No other area of Brisbane can match Kangaroo Point for its location and natural beauty. Kangaroo Point Features river and city views, the beautiful Kangaroo Point cliffs and Brisbane’s most recognisable icon, the famous Story Bridge.
This a guide on the best things to do in Kangaroo Point. If you’re looking for more things to do in Brisbane, click here.
Things to do in Kangaroo Point
The great thing about Kangaroo Point is that you can enjoy the area for free, or you can choose from a number of adventure packed activities. I will start with the free things to do in Kangaroo Point.
Walk along the Brisbane River
The Kangaroo Point waterfront hosts some of the best views in Brisbane, so you can be sure that you will enjoy a waterfront walk. You can start out at the Kangaroo Point cliffs and walk all the way along the river to Southbank.
Ride a bike around Kangaroo Point
If you aren’t in the mood for a walk, you can hire a bike and ride along the waterfront instead. You will find a Bike station at Kangaroo Point where you can hire a bike by inserting your credit card. The bike can be returned to the same location or any other bike station location in Brisbane.
Take the City Hooper
Brisbane City has a free boat service called the City Hooper, that transports passengers around the city. The City Hooper service runs between 6 am and midnight, seven days a week, stopping at these locations:
- North Quay
- South Bank 3
- Maritime Museum
- Thornton Street
- Eagle Street Pier
- Holman Street
- Sydney Street.
Why not jump on board and do a loop of Brisbane City.
Run the Kangaroo Point Cliff stairs
Another free thing to do in Kangaroo Point for all the fitness fanatics out there. No matter the time of day you visit, you can guarantee that people will be getting their daily dose of exercise on the Kangaroo Point stairs.
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Wine and Dine
There is no shortage of cafes and restaurants in Kangaroo Point. You could literally hop from one to another all day.
Get Adventurous in Kangaroo Point
If you’re looking for something different to do, Kangaroo Point has you covered. The range of adventure activities is endless.
Climb the Story Bridge
For 360- degree panoramic views of the Brisbane region, you can climb the 72 meters high Story Bridge. Not only will it provide amazing views, it is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. The story bridge climb is open from 9 am to 10 pm, so you can choose a day or night time tour.
Rock Climb or abseiling at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs
If running up and down the cliffs don’t excite you, why not try rock climbing or abseiling? Both activities are guaranteed to excite!
Kayak along the Brisbane River
Kayaking along the Brisbane River will allow you to see Kangaroo Point from a different angle. You can choose between daytime or sunset tours.
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Getting around Brisbane
You can get around Brisbane by ferry, bus, train, taxi, uber or foot.
If you plan to take public transport – ferry, bus or train, it is recommended to purchase a Go Card. A Go Card allows you to swipe on and off public transport with ease. The Go Card is a Translink initiative, that can be used on the city’s buses, trains, CityCats and ferry services. The Go Card also works on the Gold Coast.
Brisbane City also has a free bus service, the City Loop Bus. This service is available from Monday to Friday only between 7 am and 6pm and runs every 10 minutes. And don’t forget about the free Brisbane City Hooper, the boat service I mentioned above.
If these options don’t work for you, the local taxi or uber service will get you to where you need to go, and in some cases, you may be able to walk. Brisbane is a pedestrian-friendly city!
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