Places to take visitors to Brisbane: Kangaroo Point

Deciding where to take friends or family who are visiting Brisbane can often be a bit overwhelming. There are plenty of options, but it’s hard to know where to start. Kangaroo Point, a suburb within close proximity of Brisbane’s CBD and river, is a great place to take visitors because it offers many activities that will provide them with the quintessential Brisbane experience. With experiences ranging from abseiling to playgrounds and picnic areas, the possibilities for outdoor fun at Kangaroo Point are almost endless.

Kangaroo Point park bench

Where is Kangaroo Point in Brisbane?

Well-known to locals, Kangaroo Point is located right across the river from the heart of the city. It is very easy to access by car, and there is plenty of shaded riverside parking available, which makes the area very accessible. Take a quick walk from your car, and you will find paved waking and bike paths that will lead you on to picnicking areas containing covered tables and public barbecues. It’s the perfect place to come for a family function, or just to take a stroll along the river while you admire the city from this unique point of view.

See Kangaroo Point on a Segway

A quick way to explore Kangaroo Point, whilst still having a good time, is by Segway. The Segway tours offered by Riverlife Brisbane range from 44-60 minutes long, and will take you to other interesting nearby locations such as Southbank, the City Botanic Gardens and even the Story Bridge. Riverlife Brisbane Segway tour prices range from $79- $99 per person. Anyone who says they haven’t wanted to try riding a Segway at least once is probably lying, and this combination of sightseeing and excitement is perfect for anyone visiting Brisbane.

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Abseiling and Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point

If you are looking for an experience that is a bit more action-packed, you will find no shortage of activities at Kangaroo Point. The area is renowned for the amazing abseiling and rock climbing opportunities that it has on offer. Not only will visitors to Brisbane get a thrill out of climbing or descending the cliffs, but they’ll get an uninterrupted view of Brisbane from atop the 20m high cliffs. These activities are run by qualified instructors with high grade safety briefings and equipment, so you can let all your worries go, and just enjoy the views. After finishing your climb, you can take advantage of the barbecues at the base of the cliffs and relax by the river bank.

Kangaroo Point bike hire

A less expensive way to see more of Kangaroo Point is to rent a bike. A full day rental costs only $45 per person with Riverlife Brisbane, and you can take the bikes anywhere. Why not ride along the beautiful Kangaroo Point bike paths, into Southbank, and through New Farm park to show your visitors the greenest parts of Brisbane’s city centre? It’s a great way for tourists to see the sights while also getting a bit of exercise.

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A tour of Brisbane’s CBD from Kangaroo Point

If you want to show your visitors some of the other sights in the Kangaroo Point area, you could take the City Hopper—a city ferry that runs every 30 minutes, 7 days a week. Venture over to the CBD side of the river and take a quick tour of the shops, and maybe get at bite to eat in the Queen St Mall or at any one of the outstanding restaurants located along the river off Eagle Street. Also worth checking out is Brisbane Square Library and the abundance of free activities they have on offer. You could then make your way to the Eagle Street Pier terminal, and catch the City Hopper over to the Thornton Street terminal. This will leave you with a beautiful walk (approximately 8 minutes on the walking path/bikeway) along the river as you head back toward Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park. This walk provides some wonderful close-up views of the iconic cliffs as you approach the park.

Whether you’re looking to relax while having a picnic next to the river, or you’re interested in the thrill that comes with abseiling down 20m high cliffs, Kangaroo Point is the place for you. Taking visitors to experience Kangaroo Point will not only allow them to see Brisbane in all its glory, but it might even inspire those who have lived here for a while to view this beautiful city in a new way; all while having fun and getting outdoors.

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Fun on the Brisbane River

Our generally fantastic weather allows us to get outside and soak up the sunshine with our Brisbane Kids whenever the mood takes us. There are so many enjoyable things to do in Brisbane with kids. We guarantee that they’ll never get bored and will definitely sleep well after exploring these Brisbane River activities. Read Brisbane With Kids: Fun On The Brisbane River.

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Public Transport in Brisbane

Most Brisbane Kids are thrilled by the idea of a ride on a train, bus or ferry – often the destination is irrelevant! If it’s been a while since you’ve taken public transport, we’ve covered everything you need to know to ensure you have a smooth ride on public transport in Brisbane with kids. Read Public Transport in Brisbane with Kids.

For more ways to show off our wonderful city to visitors, please take a look at our Fun Activities in Brisbane and Explore Brisbane sections.

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