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Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Enjoy one of Brisbane’s best spots for sunset drinks with panoramic views over the glinting city skyscrapers, the winding river and the City Botanic Gardens.

Drinks with sunset views over the city and river turn into barbecue dinners beneath the star-filled sky at the scenic Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Perfectly situated overlooking the City Botanic Gardens on the opposite bank of the Brisbane River, the cliffs are popular with picnickers, rock climbers, joggers and sun-seekers.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs were created by quarrying carried out by convicts in the 1800s. See some of the Brisbane Tuff stone in heritage buildings around the city, such as the Old Windmill at Spring Hill. The top and base of the cliffs are now fantastic recreational areas, with long paths for scenic walks and green parks perfect for barbecues and picnics.

The long esplanade at the bottom of the cliffs following the river is popular with joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers. Hire a bike or a paddleboard from Riverlife near the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal or tackle an adventurous rock-climbing course up the 20-metre-high (65-foot) rock face for a close look at the handiwork of the convicts who quarried the stone.

Have coffee on the café’s upper terrace with views over the Riverside Centre, the bustling waterfront business district on the opposite bank. Take kids to the nearby play space and large grassy lawns where you can spread out a blanket and enjoy the views and the Queensland sunshine.

Watch the sunset over the city from the lookouts or the stone shelter known as Scout Place on the upper terrace. Pack a picnic and your camera and watch as the lights come on across the city.

At the end of Kangaroo Point is the Story Bridge, often illuminated with multi-coloured lights to support charity campaigns or denote historic days. Walking paths on either side of the bridge have spectacular views across the river’s bend and lead to Fortitude Valley where you’ll find multicultural dining options and Brisbane’s hippest nightlife.

Photos of Brisbane from the vantage point of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs are an essential part of any visit to Queensland’s capital. Experience this fantastic place to explore and have an adventure.


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Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites

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    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This luxury apartment building is located in the heart of Brisbane, walking distance from St. Stephens Cathedral, MacArthur Museum Brisbane, and Queen Street Mall. Also nearby are Brisbane Riverside Markets and Eagle Street Pier.

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    267 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury hotel is steps from Griffith University South Bank and South Bank Parklands. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane are also within 10 minutes. South Bank Station is only a 4-minute walk and South Brisbane Station is 14 minutes.

      iStay River City Brisbane NT$2,678
      iStay River City Brisbane

      iStay River City Brisbane

      79 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Brisbane, this luxury apartment building is near the beach and within walking distance of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Eagle Street Pier, and Queen Street Mall. Also nearby are South Bank Parklands and Treasury Casino.

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        Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites

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        108 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This luxury apartment building is located in the heart of Brisbane, walking distance from Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and MacArthur Museum Brisbane. Also nearby are Treasury Casino and St. Stephens Cathedral.

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          Oaks Brisbane Casino Tower Suites

          Oaks Brisbane Casino Tower Suites

          151 George Street, Brisbane, QLD
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Oaks Brisbane on Felix Suites NT$2,782
            Oaks Brisbane on Felix Suites

            Oaks Brisbane on Felix Suites

            26 Felix Street, Brisbane, QLD
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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              Royal On The Park NT$2,424
              Royal On The Park

              Royal On The Park

              152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Parliament House. Eagle Street Pier and Queensland University of Technology are also within 10 minutes. Brisbane Central Station is 13 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 18 minutes.

                The Point Brisbane Hotel NT$3,494
                The Point Brisbane Hotel

                The Point Brisbane Hotel

                21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Kangaroo Point hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Eagle Street Pier. Story Bridge and The Gabba are also within 1 mi (2 km). Brisbane Central Station is 20 minutes by foot and Brisbane Fortitude Valley Station is 26 minutes.