KANGAROO POINT At A Glance
Renowned for its pubs and vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle, Kangaroo Point is a favourite recreational hub on an inner-city peninsula. Compact in size yet generous in culture, this young-at - heart suburb is city and island living wrapped up into one.
Its inner-city location, hard to be beat river views and extensive waterside activities.
For a fitness challenge, visit the city's most iconic stair climb along Kangaroo Point's stunning riverside cliffs.
The Story Bridge was built in 1940 and designed by J J Bradfield who oversaw the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Bounded by water on three sides, Kangaroo Point is a narrow peninsula which pushes into the Brisbane River. The area boasts some of Brisbane's best views – across to the city and, most notably, the iconic Story Bridge.
With its waterside location comes an inherently active lifestyle. Much of the riverbank is dedicated to public parks, running tracks, bike trails and venues for recreational activities. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs attract locals and visitors and there are adventurous cliff-side abseiling programs and kayaking tours along the river. Many fitness buffs favour the nearby (and notorious) Kangaroo Point Stairs for their daily challenge.
Kangaroo Point's thriving social activity is at its peak in the local brewing institutions – The Story Bridge Hotel and The Pineapple Hotel have longstanding reputations as the best sports bars in Brisbane. Situated close to the Gabba, these venues are packed come game days.
Venues take advantage of the warm climate and unique views – a handful of cafés and bars are lucky enough to look straight onto the Story Bridge or the night lights of the city. The area is overwhelmed with Brisbanites coming from all over for the annual Riverfire event – it's the ideal locality to experience the fireworks on the Brisbane River bridges and CBD high-rise rooftops.
Kangaroo Point offers low-maintenance and high-density living in a vibrant social culture. Young professionals and independents flood to the area for its easy access to Brisbane's CBD, lively West End and South Brisbane. More established residents are also drawn to the suburb for its close proximity to amenities and some of the city's best hospital facilities in nearby South Brisbane.
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INNER CITY LOCATION
Kangaroo Point's inner-city location is hard to match, with impressive views to the city and the iconic Story Bridge, along with direct access to Brisbane's most sought after business and cultural hubs.
The Story Bridge and The Pineapple Hotels are Brisbane institutions. With a focus on sports, brews and hearty meals, these beloved gems have been serving the local crowd since the 1800s.
KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS PARK
There is no shortage of activity in this bustling suburb, with the Kangaroo Point Cliffs serving as a hotspot for exercise – walking and running tracks, cycling paths, kayaking and abseiling.
The Kangaroo Point streetscape is dominated by multi-residential developments and unit complexes, with a small offering of traditional homes along the inner streets. Waterfront living is highly sought after, with the original industrial sites having been developed into residential villages.
Castlebar Street is home to the more exclusive homes and townhouses, with some boasting private jetties and premium river views. Some of Kangaroo Point's finest heritage properties originate from the early 1850s, boasting generous blocks which have since been transformed into public buildings and college precincts.