Story Bridge Climb, Brisbane, QLD
Don't be deceived by the wide, mangrove-fringed Brisbane River winding leisurely through the Brisbane city centre. This scenic, serene waterway is the backdrop for a whole range of exhilarating outdoor adventure. Kayak past Brisbane's glittering sky-line at night or take in the breathtaking panorama of the city and its surrounds from the top of the Story Bridge. Climb or abseil the sheer cliffs at Kangaroo Point or walk, bike ride or rollerblade over the floating walkways of Brisbane Riverwalk. Afterwards, take an adrenalin break in the City Botanic Gardens or the lush riverside parks of South Bank.
With its warm, sub-tropical climate, gentle river and string of riverside sights, Brisbane is a perfect place for a paddle. The canoeing and kayaking tours are all run by qualified instructors, so you don't even need experience. Slap on some sunscreen and head out on a lunchtime tour past the tangled green parks, glass skyscrapers, old wooden homes and historic buildings. Or experience the lit-up magic of the city - including the bejewelled silhouette of the Story Bridge - at evening or dusk. Afterwards, enjoy a seafood dinner, riverbank barbeque or late-night cheese platter as part of your tour.