Top Things To Do Outdoors in Brisbane

With all the fantastic outdoor options Brisbane has to offer, there's no reason to stay cooped up inside, so why not get out and about and soak up that beautiful Queensland sun?

Sail down the Brisbane River on a River City Cruise, or see Brisbane from new heights with S&S Aviation. For even more stunning views, Brisbane Lookout is a must-see, and the adventurous among you will be rewarded both with a satisfying climb and amazing scenery when you attempt the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. 

If you're in the mood for a day trip, both Bribie Island and Stradbroke Island are paradises waiting to be discovered, with beach and bush activities; whatever takes your fancy. Or if you'd rather try something different, visit the hinterlands and explore the mystical Tamborine Mountain, where a variety of walking tracks will get you active as well as take you through breathtaking rainforests. Animal-lovers among you are in for a treat with Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can not only get out amongst the wildlife, but interact with it. 

And if you simply want a relaxing day amongst nature, there are many beautiful gardens and parks around Brisbane, from the City Botanic Gardens and urban oasis Roma Street Parkland to New Farm Park and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha. 

No matter what you love to do outdoors, you won't be disappointed, so get out there and start exploring! 

Christine Purvis
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