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Welcome to the port of Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia and Oceania after Sydney and Melbourne!

Brisbane lies on the eastern coast of Australia, on the banks of the Brisbane River located around 19 km/12 miles above the river’s mouth at Moreton Bay. Famous for Steve Irwin’s legendary Australian Zoo, its wildlife sanctuaries, themed markets, cultural landmarks and great local cuisine, “Brissie” as Aussies call it, is a vibrant and lively city that has something for everyone! In this Melbourne cruise travel guide, I share with you:

  • Brisbane cruise port info (Brisbane cruise terminal, getting around)
  • Top 13 things to do in Brisbane and the best Brisbane shore excursions

Visit also our cruise port guides to Sydney , Melbourne , Adelaide , Esperance , Darwin , Cairns  

Brisbane Cruise Port

Port of Brisbane is the second-largest Australian cruise port and consists of several cruise terminals.

1. Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) is a brand-new cruise terminal that was completed in 2020. It is located at Luggage Point on the northern bank at the mouth of the Brisbane River across Fisherman Island, near Myrtletown. It is located about 19 km/12 miles (a 30-minute drive) northeast of Brisbane city center, also referred to as Brisbane central business district (CBD).

With its 345-meter (1130 ft ) long berth, Brisbane International Cruise Terminal was designed to accommodate the world’s largest cruise liners over 270 meters long. The brand-new terminal building features two floors connected via travelators and two passenger lifts.

On the ground floor, you’ll find a tourist information desk, (accessible) toilets, a first-aid station, a cafe, a retail outlet, a baggage hall and a few other facilities. The first floor features security screening, check-in counters and immigration.

Outside the terminal building, there is a car park and parking for buses and shuttles. Free wi-fi is available inside the terminal and power points in case you need to charge your mobile devices (230V, 10amp, three-pin plug layout).

Getting Around Brisbane International Terminal

  • Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is located right next to the Brisbane Airport (a 15-minute drive from the airport terminal entrance). No public transportation is connecting the two locations, so you need to make your travel arrangements .
  • The port authorities do not provide a shuttle service but your cruise ship may provide one, so it’s highly recommended to check with your cruise line about their services or pre-arranged shore excursions.
  • Taxi and rideshare services are available outside the cruise terminal.
  • There is only paid parking at Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.
  • There are no onsite car rental services.
  • If you require special assistance, make sure you inform your cruise line so they can communicate with the cruise terminal staff and arrange it for you in advance.
  • For more information, check out the port of Brisbane (Brisbane International Cruise Terminal) official website https://www.portbris.com.au/

2. Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal

Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal (also referred to as Brisbane Cruise Terminal) is located on Brisbane River’s north bank upstream from the Gateway Bridge, in Hamilton district, approximately 7 km/4.3 miles (a 15-minute drive) northeast of Brisbane CBD (central business district). This cruise terminal features 1 berth and can accommodate cruise ships up to 270 meters (886 ft) long.

Getting Around Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal

  • This international cruise terminal is part of Portside Wharf , an upscale residential and retail precinct filled with restaurants, shops, a large fish shop/cafe, a supermarket, a cinema complex and a public plaza. Check out Portside Wharf’s official website for updates https://www.portsidewharf.com.au/
  • This terminal also features a large car/bus parking (short-term and paid long-term onsite parking), as well as a large taxi rank.
  • Bretts Wharf Ferry Terminal is located next to the cruise terminal and serves public CityCat ferries .
  • To get to Brisbane central business district from Portside Wharf, you can take public bus #300 at Kingsford Smith Dr at Bretts Wharf, bus stop 19 (a bus station is located around 900 m from the cruise terminal) and get off at Adelaide Street, bus stop 37, near Anzac Square in Brisbane city center. The bus ride itself lasts around 20 minutes and the overall trip is around 40 minutes one way. Buses run frequently, approximately every 15 minutes on business days.
  • Alternatively, you can take a public ferry at Bretts Wharf ferry terminal and get off at Riverside ferry terminal situated near Brisbane downtown.
  • Translink public agency handles public transportation in Queensland. For information on timetables and fares, check out their official webpage https://translink.com.au/
  • Brisbane Airport is located around 8 km/5 miles (a 10-15 minute ride) northeast of Portside Wharf cruise terminal.
  • Check out the best hotels near Portside Wharf and Brisbane CBD

3. Multiuse Terminal at Fisherman Islands/Pinkenba Wharf

Due to Gateway Bridge’s height restrictions, some large cruise liners dock at Pinkenba Wharf (QLD) or Port of Brisbane’s Multiuser Terminal at the Grain Berth, located at Fisherman Islands’ cargo terminal. Only basic facilities are available in these terminals. No public transportation is available.

