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Brisbane for the Active Explorer

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A holiday means different things to different people. For some people the ideal break is relaxing by the pool, while others are after a more adventurous experience. Do you want to be challenged while you are away, to try things that you may never have done before, to push your boundaries and get an adrenaline rush to feel more alive? Luckily, a holiday in Brisbane can cater for both the relaxed and the active explorer. In this article, I will be looking at some of the more exciting activities on offer, which are all easily accessible from the comfort of the riverfront apartments available at Bridgewater Terraces, Kangaroo Point. Take a short ferry ride across the river from your apartments to Brisbane’s CBD, for a free bus transfer to your Tandem Sky Diving experience. Rising to an altitude of 14,000 feet, you will enjoy great views of the Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay, before you take the plunge. Feel the rush of excitement and euphoria as you experience the moments of freefall, then, as the chute activates, float gently to a beach landing at Redcliffe.

Jump the Beach Brisbane skydive experience

If you are taking a self-drive holiday, then a scenic drive to Ipswich for a hot air balloon ride, followed by a full hot breakfast and celebratory champagne, might be your preferred Brisbane activity choice. Watching these majestic balloons readying for flight at sunrise is an incredible spectacle and the amazing views, once you are aloft, will provide once in a lifetime photo opportunities. Getting back down to earth, your next must do Brisbane activity is the Story Bridge Adventure Climb at Kangaroo Point. Just moments from your base at Bridgewater Terraces, bridge climbs are available both day and night and reach a height of 80 metres at the summit of the bridge. This is one of only 3 bridge climbs in the world and gets even more amazing when you combine the climb with the opportunity to abseil down the last 30 metres into Captain Burke Park. Limited to groups of 10 people, this two and half hour experience is great to share with old friends or to make some new ones. More climbing, more abseiling – if you haven’t had enough yet, then it’s time to visit Kangaroo Point Cliffs. These man-made cliffs boast a vertical rock face about 25 metres high. There are two climbing areas – the main cliff and the nursery cliff – catering to a variety of ability levels so, whether you’re a novice or an experienced climber, you’re guaranteed an afternoon of excitement.

The Kangaroo Point cliffs

From the sky to the ground, the only place left to go is the water. From a pickup point at Roma St, only an 8 minute drive from Bridgewater Terraces, you’ll be on your way to a full day adventure on Moreton Island. Upon arrival, you will go via 4WD to the sand dunes where you can go sand boarding or sand tobogganing. Reaching speeds of up to 40 or 50 kph from heights of up to 90 metre dunes, these high adrenaline rides really pack a punch. Enjoy lunch overlooking Moreton Bay, while you get to know the new friends you have made in this small 16 person group. In the afternoon, you have the choice to kayak or snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks. This artificial reef is home to a range of tropical fish, wobbegongs and coral formations. On the cruise back, keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, dugongs and the seasonal humpback whales. In amongst these Brisbane activities, don’t neglect to feed the inner person and take a moment to relax and swap tales and photos with your new found friends. Grabbing a bite to eat at any of the superb venues located at Eagle St Pier will either round off your fun filled day or kickstart an action packed evening. Whether it’s a steak at Cha Cha Char Wine Bar and Grill, a Pizza at Stellarossa or a healthy burger choice at Grill’d, you’ll find them all at Eagle St Pier. No matter your budget or preference – backpackers, eco lodge or resort, you’ll find a range of accommodation choices nearby, including my personal recommendation of the friendly and affordable apartments right here at Bridgewater Terraces, Kangaroo Point. Visit once and you’re sure to come back. Related Topics

Denis Goodman :Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday. Follow Denis on Google+