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Adventure Sports and Outdoor Activities in Brisbane

Brisbane or 'Brissie' as people like to call it, is the capital of the state of Queensland. The city itself is a cosmopolitan city with skyscraper buildings and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, but it also has a down-to-earth vibe with a sub tropical climate and friendly locals. On a scorching hot day, locals can escape the city heat and go for a swim in the man-made lagoon or stroll through the parklands on the South Bank of the Brisbane River. There are also plenty of things to do here for travellers who are looking for a bit of adventure. Here's a list of some of the things you can do to get your blood pumping and your heart racing on your Brisbane adventure.

Motorcycle & Trike Tours- Why not explore the city in style by taking a joyride on a trike? You'll have the chance to see all the city sights with the wind in your hair as your tour guide drives you around the city on a Harley Davidson. It's certainly a unique and thrilling way to take-in the sights of the CBD and you'll stop at Mount Coot-tha for spectacular panoramic views of the city.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb- The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is suitable for people of all fitness levels and ages and is one of only 3 bridge climbs in the world. The bridge connects Kangaroo Point to Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley, and approximately 70,000 cars cross the bridge each day. You'll climb the over the bridge's superstructure to the 80 metre summit, where you'll see 360 degree views of the city and the Brisbane River. To the north you'll see the Glasshouse Mountains, to the south you have Lamington National Park, to the East you have views across Moreton Bay and to the West is Mount Coot-tha. For an extra special experience you can climb at dawn for views of the sunrise, or at dusk to see the sun reflecting in the glass and steel of the buildings.

Take a trip to Moreton Island- Moreton Island is a large sandy island 40 kilometres off the coast of Brisbane. You can take a ferry on your own to the island or choose a fully organized tour. The island is 98% National Park and there are plenty of activities here for adventurous types, including four wheel driving, camping, dolphin feeding, hiking and saltwater fishing. There are various cruises to see humpback whales on their migration journey past Moreton Island and there are several dive sites where you can see a wide variety of fish and marine life. You can even go tobogganing down the vertical faces of some of the sand dunes on the island.

View from the Skies- For an aerial view of Brisbane you can try the ultimate adventure sport- tandem Skydiving. Skydiving is an unforgettable experience and the adrenaline rush you get from it will have you coming back for more. You could also take a helicopter ride, a scenic flight or a hot air balloon ride to see Brisbane as you soar through the skies.

Hiking in the National Parks- Visit the sub tropical rainforests of Tamborine National Park, Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park, which are all great for nature walks, bird watching and wildlife spotting. Mount Coot-tha has many bush-walking and biking tracks and at Brisbane Lookout you'll get breath-taking views over the city.

Climbing Kangaroo Point Cliffs- Located at Kangaroo Point just across the river from Brisbane CBD, Kangaroo Point Cliffs were created by convicts who were mining the volcanic rock here. They are popular for recreational climbing and abseiling because of their convenient location close to the city. There is a picnic and BBQ area at the base of the cliffs and there are climbs for people of all skill levels and abilities.

Surfing on the Nearby Coasts- To the north of Brisbane you have the Sunshine Coast, whilst to the south you have the Gold Coast- both offer excellent opportunities to catch some waves.

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