Pinkenba Wharf is located a 25-minute drive from Brisbane CBD, while Fisherman Island is located a 30-minute drive from the city center.

Getting Around Brisbane & Local Transportation

  • The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). 1 USD equals 1.51 AUD.
  • Plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes offer free wi-fi in the city center.
  • Queen Street is the main pedestrian-only shopping street in Brisbane CBD. It is parallel to Adelaide Street and is located a stone’s throw from Brisbane City Hall and its iconic Clock Tower.
  • Another famous street is James Street , known for independent, local and international designer flagship stores in Brisbane. This urban street is situated around 2.5 km/1.5 miles (less than a 10-minute drive) from Brisbane CBD and a 10-minute drive from Portside Wharf/a 20-minute drive from Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.
  • Brisbane has a great public transportation network that includes buses, trains, trams and ferries. Brisbane Central railway station is located in the heart of the CBD, on Ann Street at Anzac Square. Queen Street bus station is the primary bus terminus in Brisbane’s central business district. Public transport is operated by Translink, and you’ll find the prices and timetables at https://translink.com.au/
  • Brisbane City Council offers city center free loops through Brisbane’s central business district, including the services that run between the CBD and Spring Hill areas. Free City Loop buses are purple and they stop at the purple signposted bus stops. Some of the major stops include Central Station, Queen Street Mall, City Hall, Riverside and Botanic Gardens.
  • Explore Brisbane tours and activities

13 Best Things to Do in Brisbane Cruise Port

1.  lone pine koala sanctuary.

The world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary is located in Fig Tree Pocket district, only 12 km/7.5 miles (a 20-minute ride) from Brisbane CBD, 19 km/12 miles (a 20-minute drive) southwest of Portside Wharf cruise terminal, and 31 km/19 miles (a 35-minute drive) southwest of the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

This amazing sanctuary was opened in 1927 and expands on 18 hectares (44 acres) where you can meet and interact with more than 70 species of Aussie animals. Hold a koala, take photos with snakes and dingos, feed kangaroos and lorikeets, and see great animal shows including Sheep Dog Shows and Free Flight Raptor Shows!

Besides koalas and kangaroos, some wildlife species in the sanctuary include parrots, cockatoos, kookaburras, emus, cassowaries, Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas, various species of reptiles and many others. A platypus, one of Australia’s most bizarre species arrived at the sanctuary in 2010 from Healesville Sanctuary located near Melbourne , so you get to meet them too!

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane

The sanctuary offers guided tours and some experiences require an additional fee. You can get there by car, public bus (bus #430 from Queen Street Station, and bus #445 from Adelaide Street), or Mirimar River Cruise that departs from the Cultural Center Public Pontoon. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is partially wheelchair friendly.

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2. Brisbane City Hall

Situated in the heart of Brisbane City (CBD) on Adelaide Street, the City Hall is one of the most remarkable historic buildings in Brisbane. Built between 1920-1930, the building overlooks King George Square and is easily recognizable by its iconic Clock Tower offering a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city from its observation platform. The building features a neoclassic colonnaded façade and an ornate interior with marble staircases, vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and a mosaic-tiled floor.

Brisbane’s City Hall has undergone a $215 million restoration and nowadays is an active historic building that has 14 venues to hire, offers guided tours and hosts the Museum of Brisbane on its third level. You can visit the Main Auditorium, Father Henry Willis Organ and the iconic Clock Tower on a guided tour offered for an extra fee. The entrance to the building is free.

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Brisbane cruise port - Brisbane City Hall

3. Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

The subtropical Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are located in Mt Coot-tha precinct, around 7 km/4.3 miles (a 10-15 minute drive) west of Brisbane’s central business district. They are located a 15-20 minute drive west of Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal, and a 30-minute drive west of Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens opened in 1976 and spread across 56 hectares featuring a living museum of native and exotic plants. From Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha, you can admire the most spectacular views of Brisbane and its skyscrapers in the distance.

