Summer may be over, but there’s plenty of sunshine left. Make the most of it with these five awesome outdoor activities to try around Brisbane.
Cost: 1.5-hour hire $45
Riverlife is definitely the go-to for awesome outdoor activities in Brisbane, as it offers basically everything you can imagine – from skateboarding to abseiling to indigenous crafting. But we’re here for the kayaking today, as it’s the perfect way to experience the Brisbane River up close as the sun shimmers down. You don’t even need to know what you’re doing, as Riverlife will take good care of you and teach you all the basics before you hit the water. How good is that?
“Riverlife is one of Brisbane’s hidden treasures! Having lived by the river in New Farm for a number of year, I didn’t even know it existed until a friend invited me a long to a small beer tasting event. What a great spot! Good people, great views…abseiling, kayaking etc.! The perfect place to challenge the boys or take a first date. Beats a boring date any day. 10/10 would recommend.” – jr25
Cost: From $250 (minimum 6 participants)
Canyoning is like an all-purpose natural obstacle course, with bushwalking, climbing, abseiling, water jumps and swimming all rolled up into one awesome day. It’s an incredible experience to share with your friends, and Green Frog Adventures organises canyoning trips in stunning valleys all around the Gold and Sunshine coasts. If you love fresh air and gorgeous natural scenery – and a bit of an adrenaline rush – then this is for you.
There’s plenty of reasons to visit Tangalooma (dolphins, luxury apartments and legendary sunsets, to name just a few), but you really haven’t lived until you’ve hopped on a quad bike and torn it up through the gorgeous beaches and stunning bushlands of Moreton Island. The expert instructors make it safe for anyone aged 10 and above, and we guarantee you’ll be hopelessly hooked from the moment you get started.
Cost: 1-hour escorted trail ride $45
If you were always asking Santa for a pony as a kid (and weren’t we all?) then Slickers is the place for you. This place arranges a variety of escorted riding trips, each of which serves as a lovely way to see the breathtaking local countryside first hand. The teachers are wonderfully supportive, so you don’t have to worry if you’ve never ridden a horse before. And you’re not a kid anymore, so why not do the grown-up thing and take the pub or winery ride? Horse riding and wine tasting, together at last…
“Had the most wonderful experience at Slickers Horse riding today. I did the Winery trail ride to Ocean View Estate. The horses were in great condition, and very well behaved. I felt safe and secure. The team led by Tash were friendly and approachable. The views were breathtaking. The winery is just gorgeous and the food and wine tasting was a great part of the ride as well.” – TamaraBoucaut
Cost: $10pp for 2 hours (under 10 people), or $96 per lane for 2 hours (over 10 people)
The Boo is the jewel of the Queensland lawn bowls scene. It’s classy, glamorous and welcoming to all, whether you’re a total rookie or a seasoned pro. There’s a swanky bar, a quality restaurant and loads of lush, green space, so head down and give it a go. It’s the perfect place to rock and roll (see what we did there?).