City staycation: for the adventure seeker - Visit Brisbane


City staycation: for the adventure seeker

It’s a concrete jungle out there! Between Brisbane’s sleek skyscrapers and the beautiful boutiques; the cool cafes and the warm alfresco bars, a world of action and adventure awaits in Brisbane City. Intrepid explorers needn’t leave the City limits to get their heart beating and adrenalin pumping. Everything you need to make a thrilling escape is right on your doorstep.

Story Bridge Climb

Where to stay

Make every minute of your City stay count at NEXT Hotel. Soaring above Queen Street Mall, guests are right in the heart of Brisbane and poised to pound the pavement, explore the city and swing into action at a moment’s notice. Start the day with a dip in NEXT Hotel’s 20m infinity-edge pool, four storeys above the bustling mall below, or punch out a few reps in the fully-equipped 24-hour gym. At the end of a hectic day, unwind in your room with its free mini-bar, 48-inch television, cloud-like bed and city views for days.

Next Hotel

Where to play

The Brisbane River is the City’s gateway to adventure, whether you’re exploring its reaches from the banks, from above, or right smack-bang in the middle of the mighty waterway. Riverlife Brisbane operates a series of tours and attractions along the watery artery, catering to all skills and senses of adventure. Abseil down the iconic Kangaroo Point Cliffs and rock climb back to the top, hop aboard a Segway and glide along the city’s cycle paths or slap on sunscreen and slide into a kayak for a unique look at the city. Then, check out the view from a different angle with a Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Your reward for tackling the City’s most intense set of stairs is a view that can stretch from the Glass House Mountains in the north to Moreton Bay in the east and towards the Scenic Rim Mountains in the south.

Riverlife Kayaking

Where to eat

Fuel up with a bounty of wholefood cafes, nourishing restaurants and healthy and hearty grab-n-go options throughout the City. Riverlife offers barbecue packages for adrenalin junkies looking to recharge after a spot of watersports. Or, pick up a hamper from The Cheese Pleaser or The Gardens Club and indulge in a picnic on the banks of the Brisbane River.

City Botanic Gardens

Where to shop

Keen for new kicks to hit the City’s parks for a spot of twilight running? Want the latest tech to count your steps and monitor your heart rate? An abundance of retail outlets enable each and every one of your action-packed whims and fancies. Two Rebel Sport stores in Queen Street Mall stock with all your sporting needs or hit up retailers in Myer Centre, Queens Plaza and The Wintergarden for fresh activewear, accessories and apparatus.

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