Brisbane cruises destination information
|Brisbane itinerary and upcoming sailing dates|
|Dec 12, 2019||Queensland, 8 nights||from $2391|
|Jan 11, 2020||Barrier Reef Discovery, 7 nights||from $2504|
|Jan 24, 2020||South Pacific, 9 nights||from $2700|
|Jan 18, 2020||Pacific Island Hopper, 7 nights||from $2017|
|Jan 25, 2020||Pacific Island Hopper, 7 nights||from $1886|
|Dec 16, 2019||Fiji Adventure, 12 nights||from $3858|
|Dec 5, 2019||New Guinea Island Encounter, 8 nights||from $3141|
|Dec 10, 2019||Whitsundays, 4 nights||from $1316|
|Dec 27, 2019||Comedy, 3 nights||from $1576|
|Dec 30, 2019||Discover Vanuatu, 8 nights||from $5964|
|Jan 7, 2020||Whitsundays, 4 nights||from $931|
|Mar 23, 2020||Queensland, 14 nights||from $2151|
|Feb 8, 2020||Barrier Reef Discovery, 7 nights||from $2197|
|Dec 28, 2019||Discover Vanuatu, 9 nights||from $4100|
|Dec 1, 2019||Australian Discovery, 7 Nights||from $678|
|Jan 17, 2020||Pacific Island Hopper, 7 nights||from $1898|
|Oct 12, 2020||Singapore to Sydney, 18 nights||from $4330|
|Dec 6, 2019||Brisbane to Sydney, 2 Nights||from $318|
|Apr 4, 2020||Barrier Reef Discovery, 7 nights||from $2461|
|Feb 5, 2020||Comedy, 4 nights||from $1119|
The Stunning Main Port of Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland. It has a population of about 2 million people, making it the third-largest city in Australia. It's a positive attitude and creative confidence that makes Brisbane a genuine new-world city.
Brisbane has a year-round living climate. When the wet season hits the northern Australian tropics, Brisbane enjoys hot and clear summer days. When winter hits the southern capitals of Sydney and Melbourne sending temperatures into the low teens the Brisbane climate stays mostly dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures usually remaining above 20°C.
What to see in Brisbane:
- Brisbane City Hall and King George Square
- Museum of Brisbane
- Churches and Cathedrals
- City Botanic Gardens
- Commissariat Store
- Queensland Cultural Centre
- South Bank
- Alma Park Zoo
- Manly Boat Harbour
- New Farm Park
What to do in Brisbane:
- Kangaroo Point
- Story Bridge Adventure Climb
- Jan Powers Farmers Markets
- Balloons over Brisbane
- Explore Brisbane's Moreton Bay and Islands
- The Scenic Rim
Cruise Port: What to do in Brisbane
If a luxurious apartment overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River sounds ideal, then Goldsborough Place is the perfect option before or after your Brisbane cruise. Boasting stunning, bright rooms with private balconies and riverfront views, Goldsborough provides the best accommodation for a port visit. Every apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning for those hot summer days, flat-screen TV, and access to the swimming pool, fitness centre, BBQ facilities, and the delicious seafood restaurant on site. Within walking distance to some of Brisbane’s hottest restaurants, bars, shopping and parks, Goldsborough Place is a fantastic spot from which to explore Queensland’s capital.
Where: 39 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Queensland, 4005, Australia
Hours: +61 7 3216 0055
See Brisbane all at once when you visit Brisbane Lookout! Perched on top of Mount Coot-Tha, this lookout and restaurant offers spectacular and panoramic views over the city. Come by day to see all the sights in detail and take a stroll on the walking tracks, or by night to gaze upon the romantic twinkling lights of Brisbane - either way, this is a must-do for any visitor to Queensland’s capital. The onsite restaurant and bar serve up delicious meals and drinks to enjoy alongside the views, and for more casual meals there is a cafe and gift shop. If you are planning to spend some time exploring before or after your cruise from Brisbane, get yourself up Mount Coot-Tha and take it all in at the Brisbane Lookout.
Where: 1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Toowong QLD 4066, Australia
Opening Hours: Lookout open 24/7, see website for cafe and restaurant opening hours
Queensland Maritime Museum
What better attraction to tie in with your Brisbane cruise than the Queensland Maritime Museum? Keep the nautical theme going when you disembark and head to the bottom end of South Bank to discover historic vessels, fascinating exhibits and more. Visitors can even board the WW2-era frigate HMAS Diamantina in dry dock and explore the various parts of the ship to experience what life may have been like on a Navy vessel during wartime. Other exhibits of interest include the lighthouse collection comprising more than 1200 lighthouse-related items including the functioning ex-Cape Don light, and a collection of more than 300 ship models which depict a huge range of vessels past and present. The museum is conveniently located close to central Brisbane and many other popular attractions, so it’s easy to work it into your Brisbane cruise itinerary.
Where: 412 Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Opening Hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm 7 days a week. Closed 24-26 December and Easter Friday.
