It's not suprising that the Lonely Planet voted Brisbane, "Australia's Coolest City". With its beautiful weather and relaxed lifestyle, you only need to visit this city - but experience all the wonders what await you on your journey beyond. Should you head to northern Queensland and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, or venture off into the sunset towards a South Pacific island?
There are an abundance of entertainment options including short sampler sailings, themed comedy and food & wine cruises or longer sailings on world expeditions. An adventure awaits!
P&O - Pacific Dawn
P&O - Pacific Jewel
Princess Cruises - Sea Princess
Holland America Line - Volendam
Cruises Departing Brisbane
Popular Short Cruises travel to destinations including Moreton Island, Sydney, Hamilton Island, Port Douglas, Airlie Beach, and the Whitsundays. Longer Cruises include those taking in all Australia has to offer - for example departing Brisbane, towards Cairns and Darwin, then onto Bali, Exmouth and Perth, and through to Southern Australia (Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney).
Event Cruises from Brisbane such as the NRL State of Origin Cruise, the Melbourne Cup Cruise are becoming very popular for those wanting to combine a special event with a holiday. Other Themed Cruises popular from Brisbane include the Food and Wine, Rock n Roll Theme, and Comedy Cruise. Great for all ages, groups and families.
When to Go
You can Depart out of Brisbane at any time of the year.
The main Port in Brisbane is at Portside Wharf in Hamilton north east of Brisbane city. It is 7km from the CBD.
Transport to Portside Wharf
Portside Wharf can be reached via Bus from the CBD and takes approximately 35 minutes.
The Central Business District (Downtown) is located about 10-15 minutes from Portside Wharf.
Taxis to the CBD will cost approx $18 - Phone 13 19 24 or 13 32 22.
Brisbane Airport is about 8km away - approximately $23 in a Taxi.
Search for Car Hire in Brisbane. This is a great option if you're looking to get around at your own pace.
Short Term parking is available around the Passenger Terminal however cars should not be left for long periods. Please check signs for parking restrictions. If longer term parking is required, check out Gateway Airport Parking.
Shops and Restaurants
There are a number of good quality shops and restaurants located at Portside Wharf, however for a larger selection visit Brisbane city.
Tours & Sights
Popular Tourist sights in Brisbane include Southbank, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Storey Bridge Climb, Mt Cootha Lookout, or take a Lunch Cruise on the Brisbane River.