Carved by convicts mining for building resources in the 1800s and enjoyed as a recreational area today, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs that tower over South Bank are hard to miss. Rock from the Kangaroo Point cliffs (and similar quarries around Brisbane) was an important resource used extensively as a building stone and paving for roads in the developing colony. The cliffs also bear the marks of explosive volcanic eruptions from more than 245 million years ago. Uncover the rich geological secrets hidden within these incredible formations that are quite literally the building blocks of Brisbane.
11:00am-12:00pm, Saturday 23 March 2024
2.30pm-3.30pm, Saturday 23 March 2024
11:00am-12:00pm, Sunday 24 March 2024
2.30pm-3.30pm, Sunday 24 March 2024
The Geological Society of Australia is a professional society representing geologists in Australia. Public understanding of geology and its contribution to society is one of the societies aims.View Profile
Meeting Point will be at the World Science Festival Brisbane Information Tent (outside South Bank Piazza).
Places are limited for each tour. Please pre-register online. Limited spots will be available at the time from the info tent.
Patrons with special access needs – Learn More
This is an outdoor event and the World Science Festival Brisbane ensures that its venues are as physically accessible as possible. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. To discuss your individual needs and to book any access services, please call World Science Festival Brisbane 07 3153 7816.
Free, Bookings required
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