Voted Best Hostel in Australia at the 2016 Golden Backpack Awards, BUNK Brisbane is the height of luxury when it comes to backpacker accommodation. Amenities for guests include free breakfast, 30 minutes of free WiFi a day and very cheap rates for connection after that, 24-hour reception, an award winning bar, free shuttles to and from the Greyhound and Premier stops, a pool and hot tub, and a host of friendly and informative staff - along with many more fun touches. The rooms at BUNK are spacious, modern, air conditioned and provide as much privacy as is possible in a shared space. You can pick from a range of different rooms housing from four to twenty travelers, and even opt for a private room or a six-bed self-contained apartment. Handily located between central Brisbane and Fortitude Valley, BUNK makes an ideal and affordable home base for before or after your Brisbane cruise.
Where: 11 Gipps St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
Opening Hours: Reception is open 24 hours/day
Postcard worthy Sirromet Winery in Mount Cotton sits on a stunningly picturesque piece of Queensland property. Add to that a fantastic restaurant and cellar door, and Sirromet Winery is a must-see destination. Since the winery’s opening in 2000, the team at Sirromet have won multiple awards for their incredible range of wines. Whether you’re just stopping by for a tasting, or you’re looking to book their beautiful vineyard for an upcoming wedding, you’ll be blown away by the stunning location, welcoming hospitality, and high quality wines. Book in for a tour to learn more about the winemaking process, or hit the shop to take some of the tantalising flavours with you. Disembark your Brisbane cruise and hit the road - Sirromet Winery is a 40 minute drive south.
Where: 850-938 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton, Queensland, 4165, Australia
Opening hours: Cellar Door Café: Open 7 days, 9am to 4:30pm
Corbett & Claude
The smell of freshly baked bread is enough to draw anyone into Corbett & Claude, but the taste of this incredible restaurant’s delicious pizzas will keep you there longer than anticipated.Influenced by rustic home décor trends, Corbett & Claude has a unique look, with a hospitable and homely feel, topped with a dash of historical significance (named after Corbett Chambers in Brisbane). With the combination of a stunning venue, delectable dishes and a wide selection of craft beer, wines and cocktails, it’s easy to spend more than one mealtime wining and dining at this spectacular establishment. Step off your Brisbane cruise and head into the CBD to dine at this delightful location.
Where: 283 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City, 4000, Queensland, Australia
Hours: Open seven days; 11:30am - 11:00pm
Ellie's Guest House
There’s something about stepping off a busy Brisbane street and into the cosy B&B-esque rooms of Ellie's Guest House that relaxes you instantly. Located in the heart of the city, Ellie’s Guest House is perfect for the budget-conscious adventurer who still wants to be close to the urban action. A wide range of rooms await travellers in this lovely two-storey building surrounded by lush green trees. Within walking distance of many of Brisbane’s hotspots, Ellie’s Guest House is in prime position to explore the city either before or after a Brisbane cruise.
Where: 124 Merthyr Road, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, 4005, Australia
Phone: +61 418188918
Park Regis North Quay
Park Regis North Quay offers accommodation in the heart of Brisbane within walking distance from fantastic shopping, entertainment and restaurants. What more could the intrepid traveller need? Spacious, modern suites line the halls of the Park Regis North Quay, with a variety of room sizes to suit. Hit the gym or take a morning swim in the pool, or throw a shrimp on the barbie as you overlook the Brisbane River. Step outside the Park Regis North Quay and explore the buzzing city of Brisbane, or head to the sun deck to watch the city’s night lights. At the beginning or end of a Brisbane cruise, there's no better place to stay than Park Regis North Quay.
Where: 293 North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3013 7200
Maleny Golf Club
Unwind with a day on the Maleny Golf Club course in Queensland’s beautiful hinterland. This Par 35 course currently offers club rentals, pull buggies and carts, and light refreshments, with plans to expand its current shipping container set-up to a permanent clubhouse with an additional nine holes. Run by Course Superintendent Mick McCombe, the team of volunteers keep the green looking sharp all year round. Whether you’re beginning or ending your cruise in Brisbane, head north to Maleny to fit in a round of golf.
Where: 15 Porters Lane, North Maleny, Queensland, 4552, Australia
Open: Seven days a week
Boggo Road Gaol
Discover Australia’s most notorious prison with a tour of the Boggo Road Gaol during your onshore time in Brisbane QLD. This establishment ran for 119 years and was home to some of the country’s most infamous criminals, such as ‘Slim’ Halliday, who broke out of prison so many times he became known as the Houdini of Boggo Road. More than 40 inmates were hanged at the Boggo Road Gaol, making a tour here especially spooky, even during daytime. There are numerous tours to choose from depending on what you’re most interested in, such as ghost tours, history tours, and prisoner tours, and is even available for private bookings if you have a group.
Where: Boggo Road Gaol, 21 Boggo Road, Dutton Park, Queensland 4102
Office hours: 11 am daily till late
Brisbane Ghost Tours
Brisbane Ghost Tours started running its spooky excursions in 1998, making it the longest running ghost tour operator on Australia’s mainland. It’s a true combination of storytelling so good it will send shivers down your spine, and historic sites so creepy you’ll be holding your breath without realising it. You’ll have a choice of tours, from cemeteries and city streets to old gaols and specific sites, and each one will give you an insight into the history of the location, as well as some of the stories - both true and legendary - that surround each spot. There are no theatricals on these tours, simply history, stories, and seriously strange happenings. Whether you’ve got a day onshore in Brisbane QLD or a whole week, your visit won’t be complete without a spooky tour. The ghosts are waiting.
Where: Frederick St, Brisbane City QLD 4066, Australia
Office hours: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday
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