Kangaroo Point cliffs, near the city center, are ideal for climbing and abseiling. You can kayak or paddleboard on the Brisbane River, and numerous scenic bushwalking, climbing, and rappelling sites lie less than 90 minutes by car from Brisbane. Government-run Outdoors Queensland (QORF) (www.qorf.org.au) gives regional information and lists businesses offering adventure activities from hiking to horse riding.
Adventures Around Brisbane. Adventures Around Brisbane runs daily rock-climbing and abseiling sessions off Kangaroo Point cliffs, as well as bushwalks and adventure day trips to the scenic Glass House Mountains and Mt. Maroon. River Terr., Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland, 4169. 07/3367–0130. Rock climbing and abseiling from A$79.