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Story Bridge, Brisbane

(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Scale the top of Brisbane's iconic Story Bridge to enjoy 360-degree views of the city, mountain ranges, and Moreton Bay Islands at dawn, afternoon, or night. These climbing adventures are available daily. The tour guides, who are expert climbers, explain the route and monitor safety. Necessary equipment (including sunscreen, sunglasses, rain-resistant jackets, and hats) is provided. For visitors preferring to stay close to the ground, there are riverside walks nearby. These are especially popular at dusk, when the bridge is illuminated with purple lighting all around its edges. The bridge, which opened in 1940, is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Brisbane holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Story Bridge and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Going on the Big Wheel was fun, plus the beautiful pools provide a chance to cool off and relax, and there are so many great places to eat and relax  more »
  • If you want to take pictures of the Story Bridge from a different perspective head over to Fortitude Valley. Walk the local streets and take in the great views of the river and Story Bridge.  more »
  • Beautiful light up at night, spend some time strolling the wharf at night or a meal with a view of the bridge.  more »
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  • Colorful lighting on events around the world. A way to tell people they care about all.
  • A spectacular bridge and an icon of Brisbane. One of the best views is from underneath, near the Story Bridge Hotel, showing the intricate trusses of the southern approach. A walk across the bridge can be very noisy but gives an unbeatable view of the city.
  • I loved walking over the bridge. Just a simple, free, thing to do with amazing views of downtown Brisbane. Is a bit noisy but hey ho.
  • We came by to see the Story Bridge initially because it was modeled after the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montréal, but we also got to walk around the bike/walk path along the Brisbane River. From there, you can get many views of the bridge. You can, if you're not afraid of heights, walk aross the bridge as well.
  • This is the place to go to take amazing photos of the riverfront and city behind it. There is mesh along the bridge walkway but enough space in the gaps to manoeuvre a camera lens. Keep an eye out for cyclists and runners as this tends to be a busy stretch of pavement.