Kangaroo Point

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Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point is within walking distance of the city, yet is far away enough to offer quiet respite from its bustling urban lifestyle. You can easily catch a CityCat ferry here as well (but then you wouldn’t be able to fully experience the picturesque walk).

Starting the tour

Start from Central Station.

Section 1:
Directions:

Turn left onto William Street (New Quay) and continue walking straight ahead for about 10 minutes. When the road ends, cross (Parliament House is in front of you) and turn right down Alice Street. Follow the road around; this will take you into the QUT Campus. Continue straight on this path through the buildings until you reach a mini square. Goodwill Bridge is to your right. Cross over it.

Stopover:

Goodwill Bridge: Controversy arose during the construction of the bridge over its growing cost, and a subsequent budgetary blow-out that resulted in the use of $23 million in government funds. The bridge was scheduled to be opened by Queen Elizabeth II during her visit for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting summit to be held in Brisbane, but after the postponement of that meeting in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the bridge was instead opened by the then Queensland Premier, Peter Beattie.

Section 2:
Directions:

At the end of Goodwill Bridge, turn left and follow the footpath, known as ‘The Cliffs Boardwalk’. To your left is the Maritime Museum.

Stopover:

The Maritime Museum is open to visitors every day of the year except 24 December to 26 December and Good Friday. With low admission costs and a wide range of interesting maritime displays the Museum attracts over 35,000 visitors per annum including families, school groups, tour groups, interstate and international visitors.

Until March 2008, the Museum will be hosting a special exhibition entitled Women and the Sea. Photographs of all of the Museum’s features are welcome and there are guides on hand.

Section 3:
Directions:

From here continue straight along the riverside; eventually taking you to the Story Bridge, where you can cross to Fortitude Valley.

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One of the main attractions in Kangaroo Point is the Riverlife Adventure Centre, which boasts an extensive list of activities including: cycling, kayaking, rollerblading, boating, abseiling, rock climbing, personal trainers, scooters and more. Prices range from $15 (mountain bike hire) to $88 (full day adventure pass equipment hire).

Section 4:
Directions:

To get back to the city, you have the options of catching a ferry, crossing the Story Bridge or walking back the way you came. To cross the Story Bridge turn right off the walkway onto Thornton Street; you will see the walkway in front of you. Once on the other side, follow the road to your left around (Ivory Street), until you see Adelaide Street. Turn left onto it and continue straight; you will reach the city centre in about 10-15 minutes.

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