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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. Read more

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 is one main cruise terminal in Brisbane. The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is located at Pinkenba with easy airport access.

Brisbane Cruise Calendar

Port Highlights

  • Take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane aboard the Wheel of Brisbane. Experience the sights by day, the lights by night or enjoy a sky high picnic onboard with a wine to add to your experience.

  • Explore the Howard Smith Wharves along the Brisbane River. You can take a tour of the brewery and enjoy a tasting or visit one of the many world class restaurants along the river. With exceptional food and night life there is something for everyone.

  • Enjoy Brisbane's surroundings and panoramic views and take an adventure to new heights on a Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure Climb.

Brisbane Ports

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