Story Bridge Adventure Climb

The Story Bridge Climb is a 2.5 hour experience at the very top of Brisbane's iconic Story Bridge. The Bridge has been opened to the public for the first time in its 65 year history. This Brisbane tour is one of only 3 such experiences in the world with a journey of almost 1 kilometre up over the bridge's superstructure with a high point almost 80 metres above the Brisbane River.

From the summit of the Story Bridge Adventure Climb, enjoy uninterrupted views of Brisbane city, Glasshouse Mountains to the north, world heritage listed Lamington National Park to the south, west to Mount Cootha and views across Moreton Bay to the east.

At the same time climbers can eyeball the city's tallest buildings. Dawn climbers will capture the beauty of sunrise over the bay, while dusk climbers will see the setting sun reflected in the glass and steel of the city's high-rise apartment and office buildings, and the city lights.

For those with a fear of heights - relax! Every precaution in the safety procedures ensure the experience is a safe one with Story Bridge Adventure Climb, with all climbers attached to a static line.

Itinerary Options

Dawn Climb: Climbing in the cool, crisp morning air as the city slowly comes to life under the influence of the suns first rays. This climb is only available on Saturday & Sundays.

Day Climb: Brisbane prides itself on the clear blue skies and moderate temperatures for the majority of the year. There is no better way to enjoy the 360 degree uninterrupted views of Moreton Bay and Islands, north to the Glasshouse Mountains, west to Mt Cootha and south to Lamington National Park.

Twilight Climb: Experience the transition between day and night and admire the ever changing city skyline as the sun sets and the city lights up.

Night Climb: Capture the intimacy and the brilliance of the city lights, towering city-scape, and marvel at the refelections and the movement of boats on the Brisbane river as it snakes its was through the city.


  • Interesting and factual commentary by climb leaders (via headsets)
  • 2.5 hour experience
  • Spectacular, uninterrupted 360 degree views
  • Morning, day or night climbs
  • Challenging but safe, unique but affordable


Climbers have the option of Dawn, Day, Twilight and Night Climbs. As times for these climbs change daily, your exact time will be confirmed to you at the time of booking. Climbs depart within 20 minute intervals.

Duration: The climb takes approximately 2.5 hours in total including a 1 hour briefing and safety demonstration before the climb. The climb takes approximately 45 minutes each way.

Arrival: Climbers are to arrive at base headquarters at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. This allows for your climb leader to explain the route and the important safety procedures.

Additional Info

Children: 0-9 years are not allowed to climb, children 10-16 years inclusive must be accompanied by an adult climber. Minimum height is 130cm.
Inclusions: Preparation (safety information), hat, handkerchief, sunglass lanyard, all weather jacket, fleece jackets and sunscreen is available for the duration of your climb. Commentary and guidance by your experienced climb leader
Closed: Christmas Day - 25 December, Riverfire Festival (dates vary each year in August and September)
Base headquarters: 170 Main Street (Cnr Wharf & Main Streets), Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Transfers: Courtesy transfers are available from major CBD hotels. The headquarters is also accessible by ferry and limited carparking is available nearby
Medical Conditions: Medical conditions are taken into account and will be assessed by Story Bridge Adventure Climb
Clothing: Wear suitable enclosed rubber soled shoes such as runners or hiking shoes which offer comfort, support and grip. PVC and leather-soled shoes are unsuitable. Be ready to wear the climbing suit over your existing clothing. Lockers are provided as nothing can be taken onto the bridge, including cameras, video recorders and other loose objects
Before you climb: Avoid alcohol. Story Bridge Adventure Climb reserves the right to breath test all climbers. You will need to complete a declaration form and satisfy Story Bridge Adventure Climb's terms and conditions
Expectant Mothers: Should not participate in the Climb
Photos: Cameras are not allowed to be taken on the climb, however there are a number of photo opportunities that your climb leader will take photos from. Photos will be available to purchase at the end of your experience
Operated By: Story Bridge Adventure Climb