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Address: Naval Stores Lower River Terrace | Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 3891 5766
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:30 - 22:00

Get down to the river and experience Brisbane from a different angle. At...

Get down to the river and experience Brisbane from a different angle. At Riverlife, we offer a range of exhilarating soft adventure and recreation activities and Aboriginal cultural experiences on the banks of the Brisbane River. Furthermore Riverlife offers unique riverfront venues for any occasion including weddings, engagement parties, corporate functions and events, product launches, bucks and hen’s nights, Christmas parties and team building.

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8 year old loved abseiling!

A huge thank you to the Riverlife abseiling team for encouraging my 8 year old to extend himself. He had a wonderful time & we will be back again soon.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mackay, Australia
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whilst the river views were very nice the actual paddle was disappointing. We would have seen more and had more fun simply hiring a kayak and exploring by ourselves. Being forced to basically float back to the start with the tide was very frustrating all because we had reached the turn around spot too quickly. In this instance perhaps the... More 

Thank Peter M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Instruction at beginning somewhat lacking (not a word on how to stop or turn your kayak). Group was far too big (23 plus guides) so there's no way they could have engaged with all of us even if they wanted to. The trip was supposed to be 1.5 hours however we reached the end point in 29 minutes and then... More 

Thank ikonono
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great fun as an activity, however one or two things can be improved. Address on website inaccurate, when we called for direction, we were told that "GPS doesn't like listed address, and we should just park at top of cliffs and walk down stairs". Ok, fair enough, but why not change website details. Also, guides were a bit lax on... More 

Thank Timbomac64
Mackay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A huge thank you to the Riverlife abseiling team for encouraging my 8 year old to extend himself. He had a wonderful time & we will be back again soon.

Thank jstripad
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic morning on the river. Many thanks to Luke for his help and knowledge. Loved the different perspective of looking at the water life from the river.

1 Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go Kayaking and Abseiling as my last minute activities before heading back to Sydney. My cousin and I had a wonderful time with our instructor - Stuart, he was extremely encouraging and experienced, nontheless making sure we are safe and well prepared. All the staffs were super nice and cheerful as well. Definitely would recommend!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went kayaking on a Friday night and had prawns and drinks afterwards. It was a great way to spend the night after a long week. The guides are very helpful and I would recommend it for beginners as well as experienced paddlers. The prawns were beautiful and fresh! Yum!

2 Thank Ann C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We held our wedding here in the sunset marquee, it was a gorgeous venue and all the guests raved about how amazing the food was. Dan and Sarah were fantastic on the night. Kate and Dan were very patient and dedicated to giving us the wedding we wanted despite the unpredictable weather. Kate was very flexible throughout the planning process.... More 

4 Thank anniecgp
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely 90 minutes of paddling on the Brisbane River is a great way to finish the day. The equipment was good but the waiver process was too slow. They really need to allow people to complete the form before they get there to stop the bottleneck on arrival. I would also like to see the price reduced by 10%... More 

Thank Scott L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had a really good time kayaking up the brisbane river, there was 5 of us, and although we were a bit slow to catch on to the technique, we were still encouraged by the instructors, and were given a very good brief on how to use the kayak and get in and out

3 Thank Rhiann F

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