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5 Best Adventurous Activities to do in Brisbane – Thrilling Escapades Await

From massive mountains to dense forests, there's an array of adventures just waiting to be discovered right at Brisbane's' doorstep. So, if you're on vacation and looking to break a sweat and get the blood pumping, here're five of the best adventurous activities you can do in Brisbane.


Climb a Mountain

Just along the outskirts of Brisbane is one of the most scenic locations in the whole of Australia – the aptly named Scenic Rim. This is a collection of mountains and hills that form a massive circular ridge – it is covered in lush rainforests that hide several stunning waterfalls. A hike along any one of these mountains can be quite a thrilling adventure as you encounter unique wildlife while being treated to stunning views of the landscape. If you're in the mood for a challenge, try trekking up Mount Barney – the climb itself is somewhat difficult but the view waiting for you up top more than makes up for it.


Swim in the Wilderness

If you're in the mood for a cool swim while in Brisbane, your thoughts will immediately drift towards the beach. Now, while the ocean water that borders the city can be quite inviting, there are hidden oases tucked away in Brisbane's wilderness that can be just as great – all you have to do is find them. The Cronan Creek Falls and Cedar Creek Waterfall Pools are two such hidden gems. You will need to trek along forest paths in order to reach them, but that just adds to the adventure, doesn't it? Once you do reach them, all you have to do is slip into something comfortable and dive right in.


Meeting the Locals

You don't always have to head to Brisbane's outskirts to find yourself an adventure. By acquainting yourself with the local populace you might just become enthralled in a journey you've never expected! You can start off by heading to the City Sounds – Australia's largest free lie music program. The event takes place every week and an array of touring bands and local artists always end up giving a great performance at the show. If you're in the mood for something quieter you can head on over to the weekend farmer's market and try out some fresh produce or just take in the resplendent sights of the open farmlands. If you're staying at one of the holiday apartments Brisbane has to offer – for example, the Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites – you can always consult your hotel concierge about the timings and locations of such events.


Go Camping

There's no shortage of camping sites in the Brisbane area. In fact, you even have a choice of what environment you'd like to camp out in. if you're in the mood for a rainforest escape, you'll love a trip to the mountain ranges of Lamington National Park. If you're in the mood for something a bit more remote and rugged, consider the secluded wilds of Girraween National Park. Ultimately, whatever your choice may be, you can't go wrong with the many great camping opportunities Brisbane has to offer.


Explore the Rainforest

Speaking of Lamington National Park, did you know that you can actually spend an entire day walking through its verdant greenery via treetop walkways! Not only is this quite the exciting excursion, being so high up offers an excellent view of the forest below. This, in turn, means it's a great opportunity to spot some of Brisbane's unique wildlife and avifauna.