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Brisbane Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
"Hop on your double-decker bus at any of the 15 stops (see the Important Info tab) to begin your tour; your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use depending on which option you choose. Enjoy onboard commentary that shares informative det a sandstone building from 1872; the heritage-listed City Hall with its iconic clocktower also home to the Museum of Brisbane; and the Commissariat Store and Old Windmill that are the two remaining buildings of the city's convict era. Along Park Road you can peruse the cafes restaurants and boutiques or hop off at the Cultural Centre to take in art hubs like the Queensland Museum or the Performing Arts Centre. If the sea fascinates you hop off at the Maritime Museum one of the largest of its kind in Australia. Just around the bend you can find the South Bank Parklands which features the sandy Streets Beach
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Brisbane Kayak Tour
"Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak either day or night. Riverlife’s guided kayaking adventure sessions lets you see the city from a unique angle while you glide along the meandering Brisbane River!Day KayakingJu spills or chills there’s no better way to discover Brisbane’s river city.While you are out on the water have some fun in or out of your kayak. Try paddling while standing (gondola style) rafting in a line and walking on the kayak backs. pairing up and swapping kayaks kayak soccer surfing and basketball! Just ask your friendly instructors! Night KayakingDiscover Brisbane by night aboard an illuminated kayak. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge
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Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour
"Glide spin and twist your way around Brisbane on a Segway. Cruise past the spectacular views of the Story Bridge South Bank The Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River. With the Segway’s incredible maneuverability intuitive control and precise deceleration you’ll be the most cutting edge thing on two wheels.The Segway tours are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction a safety briefing and all equipment. Participants must wear and use the safety equipment provided by Riverlife. Safety equipment provided: helmet and high visual jacket."
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Boggo Road Gaol Tips (2)

A bit of history

The site on which Boggo Road Gaol stands was first surveyed in 1863. In May of 1880, the site was designated a prison reserve. By the late 1800’s, Queensland prisons had become dangerously overcrowded, and the need for more prisons became a priority for the state government.

Most of the existing buildings at Boggo Road Gaol are those originally constructed during the 1901-1903 period. Only the large observation tower, visits area, and detention unit, were added after 1903.

Protests at the gaol during the 1980s saw inmates undertake hunger strikes, roof top protests, and rioting over the poor conditions and treatment. The prison was constantly in the headlines and became notorious around Australia. Cells did not have any form of sanitation. Prisoners were required to use a bucket through the evening for toilet breaks and empty it, or 'slop out', in the morning. A Queensland Government inquiry into the living conditions of State prisons found Boggo Road to be outdated and inadequate for prisoners needs.

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Apr 04, 2011

Visit the Boggo Road Gaol. It...

Visit the Boggo Road Gaol. It closed in 1989 and is supposed to have ghosts. The Boggo Road Ghost Walk is done at night and is a lot of fun. There are also haunted sleepovers, haunted heritage bus tours and a night-time bus tour of Toowong Cemetary - just for something different!

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