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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: True Crime Tour

2. Brisbane: True Crime Tour

Uncover Brisbane's macabre criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Over 1.5 hours, be enthralled by stories from your expert guide and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Brisbane. Set off from the meeting point and amble through some of Brisbane's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about fascinating true crimes stories that never made it into the official history books.  Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can piece the facts together for yourself.

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Brisbane: Midday River Sightseeing Cruise

3. Brisbane: Midday River Sightseeing Cruise

Depart from South Bank Parklands at 12:30 PM on board MV Neptune and enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour of Brisbane by boat. You’ll be entertained by the informative commentary of your guide while taking advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities.  Cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the city center, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, New Farm Park, and the Story Bridge.

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Brisbane: Sightseeing River Cruise with Morning Tea

4. Brisbane: Sightseeing River Cruise with Morning Tea

Experience the original sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River, as you sip your morning tea. During this 1.5 hour guided tour, you will be entertained by informative commentary, while taking advantage of  fantastic photo opportunities. Cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights, including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the city center, and the Story Bridge.    Enjoy this interesting, cost-effective, and informative tour of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene, ideal for both locals and visitors. Available year-round, you don’t want to miss out on this beautiful and relaxing tour.  

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Express Segway Tour of Brisbane

5. Express Segway Tour of Brisbane

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you to get to know the real Brisbane. Travel 8 km and visit Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge on the 1-hour tour. Add on the City Botanical Gardens on the 1.5-hour tour.

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Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

6. Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

On this full-day program from Brisbane you’ll explore the rainforests of Springbrook and Tamborine national parks. Admire the beautiful waterfalls set in a natural forest, take a walk surrounded by towering rainforest trees, and spot forest wildlife including the shy pademelons, brush turkeys, goanna, and water dragons. See the unique natural bridge with a waterfall plunging into the cave below. Tamborine offers a chance for a break to explore the Gallery Walk during some free time, before visiting a winery and enjoying a restaurant lunch overlooking the vineyards. The afternoon includes a guided tour of the award-winning glow worm caves at Cedar Creek. Finish the day with a rainforest walk to Curtis Falls. A 50-minute drive will have you back in Brisbane late afternoon.

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Brisbane River: Half-Day Classic Pubs Boat Tour

7. Brisbane River: Half-Day Classic Pubs Boat Tour

Nothing beats a fresh, cold beer and having a laugh with friends at an iconic Australian pub. River to Bay’s Classic Pubs Tour will take you on a cruise down the Brisbane River stopping at some of Brisbane’s favourite pubs. As a guest of River to Bay, you can enjoy priority entry and exclusive offers at each location. From the comfort of one of our custom-built vessels, enjoy views of the city skyline as you hop-on and hop-off at three of Brisbane’s most-loved venues. First stop is the Breakfast Creek Hotel – where if you’re lucky, you may be chosen to spike the keg. Then, hop back on board to cruise down to the Story Bridge Hotel. We’ll stop right on the beach under the Story Bridge (the perfect place for a photo opportunity). Your final stop will be at either the Port Office Hotel (Friday and Saturday tours) or the Stock Exchange Hotel (Sunday tours only).

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Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

8. 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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Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

9. Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you get to know the real Brisbane. See iconic Brisbane sights such as The Story Bridge, Eagle Street Pier, City Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge. There will be times for your tour guides to snap photos of you as you enjoy the tour. 

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From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

10. From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

Your guide begins the adventure by letting the tires down on the 4WD and hitting the surf beach. Make your way towards Fort Bribie WWII Bunkers along the sand. Stop to view wildlife and the various lagoons along the way. After an informative, historical tour of the WWII bunkers, this is when the real adventure begins! The scenery changes from rugged Australian bush to open forests, swampy wetlands and dirt roads, all in the blink of an eye as you head inland and hit the 4WD tracks of the Bribie Island National Park. Following a stop for lunch, enjoy the opportunity to see local kangaroos, goannas and other wildlife at Poverty Creek. Next enjoy the serenity and the stunning views of The Glass House Mountains. After a picnic lunch and group photo in front of the Pumicestone Passage, continue along the 4WD track to White Patch.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 58 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.

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

great walking tour of Brisbane, Guide was very knowledgeable and very entertaining

We had a great night, guide knowledgeable and able to answer our questions.

Friendly, knowledgeable ultra safe guides. Great climb.