South Bank Wharf
Brisbane City Cat River Cruise started for me at the South Bank Wharf and took me on a 45 minute cruise almost to the Gateway Bridge and back. This post will highlight many of the wonderful Brisbane buildings along the river.
Overlooking the river is the Treasury Casino where they will be very happy to relieve you of your hard earned cash. 🙂
What a monster
I believe this huge skyscraper will house most government offices when completed. That’s the Victoria Bridge in the foreground.
South Bank Ferris wheel
Not as large as London or Tokyo but it does look nice at night. 🙂
Another look at the Monster
Called the Government’s new Executive Building it towers over Brisbane river.
This is the heart of the Brisbane business centre.
Huge towers dominate the skyline
The city cat stops right here for the workers to commute from home.
City Cat arriving
What a great way to get around Brisbane, my 1.5 hour trip only cost me around $3.
The famous Story Bridge
The Story Bridge first opened in 1940, & is named after prominent public servant, John Douglas Story.
Beautiful old paddle steamer
Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers are famous for their dinner cruises.
What more could you want than a waterfront penthouse and this fabulous ship tied up in front?
Beautiful old ferry wharf
So nice to see these beautiful old structures preserved.
Hundreds of modern (and expensive) condos are sprouting adjacent to the ferry stops, what a great way to commute to the city rather than fighting the road traffic.
Bretts Wharf up close
The city cats are smooth, comfortable and fast.
You can also sit outside at the bow and the stern.
Enjoy the fresh air and the wind in your face
The perfect spot to take photos of this wonderful city.
The Gateway Bridge
Construction on the Gateway Bridge commenced on 5 June 1980. It was officially opened on 11 January 1986.
As you can see the river meanders through the suburbs and almost circles the city.
The CityHopper lets you travel the Brisbane river for free, the ferries run every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. The ferry travels along the Brisbane River, to North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals.
I leave the City Cat after a terrific 90 minute cruise.
You can take the City Cat in both directions from the city, a nice idea would be to head in the direction of Toowong and disembark at the fabulous Regatta Hotel, a great place for lunch, dinner or a few drinks. Follow THIS LINK to see this iconic hotel.
Brisbane City Cat River Cruise
This city is just getting better & better, it’s now August 2016 and the number of cranes on the skyline indicate a building boom.
That’s all folks
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