Below you will find a list of some of the most common questions people ask about the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Please choose from the list below, and if you have any other questions please contact us.
Yes, all children 6-16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian whilst climbing. (Children between 6-9 must have 1 adult to 1 child ratio and children between 10-16 can have 1 adult to 3 children ratio). Please note, children under the age of 6 will be unable to participate in the climb.
To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that all customers book in advance. If booking on the weekend, we suggest that customers book 7-14 days prior.
An email confirmation will be provided at the time of making your confirmed booking. A confirmation receipt or voucher needs to be presented by climbers when checking in. Proof of ID may be required at the time along with proof for any concession ticket holders.
The cost of the Story Bridge Adventure Climb experience will vary between climb times and day of climb.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your climb to ensure you have plenty of time to be ready for an on time departure.
Street parking is available. It is paid parking on weekdays and free on weekends.
The summit is approximately 80 metres above sea level.
It’s a journey of almost a kilometre up over the bridge’s superstructure with a viewing platform 80m above the Brisbane River as it flows past the city heart.
Approximately 100,000 cars cross the bridge everyday.
The Bridge runs north/south joining Kangaroo Point to Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley.
From the viewing platform of the bridge climbers will enjoy uninterrupted 360° views of Brisbane, its river and surrounding hills and mountains.
- To the east, views across Moreton Bay to some of the world’s largest sand islands
- To the north, the Glasshouse Mountains
- To the west, Mt Coot-tha and Brisbane Forest Park
- To the south, the world heritage-listed Lamington National Park
- And below, the Brisbane River, one of Australia’s deepest, snaking its way to the Pacific Ocean
The climb experience takes approximately 2 hours. This includes your briefing, safety demonstration and the climb route.
All climbers are supplied with a fully enclosed climb suit. Our climb leaders will talk to you about the weather conditions on the day and will suggest what would be comfortable to wear on the climb in conjunction with your climb suit. Accessories provided are, but not limited to; hats, sunglasses, lanyards, rain resistant jackets and sunscreen. All climbers are required to wear fully enclosed rubber soled footwear.
You must have a blood-alcohol reading below 0.05 to Climb (the same as if you are driving). To ensure you are eligible to climb on the day, keep your celebration drinks for after your Climb. It will be worth it!
The commentary will be given in English.
You will be able to interact with your fellow climbers and the climb leader throughout the entire climb experience.
Personal items will not be permitted to be taken on the climb including, cameras, videos, pagers, mobile phones and handbags. We will provide each climber a locker in which personal items can be stored. The views are so amazing that you won’t even miss your phone during this Brisbane bridge climb.
All climbers will be required to wear a climb suit over their existing clothes. Climb suits will be provided once checked in. Climbs suits are part of our standard safety equipment. Suits are worn to blend in with the colouring of the bridge and therefore not distract drivers crossing the bridge.
Our climb staff are experienced and fully trained in first aid and safety requirements for the climb.
Climbs must run on scheduled time. Climbs will not be held for late arrivals. A late arrival will lead to forfeiting your ticket.
The climb is completely safe & secure. Each climber wears a safety belt harness attached via a lanyard to the bridge safety cable for the duration of the climb.
One of the greatest reasons for Brisbane being a much-loved city is due to its sensational weather. Winter is a superb season in our city with vast blue skies often accompanied by a dry, cool breeze. Summer is sultry, with a possibility of late afternoon storms.
Story Bridge Adventure Climb is open for operation during most weather conditions.
If it rains (normally only during the tropical summer months), we will provide climbers with an all weather jacket. We do, however, suggest you bring a spare pair of shoes and socks.
We want everyone to protect themselves from UV rays in all areas not covered by climb suits (eg. face, hands etc). We provide climbers with sunscreen and hats.
For safety reasons, you cannot take your camera (including video cameras) with you. So, there are a number of spots where your Climb Leader will take photos. These photos are available for purchase from the Gift Shop after your climb.
You will also be able to purchase a full range of merchandise items after your climb experience. Memories are great, but you may want a souvenir of your Brisbane bridge climb experience!
You don’t need experience, you just need to have a go! Some of our friends have even climbed the bridge to overcome a fear of heights. We offer a secure environment to face your fear and our Climb Leaders are there to look after you every step of the way.
Ladies who are pregnant can be up to 20 weeks and still be able to climb. However, due to the nature of the activity pregnant ladies are not permitted to do the Abseil Climb. Please note, you do climb at your own risk and are required to wear a safety harness throughout the duration of the climb.
Anyone who is 6 years of age and older who can sustain moderate physical exertion can take on this challenge. All persons climbing must be 110cm and over and weigh under 131.5KG. The weight restriction is due to the restrictions of the safety equipment used. For the Abseil Climb there is a maximum weight restriction allowed of 115KG.
We’ve taken every precaution in our safety procedures to ensure that our adventure climb experience is a safe experience. For the entire duration of the climb, all climbers are attached to a static line with all climb leaders being trained to support and encourage those who are a little anxious while climbing.
If you have a fear of heights, please advise climb leaders prior to the start of the climb.