Keen for a city break but need a break from the city? Kangaroo Point will put you in the thick of Brisvegas, but a relaxing distance from the CBD
. This bustling ‘burb sits atop cliffs with sweet as views of the city centre from the opposite side of the river. A fave destie in itself for climbing, picnics in the parkland and a coffee or a beer with a view, Kangaroo Point is a trendy part of town that’s still within walking distance of the main Brisbane
sights. Suss out a new part of town for your next Brissy stay – book a Kangaroo Point hotel.
Most famous for the eye-catching Kangaroo Point Cliffs, this area is always going off. The whole city wants to exercise here because the views make all that hard work just so much more bearable! Take a pic of the city from the top of the sheer red cliff faces, then battle all the runners tightening their glutes with stair-runs to get to the bottom. You’ll totally love the riverside parklands that run along the base of the cliffs – there are heaps of BBQ areas and great spots to stop and chill out by the water. It’s awesome just watching all the people climbing and abseiling the cliffs. If you’re keen to have a go yourself, drop in to Riverlife. They have all kinds of ace ways to experience Kangaroo Point. Whether you’re on foot or wheels, bust a move along the walkways and boardwalks stretching all the way to Southbank on one side and past the Story Bridge on the other side.
For the ultimate Kangaroo Point adventure, sign up to do the Story Bridge Adventure Climb – scale the bridge for the best views in town. Brisbane locals have a soft spot for this bridge – it’s a local icon that’s lit up in glitzy colours every night. For a beverage (or three) with a view of the cascading lights, the Story Bridge Hotel is a local fave drinking hole set in a gorgeous revamped 19th-century pub. By day, head to the Cliffs Café perched at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs for awesome views of the city (and gelato)! But once it’s time to take your night all the way into the wee hours of the morning, all you have to do is get to the other side of the Story Bridge. Here, in Fortitude Valley
, weekends totally go off! There are stacks of bopping clubs, rooftop bars and trendy pubs to lure you into the chaos. And it’s always just a five minute cab ride home!
To get around, as well as buses, the citycat and taxis, you can score a free ride to most inner-city stops on the CityHopper ferry service – cha ching! With Woolloongabba and West End also within easy reach, Kangaroo Point is super central. Add to that the sweet parklands and impressive cliffs, and some great local drinking holes, and you’ve got yourself a new holiday destie that’s the bestie! Now get in and book your Kangaroo Point accommodation to see why all the locals are hangin’ out to live here.
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