Get active in Brisbane

By Adeline Soh

With clear blue skies and a pulsing river, Brisbane is an adventurous urban metropolis with a relaxes vibe. Explore stunning natural assets such as World Heritage rainforests, mountain peaks and a pristine bay, or immerse yourself in ancient Aboriginal culture. Brisbane is all about urban adventure, so be sure to join in when you are in Brisbane.

What you can do in Brisbane?

Tours – Meeanjin Cultural Knowledge Tours
Uncover the history and culture of Brisbane through the eyes of its traditional custodians. Gain insights into the presence of Aboriginal art within the urban landscape, listen to age-old wisdom that has been transmitted across generations, and witness poignant cultural presentations. BlackCard Cultural Tours presents a chance to delve beneath the veneer of the contemporary city, offering an authentic, inviting, and culturally encompassing introduction to Brisbane.

Blackcard Cultural Tours
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Wine – Grapes in the City
City Winery is only the third CBD-based winery in Australia. Join the team at City Winery to enjoy a wine blending workshop. Guests will learn the art of blending wines and techniques the winemaker employs and what they’re looking for to achieve the perfect taste and texture profile. From wine tasting to wine blending workshops, City Winery Brisbane has experiences for everyone. Explore the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cities with our exclusive travel to Australia package, offering an unforgettable adventure-filled journey experience.

City Winery Brisbane
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Wildlife – Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – the world’s first & largest koala sanctuary, is located in Fig Tree Pocket, just 12km (a 15-minute drive) from Brisbane CBD. Meet 130 koalas and 100 native species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Koalas aren’t the only Aussie animal you’ll meet; the sanctuary is also home to dingoes, wombats, kangaroos and more. There are a few wildlife tours available at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Guest can also participate in their Animal Sponsorships – sponsoring a Lone Pine animal is the perfect way to support not only our wildlife, but also their wild counterparts.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – Entry
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Nature – Climb Mt Coot-Tha
Mt Coot-Tha is the closest mountain to the Brisbane CBD offering a panoramic view of the city, ways to spend a day and the perfect spot for a picnic. One of the primary attractions at Mount Coot-tha is the panoramic viewpoint from the summit. This location is particularly popular for watching the sunrise or sunset. At the base of the mountain, you’ll find the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha. It covers 52 hectares and features a wide variety of plant species from both Australia and around the world.

Mt Coot-tha
Photo credit: Matthew Taylor/Tourism and Events Queensland


Sky-High – Touch the Sky with The Story Bridge Climb
Brisbane’s must do experience, the Story Bridge Adventure Climb is a truly unique and memorable adventure. The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is one of the only three bridge climbs in the world. The one and a half to two hour experience includes a unique journey up over the bridge’s superstructure to the 80-metre summit which provides magnificent uninterrupted 360 degree views of Brisbane City, the river, mountain ranges and islands. One of only three such experiences in the world, the Story Bridge Adventure Climb also provides fascinating commentary about the history and heritage of both the bridge and city surrounds.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb
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Icon – Wheel of Brisbane
An iconic landmark sketched upon the South Bank skyline, the Wheel of Brisbane is a breathtaking way to soak up spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane’s cityscape, landmarks and famous river. The awe-inspiring design is 60 metres high and feature 42 fully enclosed and air-conditioning gondolas. A ride on the Wheel typically spans 10 to 15 minutes and includes a captivating pause at its zenith. Each gondola is equipped with an audio system that imparts insights into the city’s historical landmarks. Visitors have the choice to enjoy the sights during the day, a romantic sunset journey, or the city’s sparkling nocturnal lights, with all rides accompanied by an informative audio tour of Brisbane’s landscape.

South Bank Parkland
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Adventure – Riverlife
Riverlife is an urban adventurer’s meccas as well as a beautiful location for evens and functions. The best bit is that all the activities take place on Riverlife’s front door: the Brisbane River and surrounds. Get stuck into rock climbing or abseiling on the Kangaoroo Point Cliffs and kayaking or electric biking. Amonth the popular activity us Abseil The Kangaroo Points Cliffs – 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 while you are on business travel to Australia!

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Getaway – Design your own Helicopter Tour
Elite Helicopters Brisbane enable you to devise tailor-made helicopter packages. With an extensive industry connections, expertise and thinking, the team can create all kinds of trip combinations from coastal experiences to ‘best mate gateway bonding’ and of course romantic journeys for two.

Elite Helicopters
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Nightlife in Brisbane
Brisbane’s vibrant nightlife includes traditional watering holes, charming bars, hidden live music venues in laneways, and spacious concert halls, ensuring plenty of options to keep the party going. Fortitude Valley, Australia’s largest live music precinct, comes alive with bands and nightclubs. For dining, explore Howard Smith Wharves (located beneath the Story Bridge, its waterfront home boasts 13 restaurants, cafes, bars, event spaces and a hotel), Fish Lane, or Eat Street Northshore. Enjoy cocktails at rooftop bars with panoramic views, or discover hidden alleyways with boutique bars for a cheeky whisky or a visit to a wine bar.

Photo credit: Richard Greenwood/ Tourism and Events Queensland

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