Kangaroo Point is Woolloongabba’s pride and is a location unmatched by any when it comes to endless views and hiking trails.
Created by the convicts who mined the volcanic rocks that form the cliff, this place was used as coal wharves in the 1880s, and in 1864, the activities stopped, leading to the quarries being demolished. A depot for the marine defence was also built at the foot of the cliffs, to be used for training and storage. This building has now been turned into the Naval Stores Museum.
No Woolloongabba hotel can give you the view that the peak of Kangaroo Point can. Once you climb the mountain and stand on top of the cliffs, your eyes will be privy to striking views of the city below, along with the river and mountains beyond.
Where to stay
Woolloongabba is popular for many of its local attractions, and of them all, Kangaroo Point is the best. Due to heavy tourist traffic, there are many hotels close to the point, like Oaks Woolloongabba, for instance.
When to go
Summer is the best time to go, seeing that the cliffs offer great rock climbing experiences while the banks below are good picnic spot to watch the sun go down while you munch on snacks and beverages.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+