Like most things in Brisbane, the adventure starts on or around the river. On the water you can kayak, stand-up paddle board or join a boat cruise to explore the city. Back on land at Kangaroo Point you can rock climb and abseil the cliffs or run, rollerblade and bike your way along the river. But the best adventure of all is actually over the river, on a climb of the Story Bridge, which is one of only three bridge climbs in the world!
The adventure doesn’t end at the city limits, in fact, it intensifies! The Brisbane River opens out onto the adventure playground that is Moreton Bay and Islands. There are water sports aplenty out here with snorkelling, diving, parasailing and more available on the islands. You can also take a fast, exhilarating ride down a sand dune if you feel that way inclined.
There’s bushwalking, skydiving, mountain-bike trails and more. Whatever your adventurous heart is into, there’ll be an activity somewhere in the Brisbane region for you.
Here are some great ideas for Adventure and Sports matching your search criteria. Change the options in the box to the right to refine your search.
9 May to 6 Jun 2015
The 2015 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival featuring Brisbane's premier race day, AAMI Stradbroke Day.
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From AU$10 - 220
Experience the scenic beauty of Bribie Island from a different perspective. A boutique adventure company specialising in providing Bribie Island's only guided kayak tours and self-guided tandem bike tours.
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From AU$144 - 253
Adventure Moreton Island is an exciting tour operation, which offers one day or overnight activity packages, departing 20 minutes from the Brisbane International Airport.
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Aquativity is a fun, interactive water-play park right in the heart of Brisbane's South Bank. It is especially designed to encourage families and children to come together and enjoy the outdoors.
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From AU$99 - 1485
Travel from Brisbane with wildlife experts for a day or several days, quickly learning what is so different about Australia and what is special about this very scenic part of it, in fauna, flora and geology.
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From AU$135 - 595
Australia Fraser Island Escapes departs Brisbane, Noosa and Rainbow Beach on fully guided four wheel drive eco-adventures to Fraser Island.
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From AU$135 - 290
Depart Brisbane on a fully guided four wheel drive Eco-adventure on Moreton Island with Australia See Moreton Island Tours.
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26 to 29 Mar 2015
The 93rd Australian Athletics Championships will be held at Brisbane's Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre.
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28 Nov to 6 Dec 2015 Free Entry
The Australian Junior Surfing Titles is the pinnacle event for junior surfers in Australia. The prestigious junior event brings together elite male and female talent (U14's, U16's and U18's) who will vie for the title of Australia Junior Champion in their respective divisions.
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13 to 25 Jun 2015 Free Entry
The world's richest lawn bowls event is headed to the Gold Coast for the next five years, marking the first time the sport's premiere event will be held outside of Victoria in its 10-year history.
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