Abseiling with Adventures Around Brisbane

Abseiling with Adventures Around Brisbane


Posted 2012-05-22 by Jarrard Potterfollow

Every year as my birthday rolls around, my Mum asks me what I would like to get. And each year I give the same response: "I don't know". But this year was different. No question, just a voucher for an abseiling experience, which turned out to be the best fun I've had hanging off a cliff face.

This abseiling was provided by Adventures Around Brisbane , who offer a number of abseiling adventures that cater to many tastes and budgets.

I went on the "Abseiling at Sunset" activity, and was an utterly exhilarating, featuring spectacular views of Brisbane city at dusk from a completely unique angle. Normally I am not one to just go and throw myself off a cliff face with nothing more than a harness and rope supporting me, but the event was run by Jane, the owner and head trainer of Adventures around Brisbane, who is well experienced thrill junky who loves nothing more than to see people enjoy themselves.

The action takes place at the cliffs Kangaroo Point, opposite the river from the Botanical Gardens. After a run down of the equipment and safety procedures, we get taken through the basics of abseiling. Total novices, have no fear, because everything you need to know will be taught to you on the day. It's not too long before the moment arrives.

There is nothing like the extreme nervous excitement that was pulsing through my body when I took my first few hesitant steps towards the cliff precipice, and then over the edge. Walking vertical is hard enough, without Jane yelling from the top "stick your but out!" Letting the rope loose and taking a jump from the rock face was the greatest thrill, an adrenalin rush that has yet to be matched. While the abseiling itself was magnificent, the view is certainly not missing, with the setting sun painting the sky a majestic orange purple, the buildings lighting up into the twilight and the beautiful parklands and river, the scene was set for an unforgettable adventure.

I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Jane really knows her stuff, and is great fun to be around. The abseiling itself is awesome, and will certainly be a story to tell to your mates and family. After all, how great is it to say that you've walked off a cliff?

218205 - 2023-06-16 07:42:06


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