Biking in Brisbane



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An extensive network of bicycle paths crisscrosses Brisbane. One of the best paths follows the level, recently upgraded Bicentennial Bikeway southeast along the Brisbane River, across the Goodwill Bridge, then along to South Bank Parklands or Kangaroo Point cliffs. The new Kuripla Bridge and Go Between Bridge are also both cyclist-friendly ways to cross the river between the city and South Brisbane.

Brisbane City Council. The Brisbane City Council website includes downloadable maps and lets you search for bikeways. Visitors can pick up Council-operated CityCycle bikes from 150 designated points around the inner city, returning them when they're done.

Riverlife Adventure Centre. Riverlife Adventure Centre runs guided rock-climbing and abseiling sessions off Kangaroo Point cliffs, cycling tours around Brisbane attractions, day and night kayaking and stand up paddle boarding trips on the Brisbane River (followed by prawns and drinks or a barbecue), bicycle and rollerblade hire, segway tours, and indigenous culture experiences. A highlight is the Mirrabooka Aboriginal Cultural Experience, which includes a traditional performance by the Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers and hands-on instruction in fire-starting, instrument playing, boomerang throwing, and painting. Naval Stores, Lower River Tce., Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QLD, 4169. 07/3891–5766. A$45–A$85.


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