River Brisbane

Brisbane River

The Brisbane River is the beating heart of Queensland’s sunny capital. The largest river in the state’s south-east snakes its way through the metropolis before finally emptying into the picturesque Moreton Bay.

Without immediate access to a beach, Brisbanites take full advantage of their river and relish all the opportunities it affords them. Kayaking, canoeing and rowing are staple activities in Brisbane, with innumerable boat clubs dotted along the riverbank.

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If you prefer to let someone else row the boat, Brisbane’s iconic CityCats ply the suburban length of the river, from Bulimba near the bay, all the way down to the University of Queensland in St Lucia. These catamarans are both a tourist attraction and an everyday form of public transport in Brisbane. Touring the city by river is a cheap and wonderfully scenic option.

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For speed demons and free spirits, it’s possible to rent a power boat and explore the length of the Brisbane River at your own pace. And there’s no shortage of fishing opportunities upstream, if that’s what you’re looking for.

After a long day in the kayak or dinghy, unwind with a cold drink at one of Brisbane’s classy riverfront bars or restaurants. Sit back, relax, and watch the water turn a dusky red as the sun sets on another beautiful Brisbane day.

This great brown river has sustained life and leisure in Brisbane since the earliest days of the city. There’s something for everyone to enjoy out on the water, and the good-natured folk of Brisbane are more than happy to share it with the world.

Date posted: 19th May, 2018

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