Story-Bridge-Abseil

Throwing myself off a bridge…

Getting back into the groove of city-life I had this horrible feeling that things could become a little mundane and boring.

As I strive to find challenges and adventures within the mass of people, buildings and noise, life is very different to that I was experiencing two months ago as I paddled around islands, dived with sharks and home was a 12m catamaran called Sunshine.

But fear not there are adrenaline pumping adventures to be had anywhere you live. You just have to go out and find them. Brisbane is a city teeming with opportunities. It has a river running through it, an ocean to the east and the hinterland to the west – all locations to get off the beaten track, try and new activities and loose yourself in them.

Brisbane city adrenaline

But take the dead centre of Brisbane, I mean right in the heart of it….what can you find here to satisfy the appetite of adventurous sorts such as me?!

Next month a new option opens up and this week I was lucky enough to be the first person to test it out.

The Story Bridge Adventure Abseil

Mid abseil at the Story Bridge

As with many other iconic bridges around the world you’ve been able to walk to the top of it securly fastened to a guide rail. But Brisbane’s Story Bridge will become the first you’ll be able to climb AND abseil down from.

The roadway and top of the support piers are 30m from the ground and it’s from here you can drop down into the park below. The team at SBAC have been trained to the highest national level and are proud of their new venture….I mean who gets to throw people off bridges every day!

For me with a ‘slight’ fear of heights it’s a sure-fire way to get the adrenaline pumping and a welcome return to the Land of Adventure.

If you’re interested in trying it for for yourself, visit their website here and book yourself, your mum or your enemy in for a guaranteed heart-thumper.