5 Outdoor Activities In & Around Queensland’s Capital

Brisbane activities of kayaking with Riverlife Brisbane

With beautiful weather year-round, Brisbane is the perfect spot for outdoor activities! We have saved you the trouble and rounded up 5 of the best things to do in Brisbane! From the water to the sky, these Brisbane activities will get you outside and adventuring!

Kayak the Brisbane River

See Brisbane from a unique perspective as you kayak your way down the Brisbane River. Plus, it’s the perfect spot for your Instagram shot!  If you prefer to stay on dry land, why not try abseiling or Rock Climbing?! There are plenty of Brisbane activity options with Riverlife Adventure Centre.

Snorkelling or Scuba Diving

Get away from the big city and experience Moreton Island!  You’re already in Australia, now let’s take it even farther down under. Take a day trip across to Tangalooma Island and experience Brisbane from below. The TangaTours team have plenty of gear for you to hire, so all you need to do is show up and get ready to swim with our beautiful underwater population.

Climb the Story Bridge

Looking for the best view in Brisbane?  You can’t go past Story Bridge Adventure Climb.  Grab your mates and get strapped in to climb this iconic Brisbane bridge. A Story Bridge climb will get your adrenaline pumping all the way to the top! Whether you’re seeking a thrill or conquering fears, you’re sure to have an amazing time. The views of Brisbane are truly amazing, and so is the climb! Don’t forget to grab a few beers once you get to the bottom.

DAY Story Bridge Climbers Top Platform close-up

Hiking Time

Whether you want to hike through the forest, to a waterfall, or around a volcano, Brisbane has it all. Hikes for every level offer a fun way to get outside. If you aren’t looking to stay dry, these hikes showcase the great outdoors plus lovely waterfalls: Springbrook National Park, Kondalilla Falls, Tamborine Mountain National Park.  We can’t forget about ‘Queensland’s’ Most Impressive Peak,’ Mount Barney. The view from this hike is truly, impressive.

Hit the Beach

Did you know that Brisbane has a beach right in the middle of the city? It might be man-made, but it’s still the perfect spot for some sunshine chilling! Looking for something a bit more natural? Why not try 4WDing on Bribe Island or drive through to Noosa for a beach day! Extra points if you make your way through to Tea Tree Bay!

No matter what you choose, these Brisbane activities will get you outside and experiencing all that Brisbane has to offer!  

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