Entrepreneur - Operator - Visionary


One of Queensland’s most innovative and successful adventure entrepreneurs, John Sharpe “Sharpey” is a Brisbane-based adventure and events tourism operator and visionary. Since founding Riverlife Adventure Centre in the City’s Kangaroo Point Parklands in 2004, John has established himself as a small business leader, forging economic growth and industry excellence through his many tourism attractions. Recognised for his business acumen at the highest level, he is the primary stakeholder, founder / cofounder, designer, constructor or operator of several multi-award-winning companies. On many levels, John stands as a role model for all those who come within his sphere. The outcomes and benefits of his endeavours are significant and community wide. 

Through Riverlife and his passion for outdoor recreation and adventure, John lives his dream and generously shares it with others.


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