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Embrace Brisbane's year-round sunshine with a host of outdoor activities, from hot air ballooning to sailing, snorkelling and climbing the iconic Story Bridge.
Enjoy spectacular early-morning city views when kayaking along the river or head to a nearby wildlife sanctuary to get up close with koalas. Groups can also explore Brisbane’s idyllic coastline dotted with islands, to hand feed wild dolphins, snorkel or kayak through the clear waters.
Unique outdoor activities
Enjoy Brisbane from above
Thrillseekers can enjoy spectacular early-morning or sunset city views with a two hour Story Bridge Adventure Climb, reaching 80 metres (262 feet) above sea level.
Cuddle a koala
Head to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, one of the few places in Australia where you can hold a koala and handfeed kangaroos – a uniquely Australian experience.
Just 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre, groups can play a round of golf at Victoria Park. The park offers golfing activities for all abilities, from fun-filled games of putt putt to a state-of-the-art driving range and championship course.
Adventure on Brisbane’s nearby islands
Explore Tangalooma Island Resort
Venture out to nearby Moreton Island, home to Tangalooma Island Resort. Just 75 minutes via boat, here groups can snorkel, feed wild dolphins and discover the famous shipwrecks under the sea.
Wildlife and more on North Stradbroke Island
Wild kangaroos, white-sand beaches, and humpback whales come together to create the perfect island adventure on North Stradbroke Island. Experience this island on a day trip from nearby Brisbane with a private “Straddie Safari” tour from River to Bay Adventure Tours on boats travelling at 85 kilometres (53 miles) per hour. Go surfing, swimming or paddle-boarding and explore the island with a knowledgeable guide to see wildlife up-close and discover magnificent ocean lookouts.