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Thornton Street 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 wharf to the Kangaroo Point cliffs.

If you're driving through the city and across the South-East Freeway in Brisbane, Australia, you will no doubt see these commanding cliffs.

The Kangaroo Point cliffs have been a Brisbane icon for nearly 200 years. They are the remnants of local quarrying of solidified lava spills of 30 million years ago. Now, they are popular for active Kangaroo Point tourism activities such as rock-climbing and abseiling. There is also a park where you can enjoy a barbeque or picnic. Almost anyone can try out these adventure activities through local tour operators.

To visit Kangaroo Point cliffs up close, enjoy a trip along the Brisbane River in a Brisbane CityCat. The Inner City Ferry will take you to the Thornton Street Wharf or you can take the Kangaroo Point Cross River Ferry from the Eagle Street Pier or Holman Street wharf.

The ideal journey would be a Brisbane CityCat day trip. This way you can enjoy many of the other attractions along the Brisbane River. Attractions such as South Bank Parklands, Queensland University of Technology, The Brisbane Botanic Gardens and even the Brisbane CBD.

Next time you want to explore Brisbane City, either as a local or a visitor to Australia, contact TransLink to get a Brisbane map and the Brisbane CityCat and ferry timetables. Then sit back and enjoy discovering this active city from the relaxing Brisbane River.

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