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Brisbane - The River City

The ideal way to experience the true beauty of Brisbane, Australia, is to get to know the Brisbane River.

Lovingly known as 'the river city', the Brisbane locals love to party and have built their lifestyle around their river. If you're visiting, try to go during one of the annual events such as the Brisbane River Festival, held every September, or the Brisbane River Run in late May.

Even many indoor events are held at riverside venues such as the Brisbane Convention Centre on the south bank of Brisbane, the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens or South Bank Parklands.

Brisbane River walk is ideal for a daily walk. This three kilometre riverside pathway goes through Brisbane City and out to nearby suburban Brisbane, New Farm Park. You can even drop in a line to try out fishing on the Brisbane River.

There are lots of choices for Brisbane accommodation with a selection of quality hotels in the Brisbane city centre. For something totally indulgent, there's the Brisbane Treasury Casino.

There are many Brisbane River restaurants that take advantage of the Brisbane weather and river views with outdoor dining. For the most highly awarded restaurants in Australia, head to the Eagle Street Pier or the Riverside Centre.

The easiest way to see many Brisbane attractions is to take one of the many Brisbane River cruises or, better still, a trip on a Brisbane City Cat or ferry. This way you can relax and enjoy the sights while meandering along and learning about the Brisbane River. TransLink can provide you with a Brisbane River map along with information on the Brisbane CityCat, ferry, bus or train services.

Brisbane River Accommodation

Brisbane River Hotspots

Brisbane Casino

One of the most impressive venues in Brisbane, the Treasury Casino offers first class accommodation, entertainment, fine dining and, of course...

Brisbane South Bank

A trip down the river in Brisbane, Australia, on one of the famous Brisbane CityCats or ferries will take you to many interesting places well worth visiting...

Queen Street Mall

The Brisbane Queen Street Mall, in the city heart, is an absolute hub for shopping. Around 26 million people visit this popular mall every year...

Queensland University of Technology

While enjoying a trip along the Brisbane River on a Brisbane CityCat or ferry, the QUT wharf is another stop well worthy of hopping off and going...

River Plaza Ferry Wharf

One of the eight stops on the Brisbane CityCat Inner City route is the River Plaza ferry wharf. This wharf is on the south bank of Brisbane and is the nearest...

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

One of the greatest of all Brisbane parks would simply have to be the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens. These delightful gardens, covering...

Brisbane Thornton St Wharf

Thornton Street Wharf is one of the lesser known wharves along the Brisbane River. However, it is more readily recognised as being the closest...

Eagle St Pier Ferry Wharf

The Riverside Centre and Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane, Australia forms part of the prestigious financial district within the Brisbane central...

Brisbane New Farm Park

Just outside the Brisbane CBD lies one of the city's most picturesque parks – New Farm Park. This huge, manicured park has picnic and barbeque...