Brisbane River Attractions, Activities and Tours

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Brisbane River Attractions, Activities and Tours

Visit the beautiful riverside city of Brisbane with Queensland’s warm weather year round, you will love getting outdoors and exploring the many riverside attractions, water activities and tours on the Brisbane River.

Water Activities

When you’re in Brisbane get out on the water and see the city from a different aspect, by SUP or kayak!

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) experiences are on offer and include all equipment, paddleboard lesson and adventure, suitable for all ages 12yrs+, prices from $55

Brisbane Kayaking Tours and Dinner Packages are a great way to get in some exercise, day and evening tours are available to experience Brisbane River’s landmarks, participants must be at least 8yrs old, prices start from $45.

Adventure Activities

Feeling adventurous? The amazing Kangaroo Cliffs are an iconic Brisbane landmark and provide the opportunity for Rock Climbing and Abseiling. Tours operate with prices from $45, all levels of experience welcome, enjoy the spectacular scenery, take the challenge and get a great sense of achievement when you try outdoor rock climbing and abseiling in Brisbane City.

Brisbane River Cruises

Explore Brisbane on board a fantastic Brisbane River Cruise, scenic lunch, dinner and afternoon tea tours are a relaxing way to spend some time on the water.

River Side Attractions

Brisbane boasts a great range of riverside restaurants, cafes, parks, walking and cycling paths and picnic spots.

Walking and Cycling Trails

Brisbane Riverwalk – Brisbane to New Farm

An absolute must do, this permanent fixture juts out over the most scenic section of the Brisbane River between New Farm, Howard Street Wharves and Brisbane CBD. The path is segregated for cyclists and pedestrians to ensure everyone is happy.

City Botanic Gardens

For a leisurely and partly shaded walk, a stroll through the City Botanic Gardens is wonderful, with lots of colonial history, stunning sub-tropical gardens also feature a well-shaded playground for children and a duck pond. For a guided walk meet at the Alice St gates at the rotunda Monday-Saturday at 11am or 1pm, or pick up a map at the rotunda for a self-guided walk.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

The incredible Kangaroo Point Cliffs is a popular place for picnics, walking, jogging, cycling and taking in sunrise and sunset views of Brisbane. With a 5km walking circuit around the inner city starting at the Maritime Museum you can head toward the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, following along toward Story Bridge you can stop under the Story Bridge at Captain Burke Park with a silty sandy beach to explore and plenty of little parks, picnic shelters and playgrounds along the way.


Brisbane Riverside Market is held at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens every Sunday from 8am-3pm.

Picnic Places

Brisbane has a host of picturesque grassy and shaded picnic spots by the Brisbane River for you and your family to enjoy, head to South Bank Parklands, the City Botanic Gardens or the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Enjoy your Brisbane stays and Brisbane River activities on your next Brisbane getaway.

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