Cruises from Brisbane
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, located in the sunshine state as it boasts of having over 280 days of sunshine per year. Brisbane is known for its laid back and friendly atmosphere, sophisticated art galleries and museums, beautiful botanic gardens, premium shopping in the heart of the CBD and Moreton Bay. The Brisbane River, which flows through the city, gives you great access to both north and south via the famous CityCats. Enjoy the wind in your hair while you take in the river city sights and explore the riverside landmarks. A quick trip on the CityCat and you will land at South Bank. Southbank is home to the luscious South Bank Parklands where you will find an array of restaurants, edgy cafes, inner-city beach and water play areas underneath large tropical trees. South Bank is Queensland’s cultural precinct, which includes the Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, the State Library, Queensland Art Gallery and the amazing Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). New Farm is also another favourite for both local and visitors as the heritage listed park is a great place to sit down with your picnic blanket and enjoy a bite to eat. If you want to view the spectacular city from afar, then head up the mountain to Mount Coot-Tha! Just a short scenic drive from the city centre to the Mount Coot-Tha lookout, you'll be amazed at the fantastic view day or night.
For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries.
Brisbane has a majority of sunny days. The best time to visit is around Autumn, March to May and Spring, September to November as these months offer comfortable temperatures and humidity with low amounts of rainfall. Generally the temperatures around these times are min. 14 degrees celsius to max. 24 degrees celsius. There are two cruise terminals in Brisbane. Portside Wharf in Hamilton, east of the city and Fisherman Island Grain Terminal located at the Port of Brisbane. The size of the cruise ship will determine where the ship will dock. (A new cruise terminal is currently under construction so keep an eye out on our website and newsletter for when it will open!)