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"Brisbane Adventure Pass Including Abseiling
"Brisbane Adventure Pass Including Abseiling Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking ""If you’re looking for things to do in Brisbane this summer holiday the Adventure Pass guarantees action-packed fun all summer long. The Adventure Pass is valid from 1 December 2015 to 1 March 2016 and available to Brisbane residents with a valid proof of ID. The summer adventure pass entitles you to: UNLIM so everyone can share in the fun not just once but enjoy the outdoor activities during the whole summer time!"""
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
"You’ll board your boat in Brisbane’s Southbank district and leave the city behind on a relaxing cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane’s waterfront passing from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions. After about an hour you’ll arrive at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you’ll be free to explore for 2.5 hours. Lone Pine is the world’s largest koala sanct with more than 130 of the furry bears on site. You can choose to cuddle a koala (own expense) take photos with the adorable marsupials and perhaps catch a talk by the koala’s keepers.You can also feed the kangaroos and wallabies; more than 100 of them live in a 5-acre (2 hectare) reserve at Lone Pine. Or head over to the Platypus House wh a native to Australia.Along with koalas and kangaroos Lone Pine hosts a sheepdog show where you see the hardworking dogs round up a herd of sheep responding to their master’s whistles
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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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OLD VINTAGE PADDLE WHEELERS

Even if you are not taking a cruise on the river it is well worth taking a look at the the Kookaburra Queen Paddle Wheelers which you can find near Eagle Pier. The cruises take you up and down the river, offer meals and special trips for special events. The boats are vintage paddlewheelers but i am unsure how old are exactly. There were two of them moored by the river when we passed by and the booking office is just by the side of the river

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davidjo
Aug 06, 2016

Go on a River Cruise

We went all the way from Southbank to the mouth of the Brisbane River. Our cruise took four(4 hours), I have met lots of people on board, enjoyed our snacks and lunch of sandwich and coffee.

On arriving at the dock to book a river cruise we met a group of people who were ready to board a charter cruise. When I asked one of the ladies to take a photograph for me (I am an avid photographer) we were invited to join them on their cruise as two people were unable to come.

You may not be as lucky as we were. But just the same look on the internet and book a cruise for yourself.

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floren106
Apr 03, 2014

Walking along Brisbane River

2009 update. Sue (2Cities1Love) and I stayed at the Kingsford Riverside Inn for the mini meet in Brisbane before the big downunder meet and enjoyed a walk in the morning along Brisbane River front.

Early morning walks are enjoyable especially with lovely scenery like this.

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aussirose
Oct 09, 2009

The Brisbane River

The Brisbane River just flows gently past Brisbane, seemingly unwiling to distrurb the activities on the banks. Until fairly recently, Brisbane turned its back on the river, and even quite recent buildings look away towards the town rather than the water. But now that the city has woken up to riverfront living, things are changing fast, and riverwalks are being opened up, and you can cruise up and down the river on big catamaran boats.
It's not yet really Brisbane's signature landscape, but it soon will be.
Walking alongside the Brisbane River, starting at the Old Customs House is an excellent way to discover the city for the first time, and you are never far from cafes, buses and shops.
After a busy week and long flights, there really was no better way to relax than to let the sleepy old Brisbane River wash away the blues.

mke1963
Feb 25, 2005
 
 
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BRISBANE RIVER FESTIVAL

BRISBANE RIVER FESTIVAL
This is my favourite festival in Brisbane and usually lasts for about a week around the end of August and the beginning of September. There are many events on throughout the week including Jazz concerts at the Eagle Street Pier, a feast on the Victoria Bridge and my favourite event, Riverfire - a fantastic fireworks display visible from many spots on the river. As some of the fireworks are let off from the actual Story Bridge, I like to watch the fireworks from the Wilson Outlook at the corner of Bowen Terrace and Moray Street, a perfect vantage point.

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kat_on_moray
Aug 26, 2002

Brisbane River

We spent a day travelling up and down the Brisbane River on one of the many pleasure boats. This was a lovely way to pass the time and we got off and visited several locations along the way.

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IreneMcKay
Jul 16, 2013

Brisbane river

Catch a ferry and it awards you with some nice views of the city. tickets are cheaps starting at around AU$2

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BADJUJU
May 06, 2004

on the south bank of the river...

on the south bank of the river in brisbane there is a old chinese peace temple.
the architecture is amazing.

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danny1979
Aug 25, 2002

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St Stephen's Cathedral

In the grounds of St. Stephen's Cathedral you can find the old cathedral bell which was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London and transported to Australia in 1887 on the R.M.S. Dacca. This was...
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Queen Street Mall

Queen Street is the place to go for shopping with many well known stores and malls. It is a pedestrian precinct and each day you can see buskers there, trying to earn a few dollars or make a name for...
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MacArthur Museum

The museum is housed in MacArthur Chambers which is the building where General Douglas MacArthur had his headquarters in WWII when he was Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the South West...
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Anzac Square

Everyday thousands of people walk through the subway tunnel between Central Station and Anzac Square but how many people have the time to read or look at the different displays regarding the conflicts...
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City Hall and Brisbane Museum

Brisbane City Hall was opened in 1930 following 10 years of construction and was renovated in 2013 at a cost of 215 million dollars. The main entrance is next to St. George Square but the building...
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Customs House

This is a walking trail that takes in the sights along Brisbane's CBD waterfront. Lots of the buildings can only be viewed from the outside, this doesn't matter as many have lovely architecture. So...
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