paddle wheeler to cruise down the Brisbane River to see many of the city's waterfront beauties. Relax on the deck of the boat as you cruise through town, and at mid-day get your appetite ready for a delicious buffet-style lunch menu.

Brisbane River Steamboat Cruise with Buffet Lunch
Image for Brisbane River Steamboat Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Brisbane River Steamboat Cruise with Buffet Lunch

¥4,811

Spend an afternoon on the Brisbane River aboard an iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle-wheeler for a relaxing outing with some of the city's best sights. This cruise combines a buffet lunch with live music on the venerable vessel, all as you admire sensational attractions along the waterfront.

Brisbane River Sightseeing Paddlewheeler Cruise
Image for Brisbane River Sightseeing Paddlewheeler Cruise

Brisbane River Sightseeing Paddlewheeler Cruise

¥3,018

Step aboard an iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle-wheeler for a cruise that shows you the spectacular sights along the Brisbane River. The fully restored steamboat gives you a look at some of the waterfront's best sights as you get a leisurely ride through Queensland's largest city.

Rock Climbing Adventure
Image for Rock Climbing Adventure

Rock Climbing Adventure

¥4,452

At the scenic Kangaroo Point Cliffs, discover the excitement of rock climbing, improve your technique, and marvel at the majestic Brisbane skyline standing proudly behind the city's rushing river. With expert instruction and equipment, this is a fantastic adventure for climbers of all skill levels.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb Experience
Image for Story Bridge Adventure Climb Experience

Story Bridge Adventure Climb Experience

¥9,734

Feel the exhilarating rush as you scale the iconic Story Bridge overlooking the scenic Brisbane River. Discover its interwoven steel constructs, climb to its best lookouts, or maybe even see the area spectacularly lit up at night.

City Kayaking Adventure
Image for City Kayaking Adventure

City Kayaking Adventure

¥3,697

Whether you are a Beginner or a Pro paddler, gear up and discover the scenic view of Brisbane city from a new perspective by kayaking under inner city bridges and through luminous reflections of the city on the beautiful river.

Reviews of Kangaroo Point

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
8
5 - Excellent 47.05882352941177%
4 - Good
7
4 - Good 41.1764705882353%
3 - Okay
2
3 - Okay 11.764705882352942%
2 - Disappointing
0
2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 - Good

Michele

Nov 15, 2018

Beautiful views, nice access to river ferry system, close to the Church of Jesus Christ Brisbane temple

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Kangaroo Point

Living it up in Eastern Australia
Image for Living it up in Eastern Australia

Living it up in Eastern Australia

Jet-setting like a rock star in Australia's wonderland