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.
Family-Friendly, Ferries and Rivers
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.
This bridge attracts visitors not only for its historical significance, but also for its spectacular bridge climb and its colorful nighttime lighting.
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.
Stroll through this inner-city oasis with lake, subtropical flowers, native plants, public art and water features.
Take a cosmic adventure with an enormous star projector, real artifacts from space missions and an observatory housed in Brisbane’s first planetarium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join a leisurely tour in a kayak on the Brisbane River, suitable for all ages and skill levels. See the city's main attractions, from Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Maritime Museum, and South Bank Parklands to the Story Bridge and Mowbray Park.