Riverlife - Unique adventure & recreation experiences on land and water – 7 days a week!
Looking for a great outdoor activity in the city without breaking the budget? Day or night kayak on the Brisbane River to South Bank / Mowbray Park, rock climb or abseil the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, learn to skate or hire a mountain bike or set of rollerblades along the river! No experience necessary - minimum 8 years of age.
Also available… Riverlife’s unique riverfront venues (surrounding Brisbane’s heritage listed Naval Stores) with great affordable catering options!
Visit Riverlife’s NEW recreation centre – Tangatours at Tangalooma Island Resort on Brisbane’s Moreton Island!
Whether you want to indulge in a special treatment or just relax with a massage, manicure or facial, Beautiful Beings Day Spa & Clinic will look after you. Enjoy their Signature Package – a relaxing back of the body massage, a hydrating body wrap & a skin-specific facial!! Life giving rituals & massages have been practised in every culture since the beginning of time. Ancient people have lived in balance with the rhythms of nature and have understood that each person is a unique combination of elements with individual needs at different times. Our massage menu respects these traditions.
Welcome Onboard the Aussie Princess
The Aussie Princess provides the opportunity for guests to experience the little known beauty of Melbourne by water.
Riverlife Adventure Centre is a young, dynamic and fun adventure business that provides active, recreational, social, family, work and leisure related experiences all within Brisbane's inner city! We are passionate about adventure and outdoor recreation and ensure our activities and tours are designed to challenge and involve active customer participation with heart-pumping experiences, which embrace Brisbane's history, culture and environment!
The area has a children's playground, taps, BBQs, power, disabled access and car parking. Toilets are close to the car park.
Share in rich Aboriginal culture presented by the Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers-Riverlife Mirrabooka in the natural bushland of Kangaroo Point. Develop an awareness of the diverse aspects of contemporary Aboriginal culture by witnessing and participating in traditional song and dance passed down over many generations, primitive fire starting techniques, playing of Aboriginal musical instruments (such as didgeridoos) and listening to Indigenous educational talks that offer an insight into Aboriginal life and history of this ancient land. Riverlife Mirrabooka offers a rare opportunity to share in rich Aboriginal spiritual connections to our country in the heart of Brisbane. An opportunity not to be missed! Bookings are essential. Riverlife Mirrabooka also offers private group sessions for 20 plus people. Packages for off-site performances are also available. Other activities that may interest you at Riverlife Adventure Centre include day and night kayaking, rock climbing and abseiling, as well as bike / kick bike / kayak and inline skate hire.
The first woman to practise medicine in Queensland, Lilian Cooper, and her lifetime partner Josephine Bedford, were regular worshippers at St Mary's Anglican Church, colloquially known as the naval chapel and once linked by stairs down the Kangaroo Point cliffs to the naval stores below. Within the church, two large gothic stained glass windows and an altar are dedicated to Cooper and her WWI heroics. Dismissed by English and Australian military authorities because she was female, Cooper signed up with the Scottish Women's Hospitals Service. Bedford went too. While Cooper worked to stabilise casualties just behind the Serbian front, Bedford ferried the injured to safety. Their war efforts earned them the Order of St Sava. They returned to Brisbane in time to continue their community welfare efforts and fight the Spanish flu epidemic that returned with servicemen. The Warriors' Chapel was dedicated in 1950, commemorating armed service and merchant navy personnel who died in both world wars. Navy memorials can be found throughout the grounds, overlooking the Brisbane River.
Brisbane's Story Bridge opened for operation on July 6, 1940. This date came five years after construction commenced and fourteen years after initial recommendations for a river crossing in the Kangaroo Point vicinity. Essentially, the Story Bridge was one of the then governments' three major public works projects, creating years of employment for many men during the Great Depression. The Story Bridge is the largest steel bridge designed, fabricated and constructed in Australia by Australians. The Story Bridge took five years to construct, one year longer than planned. Queenslander, Dr John Bradfield was Consulting Engineer. His design team prepared 600 working drawings. Currently the bridge is repainted every 7 years using 17,500 litres of paint. There is approximately 105,000 square metres of painted steel surfaces.
Offering impressive early morning or evening views, extending across the river to the City and beyond to the mountains surrounding the city's outskirts, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a popular picnic spot. At the cliffs' base are well maintained gas barbecues and eating spots, interspersed between vibrant river's edge sculptures, walking and cycling tracks, and whimsical pavilions for the rest. You might also consider some serious abseiling!
The Story Bridge Adventure Climb is a soft adventure experience walk on top of the iconic Story Bridge. It's Brisbane's must do leisure experience and the most spectacular way to discover the city and surrounding areas. The breathtaking panoramic views stretch out across to Moreton Bay and Islands and west across the Scenic Rim. The two and a half hour experience includes a journey up over the bridges superstructure to the 80 metre summit and is only one of three such experiences in the world. The climb includes all safety equipment and full commentary on the history of the bridge, the city and surrounding areas. They also have another choice of climb, with Abseil Climb. Now not only can you climb the bridge, you can abseil down one of its pylons into Captain Burke Park at its base. This is the only experience of its kind in the world.