Kangaroo PointAustralia

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Visit Kangaroo Point

Striking cliffs line the river at this inner-city location, where Brisbane locals come to get active and spend time outdoors.

Kangaroo Point is an exercise-junkie’s paradise that boasts a prime location right in the heart of the city.

Stroll along the boardwalk that winds through 3 miles (5 kilometers) of scenic parklands and take in the views across the stately Brisbane River. Check out the City Botanic Gardens on the opposite bank and enjoy unparalleled views of the iconic Story Bridge from the top of the cliffs.

If you’re feeling brave, book in for the Story Bridge Adventure Climb then finish off an exciting day with a drink at one of the pubs or restaurants tucked right under the bridge.

Visit this area in the evening to see local rock climbers scale the floodlit Kangaroo Point Cliffs, or put on a harness and have a go yourself at a climbing session where you’ll be in the safe hands of an experienced instructor.

The sight of the city lights reflected on the water creates the perfect atmosphere for a picnic, so bring some supplies and cook a meal on the free electric barbecues dotted throughout the park.

Paddle up the swirling waters of the river on one of the kayak tours run by the local adventure center. Other activities on offer include rollerblading, abseiling and stand-up paddleboarding.

Rent a bicycle to explore the trails that run all the way to the famous South Bank Parklands nearby. This ride will take you past bustling waterfront cafés and tranquil patches of mangroves before ending at Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct.

Catch the ferry from the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal across to Eagle Street Pier, a waterfront district famous for high-end dining and trendy bars.

Stay in the wide variety of accommodations on offer in the streets behind the Kangaroo Point Cliffs; this remains one of the most convenient locations to be based while exploring Brisbane. Eat at one of the restaurants clustered on Main Street, where low-key options are great for those nights when you don’t want to strain your budget.

The central suburb of Kangaroo Point is easy to access and offers the rare chance for an outdoor adventure right in the middle of the urban jungle.

Top Hotels in Kangaroo Point

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Point Brisbane Hotel
The Point Brisbane Hotel
4.5 out of 5
21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

This family-friendly Kangaroo Point hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Eagle Street Pier. Story ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,522 reviews)

"Central position very easy bto get around to everything. Free Ferry 150 metre away. Cafe around the corner verh reasonable . Only negative not enough foxtel channels or free tv And one movie channel the other one didn't work"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/22

The Point Brisbane Hotel
City Star Lodge
City Star Lodge
3.5 out of 5
650 Main Street, Corner of Sinclair Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7

Located in the heart of Kangaroo Point, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Kangaroo Point Cliffs, The Gabba, and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. South ...

4.1/5Very Good! (264 reviews)

"Most everything was fine. There was only one issue where we couldn't use the WiFi in our room (or could only use it sparingly) due to ongoing connection issues. However, by sitting in the Internet lounge near the lobby, the WiFi worked fine."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/30

City Star Lodge
Central Dockside Apartment Hotel
Central Dockside Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7

Located in the heart of Kangaroo Point, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Street Mall and The Gabba. Roma Street Parkland and Tivoli are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (747 reviews)

"Very nice spacious appartment good location voucher for cafe very nice"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/12

Central Dockside Apartment Hotel

Popular things to do in Kangaroo Point

The Gabba
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The Gabba

4.5/5(18 reviews)

Catch an event at The Gabba during your trip to Kangaroo Point. Experience the entertainment choices and fascinating museums in this culturally-rich area.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs
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Kangaroo Point Cliffs

4.5/5(25 reviews)

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.

Story Bridge
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Story Bridge

4.5/5(19 reviews)

This bridge attracts visitors not only for its historical significance, but also for its spectacular bridge climb and its colorful nighttime lighting. 

Queen Street Mall
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Queen Street Mall

4.5/5(237 reviews)

Shop for books or fashion, grab a bite to eat in a restaurant or bar and watch street performers entertain the crowds along Brisbane’s central shopping district.

Roma Street Parkland
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Roma Street Parkland

4.5/5(103 reviews)

Stroll through this inner-city oasis with lake, subtropical flowers, native plants, public art and water features.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Take a cosmic adventure with an enormous star projector, real artifacts from space missions and an observatory housed in Brisbane’s first planetarium.

Reviews of Kangaroo Point


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Nov 15, 2018

Beautiful views, nice access to river ferry system, close to the Church of Jesus Christ Brisbane temple

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