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Kangaroo Point Cliffs

On any given day, locals and tourists flock to the area to soak up the sunshine.
By Karl Brock
November 03, 2011
By Karl Brock
November 03, 2011

Where: River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

Whether it is from the top or the bottom of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, this is more than likely the best spot for a picnic in Brisbane. On any given day, locals and tourists flock to the area to soak up the sunshine and admire the city that the once cultural backwater of Brisbane has now become.

From the top the view includes the Eastern stretch of the CBD in the foreground, with the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in the background. From the bottom, a riverside view of the city greets the eyes of the beholder. The parks, both top and bottom, boast gazebos, seats and tables, barbecues and enough grassy areas to lay down a picnic spread. There are cafés for lazy picnickers and rock climbing and cycleways for the more adventurous spirits.

The best time to visit the cliffs would have to be the afternoon as the sun slowly shrinks behind Mt Coo-tha and the city's buildings begin to light up the night sky. For those daring enough to play frisbee from the top of the cliffs, let it be noted that you do so at your own peril – it’s quite a workout retrieving a poorly thrown disc from the bottom of the cliffs.

Published on November 03, 2011 by Karl Brock
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