Things to do while staying at Founda Gardens
For thrill seekers and addicts of adventure: Want to do something with real excitement? Then see what Brisbane has to offer adrenalin junkies.
City and city fringe
Riverlife Adventure Centre – Right on the Brisbane River in the city centre, the team at Riverlife promote healthy living and encourage you experience some fun, fitness and fresh air. Paddle your way up the Brisbane River in a kayak or motorised inflatable boat, rock climb or abseil from the Kangaroo Point cliffs, join a personal training session or even hire a bike, scooter, unicycle or a pair of rollerblades to test out Brisbane’s 27 kilometre long bikeway.
Story Bridge Adventure Climb – A 2.5 hour climb to the top of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge. Story Bridge Adventure Climb offers a spectacular way to discover Brisbane. At the highest point of the bridge, 80 metres above theBrisbaneRiver, you will enjoy uninterrupted 360° views of Brisbane, the river and surrounding mountains.
Fly Me to the Moon – Takes you on a scenic champagne breakfast hot air balloon flight over Brisbane and gives you uninterrupted views of the city and surrounding areas. This award-winning operator is one of only four companies in the world permitted to fly balloons over a city. Note: Book two weeks in advance to ensure flight availability.
Urban Climb – If you’re up for some high energy fun and fitness, then try indoor rock climbing. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are available with trained instructors who guide you through your climbing experience at various venues in and aroundBrisbane. Once you have mastered the art, you are free to climb at your own pace. Based in West End.
Flying Fighters Adventures – Fulfil your need for speed and take to the skies with this pure adventure flight in a WWII Fighter Jet. Visit the onsite museum where you can view classic aircraft restored to fully-operational condition. Located in Archerfield, about 20 minutes from Brisbane.
Further a field – Greater Brisbane Region
Brisbane Skydiving Centre (40 minutes west of downtown Brisbane) – Whether you’re a first time jumper or a skydiving guru, strap on your parachute and dive with the best of them. Brisbane Skydiving Centre offers solo or tandem jumps for 1st time beginners, also full certified skydiving courses for gaining your international “A” licence. Based in Ipswich.
Ipswich Motorsport Precinct (40 minutes west of downtown Brisbane) – Experience the thrill, speed and power of driving a V8 racecar, superbike, Formula 1 racecar or dragster, or watch the pro’s go through their paces at this theme park for “rev heads”.
Bushranger Bikes (starting from Brisbane CBD) – If off-road mountain biking is your style, you can explore a range of off-road options in the national parks and mountains aroundBrisbane on specialty tours guided by experienced endurance cyclists.
The WRX Experience (30 minutes south of downtown Brisbane) – This purpose built driving complex is located half way betweenBrisbane and the Gold Coast. Experience the thrill of high speed racing behind the wheel of a Rally spec Subaru Impreza WRX STi rally car, with 350 hp at your disposal.
Cable Ski Logan (30 minutes south of downtown Brisbane) – A cable water ski lake for beginners or experienced skiers. Wakeboards also available for hire. Floating Images can take you on a spectacular balloon ride taking in both Ipswich CBD and its scenic surrounds, followed by a champagne breakfast. Balloons Above will float you over the patchwork fields of the Locker Valley, then nourish you with a French style champagne breakfast on the verandah of their classic Queenslander.
Breakout Adventures (40 minutes northwest of downtown Brisbane) – If you are seeking the ultimate physical and mental challenge or just want to be prepared, then Tom’s commando style training (ropes courses; bivouacs; shooting; team building; canoe and rafting expeditions) will get the adrenalin pumping! Tom can tailor a program to suit your needs.
Totally Offshore Fishing Australia (40 minutes from downtown Brisbane) – Departing from Newport WaterwaysMarina at Scarborough, head out to sea for a full day of guided fishing adventure, from heavy tackle game fishing (all year round) to light tackle game fishing (summer) and reef fishing (winter). All rods, reels and tackle supplied.
Mt French (90 minutes southwest of downtown Brisbane) – If you’re an experienced rock climber, then Mt French is the thrill for you. It is hailed as one of the best climbs in the world. On any given day, you’ll have an international encounter with climbers from around the world.
Moreton Bay Escapes 4WD Adventure Trip (90 minutes from downtown Brisbane) – This exciting tour starts with a luxury cruise to Moreton Island. On arrival, board the 4WD for an action packed day sand boarding and tobogganing. You’ll also experience the beauty of Moreton Island.
Mountain Lakes Adventure (90 minutes northwest of downtown Brisbane) –This is an authentic outback adventure, and so close to Brisbane. From a working cattle property, you’ll ride through bush landscapes, have dinner around the campfire and sleep under the stars. Located in the beautiful shire of Esk.
Straddie Adventures (90 minutes west of downtown Brisbane) – Drive 35 minutes to Cleveland on the coast, then hop on a passenger/vehicular ferry to North Stradbroke Island (or “Straddie” in ‘localspeak’) for a glorious day of island adventure. Award-winning Straddie Adventures specialise in sea kayaking, sand boarding, four wheel drive tours and snorkelling adventure for visitors to the island.