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Brisbane: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

1. Brisbane: Story Bridge Adventure Climb

The Story Bridge Climb provides the best 360-degree panoramic view of Brisbane city from the heart and soul of Brisbane’s most iconic landmark – the Story Bridge. Your adventure begins at base camp, directly under the Story Bridge itself. After a quick pre-climb brief, you’ll depart the base and ascend a spiral staircase that leads to the start of the suspended walkway directly beneath the Bradfield Highway (Brisbane's shortest highway). You’ll start your journey along the suspended walkway to the base of the southern pylon, learning about the colorful history of the Story Bridge and Brisbane as you go. From here - it’s climb time! Start to venture up through the inner Eastern bridge arm, climbing level with one of Brisbane’s busiest commute points, and then ascending straight up the south-eastern cantilever arm that stretches over the Brisbane River and reaches up into the sky. Before you know it you’re celebrating with your climb group on the summit platform, where you’ll get your bearings and hear some fun facts about the amazing 360 panoramic view before you. See Brisbane and its surroundings, including the Glass House Mountains, Moreton Bay, and the Scenic Rim. Venturing further along you’ll explore the bridge from a different angle, traveling approximately halfway across the river below before returning to the top platform for a final climb group photo before your descent back to base camp. Every climb to the top includes a group photograph, with additional individual photographs available for purchase afterwards - once your adrenaline has calmed down! See the glittering nighttime lights of Brisbane below - a unique vantage point for such a view with twilight option.

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Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

2. Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Explore the sights in Brisbane with a smartphone audio tour. Use the unique navigation function to help you custom build walking routes to suit your interests. Listen to the audio commentary to hear the history behind different sites.  Dive into the culture and history of the city, as you see iconic landmarks. Hear the story behind how Story Bridge was built. Stroll through the riverside City Botanic Gardens. View the old quarry cliffs Kangaroo Point park.  Have the freedom to start or stop the tour whenever you wish. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots.

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Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

3. Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

Spend a day exploring the heart of Brisbane. View the historic buildings of Queensland’s capital city, discover the atmosphere of the South Bank Parklands, enjoy panoramic views from the Kangaroo Lookout and even take a photo with koala bear at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Fall in love with Australia’s fastest growing city’s relaxed lifestyle, unsurpassed weather, and access to an amazing array of “Australian experiences”. Check out the quaint Chinatown and visit trendy shops at Fortitude Valley.

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Brisbane: Full-Day Byron Bay Tour

4. Brisbane: Full-Day Byron Bay Tour

Visit Cape Byron and see the dramatic cliffs as they tumble down to the ocean surge. Your full-day coach tour departs from Brisbane City early in the morning before heading south through some of the popular beach-side suburbs. Enjoy the endless stretches of pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and a diverse mix of people as you drive across the Queensland border into New South Wales and through the sugar cane country of the Tweed Valley. Your ultimate destination is the easternmost point of mainland Australia, which is marked by the Victorian-era lighthouse which sits high on the crest of Cape Byron. Standing high on a bald rocky headland, the lighthouse has a precipitous cliff to the east and a sheer drop of approximately 330 feet below it. The Cape Byron Lighthouse is one of the most powerful lighthouses in the world, and the most easterly in Australia.

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Essential Brisbane: City Walking Tour

5. Essential Brisbane: City Walking Tour

This 3-hour city tour covers all the main sights in the city center and takes you where the buses can’t go. See King George Square, the Story Bridge, the City Botanic Gardens, the oldest church in Queensland, Eagle Street Pier, the City Hall Clock Tower and lots of hidden secrets along the way. Your local tour guide will even point out the best bars, cafes and restaurants. As it is a small group tour you'll get to meet everyone and feel really welcome. The tour is based on the best aspects of travel and includes a balance of interesting sites, recommendations of the best and newest places to eat and drink, a few laughs and a bit of exercise.

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Brisbane: Art and Design Walking Tour

6. Brisbane: Art and Design Walking Tour

Discover a mix of 40 works created by over 30 artists on a walking tour. Your guide will show you the best sculpture, design, murals and architectural features in the city center of Brisbane. See a mix of contemporary commissions, historical sculptures, rogue street art, and building facades. Hear the story behind each piece and pick up some great tips on eating, drinking, and art galleries to visit during your stay in the city. Finish the tour at the internationally renowned Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art just in time for you to grab lunch and enjoy the rest of your day! Alternatively, your guide will accompany you on the 10-minute walk back to the Queen St Mall.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Would recommend the Story Bridge Adventure climb to any one. We found the climb easy with regular stops along the way for points of interest and photos. Our guide was very well versed and made everyone feel at ease and praised each one for achieving the climb. My husband is 78 and managed the climb very well.

Great way to spend the afternoon - as a local to gain a new perspective of our city and the bridge we drive across every day, or as a visitor wanting to see Brisbane from the best possible vantage point.

Fantastic experience well worth it if you get a chance. Staff lovely and very knowledgable.

Was an amazing climb. Well worth it. The guide was very nice and informative.

Friendly, knowledgeable ultra safe guides. Great climb.