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Things to do in Brisbane for the Adventurous


Whether you’re seeking action or relaxation, sky-high thrills or water-based spills, rev-head get up and go or family-style fun, you’re spoilt for choice in Brisbane with Adrenaline.

The Queensland capital offers ideal year-round climates for enjoying the great outdoors. There is also a wide range of indoor activities for most ages that are set to exhilarate adventurous types, enliven the spirit and restore the senses.

Brisbane for the Adventurous

Adrenaline offers more than 2500 activities for sightseers and thrill seekers throughout Australia and New Zealand. If you’re based in Queensland, jump online at Adrenaline to view and book Brisbane’s best things to do

You can hone in on the perfect choice for adventure-style excitement by filtering your preferred activity and price range. You’re limited only by imagination with the extensive range on offer. On land, you can choose from the iconic Story Bridge climb, a range of high-powered driving experiences, including V8 Supercars, European Supercars, rally driving and Defensive Driving courses, Segway experiences, abseiling and rock climbing, BBQ cooking classes, brewery and winery tours, photography courses, escape room packages and more.

If the sky’s the limit for your adventurous spirit, indulge in scenic helicopter flights, tandem skydiving over stunning Redcliffe Beach, adrenaline-charged aerobatic flights and flight simulator experiences and even the all-ages and every-weather thrills of iFly Brisbane indoor skydiving.

Things to do off the coast of Brisbane

Brisbane is blessed with beautiful waterways and surrounding coastlines, and Adrenaline makes a splash with its offer of whale watching in season. You can choose to marvel at this annual migratory spectacle in Brisbane and nearby at Hervey Bay, which is the official whale-watching capital of the world.

Further afield, you could visit the world-famous Whitsunday Islands for the Whitsundays Snorkeling Three-in-one Full Day Experience. Featuring a relaxing boat ride to the powder-soft sands of Whitehaven Beach, island hopping to visit the pristine beauty of Hill Inlet Beach and snorkel the Whitsundays coral reef aft Hook Island and Border Island, and a guided walk through the Whitsunday Islands National Park, this family-friendly event is an awe-inspiring, eye-opening education in one.   

A Brisbane family holiday wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the famous Gold Coast theme parks. Approximately an hour away by car you can choose to go to Wet ‘n’ Wild, Warner Bros Movie World, Seaworld or Dreamworld.

If you’re channeling a fine romance, the City Lights Dinner Cruise on the Brisbane River is designed for saying “I do”. 

Adrenaline also offers a range of gift vouchers for your Queensland-based adventure lover to redeem the perfect experience that will set their spirits soaring.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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