Abseiling for kids in Brisbane
Are you looking for a family activity that perfectly combines quality time and confidence-building with breath taking views of some of Brisbane’s most beautiful destinations? If so, abseiling may be perfect for you and your family!
The two most popular destinations for abseiling in Brisbane and surrounding areas are Kangaroo Point and the Glasshouse Mountains. We have detailed each location below.
Abseiling in the Glasshouse Mountains
The Glass House Mountains, located about 60km North of Brisbane, is a stunning location that boasts beautiful fresh air and fantastic scenic views. In the Glasshouse Mountains, all abseiling skill levels are catered for; making it a great place for abseiling for kids in Brisbane who are looking for a new and exciting activity. The minimum age of participants varies between providers, but can be anywhere between 8 and 10 years of age. It is also required by most companies that anyone between the ages of 8 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult; giving you a great excuse to join in the fun with your kids.
How much does it cost?
The ball park price for abseiling adventures in the Glasshouse Mountains is around $135 per person for a full day of abseiling, but please do check with individual companies for up-to-date pricing. Considering what you’re paying for, it’s definitely worth the cost to ensure safety with a reputable company. Included in the price you can expect a full day experience, with most packages offering limitless abseils during your session time. After a safety briefing, and in the hands of your highly qualified instructors, you and your kids will be all set for an entire day of adventure.
Fitness levels required to abseil
Whilst the action of abseiling itself will not be exceedingly strenuous, a hike is required to reach most sites. This will require a moderate fitness level, but is yet another opportunity to appreciate the beautiful natural surroundings of the Glasshouse Mountains. On an adventure like this, it’s important to stay hydrated and keep your energy levels up. Most abseiling companies do not cater, so it’s important to bring plenty of water and easily portable/non-perishable food and snacks to keep you going throughout the day. To make sure everyone is comfy all day, clothes should be non-restrictive, and footwear should be enclosed and good for hiking.
Some companies to check out if you would like to learn more about abseiling for kids and families in the Glasshouse Mountains –
Abseiling at Kangaroo Point
Kangaroo Point also offers a great opportunity for abseiling for kids in Brisbane, with many features that are unique to the location. Found adjacent to the Brisbane River, and right near the CBD, Kangaroo Point offers a stunning city view where you can look out over the river as you descend these iconic cliffs. The abseiling sessions offered at Kangaroo Point are generally 1.5- 2 hours long; giving you enough time to build skills and confidence while still leaving time for a family picnic in the park. As at the Glasshouse Mountains, participants must be at least 8 years of age, but anyone of that age or older is set to have a safe and thrilling experience.
How much does it cost?
The prices for abseiling at Kangaroo Point range between $30 and $45, making it an affordable adventure, and a great way to get the family outside having fun together. Drinks are available for purchase, lockers are available to hire, and there are also showers for your convenience at the Riverlife Brisbane building right near the cliffs.
Make a day of it
Not only do the Kangaroo Point Cliffs boast beautiful views and a new adventure for families, but they are surrounded by riverside parklands that are equipped with shaded areas, barbecues and bike paths; making it the perfect place to come for a picnic with your family after taking in all the wonders that abseiling has to offer.
Some companies to check out if you would like to learn more about abseiling for kids and families at Kangaroo Point –
If you’re looking for an experience that will bring the family together, while providing a safe and exciting new opportunity that will help your children develop their confidence and independence, then abseiling for kids in Brisbane is the perfect activity. Regardless of whether you choose to venture up to the mountains, or right near Brisbane’s urban centre, if your goal for the new year is to have new experiences and build memories that will last a lifetime, then you should definitely give abseiling a go.
Rock Climbing in Brisbane
Looking for the perfect combination of outdoors and fitness? Rock climbing may be just the activity for you and your Brisbane Kids! Similar to abseiling, rock climbing offers fun and adventure whilst often taking in incredible views. Read Rock Climbing in Brisbane.
For more outdoor adventures in Brisbane, please take a look at our Fun Activities in Brisbane for inspiration.