Brisbane Off Trail Adventures

Brisbane Trail Ultra’s finish line is at the Queensland Maritime Museum at South Bank and Start line at The Gap close to Enoggera Reservoir and Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. We’ve chosen these locations due to the proximity to hotels but also close to family outdoor adventure experiences. Traveling to an event is a great opportunity to get out and have fun with your family. You can be a tourist from interstate or abroad or be a tourist in you down local Brisbane.  You can Kayak on the Brisbane River, Rock Climb or Abseil the famous Kangaroo Cliffs, Stand Up Paddle Board on the Enoggera Reservoir and visit Walkabout Creek’s wildlife park and get up close and personal to platypus’, koalas, kangaroo’s, reptiles and many more. So much for the family to do with you while you rest in your taper or have  fun doing while you are out racing.

Here is our Check Point Guide to Brisbane’s Off Trail Adventures

Adventure 1

Queensland Maritime Museum

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The Queensland Maritime Museum was founded in 1971 and is run by a self-funded voluntary Association. It is situated on the banks of the Brisbane River at the southern end of South Bank Parklands. The Museum contains extensive collections of historical maritime artifacts, books, documents and photographs. The collection is displayed to the public in the galleries and grounds of the Museum under the broad headings of Navigation, Lighthouses, Ship Models, Marine Engines, Vessels, and the Dry Dock.

Adventure 2

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

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Get up close and personal with Brisbane’s unique wildlife at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. Capture your children’s imagination, discover what’s in Brisbane’s back yard and explore the walking trails around Enoggera Reservoir. The Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is located on the boarder between The Gap and D’Aguilar National Park and is also on the course of the Brisbane Trail Ultra. It is the perfect location to spend sometime while in Brisbane.

Walkabout Creek Adventures

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Walkabout Creek Adventures a Brisbane Trail Ultra Partner offering a 2 for 1 deal over the Brisbane Trail Ultra weekend. Walkabout Creek Adventures is located in The Gap on Enoggera Reservoir. You can see off your runner then head to Enogerra Reservoir to check out the water life in and around the water body. You can choose between the following activities;

  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Segway

Check out there website for more details on their special offers they have for Brisbane Trail Ultra runners and their families.

Adventure 2

Riverlife

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Riverlife Adventure Centre is situated right on the Brisbane River at South Bank only 1k from the finish line of the Brisbane Trail Ultra. Whilst your runner is out on the trails you can choose between the following activities;

  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Segway
  • Bike Hire
  • Kayaking
  • Lazer Tag

Adventure 3 Mount Coot-Tha Lookout

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Take in the stunning view of the Brisbane Skyline, Moreton Island, Mount Barney, Flinders View, Brisbane River and surrounds at the Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Many walking trails start at this destination and it is also the perfect spot to spy your runner as they go past the view at the Summit of Mount Coot-tha.

Adventure 4 Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

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Visit Queensland’s premier sun-tropical botanic gardens, displaying distinctly different gardens arranged in thematic and geographical displays. Discover themed areas including the scented garden, bamboo grove, arid zone, Japanese Gardens, tropical greenhouse and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world.

Adventure 5 Brisbane’s CityCycle Bike Hire

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Brisbane has an amazing selection of well designed bike paths that navigate around the river and many of Brisbane’s tourist attractions. It’s a fun way to see the best of Brisbane whilst having a great time. Check out the map of all the stations you can do a self guides tour of the city and you will be able to meet your runner at the start of the South Bank Promenade and ride with them the final 2kms of the event from West End to the Queensland Maritime Museum.

Adventure 6 Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

 

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The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium was established in 1978 by Brisbane City Council. Located within Brisbane’s Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Planetarium is home of the Cosmic Skydome, a 12.5-metre-diameter projection dome.

Enjoy a show in the Cosmic Skydome, take a tour of Brisbane’s current night sky with one of our astronomers or visit the Planetarium’s Display Zone to take an astronomical journey from the present day Solar System to the time of the Big Bang.