The facilities and services offered in the Botanic Gardens include the Auditorium, Botanic Gardens Cafe, Queensland Herbarium, Mt Coot-tha Library, the Visitor Information Centre, numerous picnic areas, Richard Randall Art Studio and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. The entrance is free.

Brisbane at night

4. Moreton Island

Nestled on the eastern side of Moreton Bay just off the coast of southeastern Queensland, Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world and a national park.

Famous for its pristine sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, crystal clear lakes, lagoons and shipwrecks, this magical piece of heaven offers something for everyone! The island is popular for whale spotting, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, four-wheel driving, biking and other recreational activities. The ferries to Moreton Island depart from Brisbane city center (Holt Street Wharf) and the ride takes 75 minutes.

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Moreton Island Brisbane

5. Australia Zoo

The world-famous Australia Zoo is located on the Sunshine Coast, 110 km/68 miles (a 1-hour 30-minute drive) north of Brisbane downtown, and a 1-hour 10-minute drive north of Portside Wharf and Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

Covering the surface of 280 hectares (690 acres), the zoo is owned by Terri Irwin, the wife of the legendary Steve Irwin whose wildlife documentary series “The Crocodile Hunter” and his family’s new show “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” made the zoo one of the most visited attractions in Australia!

The Australia Zoo was opened in 1970 and features more than 1200 native and exotic animals including alligators, anacondas, birds, snakes and lizards, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and many more. The zoo is home of the Crocodile Hunter and offers interactive experiences where you can hand-feed kangaroos, giraffes, pat koalas, visit the Australia Zoo wildlife hospital, see animal shows, experience African Savannah and other adventures!

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6. QAGOMA – The Gallery of Modern Art

QAGOMA colloquially stands for Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. This fascinating gallery is the largest art museum in Australia established in 1895. The facility consists of the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) housed in the main building, and a Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) situated 150 meters away.

QAGOMA is situated on the bank of the Brisbane River, only a 10-15-minute walk from the central business district and King George Square. It houses an impressive collection of more than 20.000 artworks from Australia and around the world and is part of the Queensland Cultural Center which also includes the Queensland Performing Arts Center, the State Library, and the Queensland Museum.

QAGOMA offers permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, guided tours and many other cultural experiences. The buildings are located in a picturesque area on the south bank of the Brisbane River and are an ideal place to spend your day with your family and friends.

Check out Queensland Cultural Center tours and activities

7. Taste the Noosa Chocolate 

If you are looking to satisfy your sugar cravings, you should taste the mouth-watering handcrafted chocolate made by the Noosa Chocolate Factory established in 2009. The factory specializes in chocolate panning and offers a wide variety of fresh products including specialty coffee, dark, milk and white chocolate with various homemade fillings such as salted caramel, honeycomb, peanut and macadamia nut brittle.

The Factory is located in Noosaville, a 1-hour 30-minute drive north of the port of Brisbane. It is not open to the public, however, there are several retail chocolate shops where you can purchase their products, including the one on Adelaide Street, a couple of minutes’ walk from King George Square and the City Hall.

8. Take a Photo in Front of the BRISBANE Sign

If you are visiting Brisbane for the first time, you cannot miss posing in front of the iconic “Brisbane” sign. It is located on the south bank of the Brisbane River, near the Queensland Cultural Center, only a 10-15 minute walk from King George Square across the Victoria Bridge.

The giant letters were visited by world-famous celebrities such as Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, and are special because you can see the whole city landscape behind them. While there, don’t miss the chance to visit the Wheel of Brisbane for some unmatched panoramic views of the city!

Brisbane Sign

9. Brisbane River Kayak Adventure

Kayaking on the Brisbane River will allow you to experience Brisbane from a whole different perspective! Glide past the South Bank Parklands and see the famous Wheel of Brisbane, the city’s bridges and numerous landmarks while enjoying this adventurous activity suitable for all levels of experience!

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10. Dolphin and Whale Watching 

If you are a nature and animal lover, do not miss the incredible dolphin and whale-watching experience just off the coast of Moreton Island! Between June and October, thousands of humpback whales visit Moreton Bay Marine Park when migrating to and from their southern feeding grounds. Eight species of dolphin have also been recorded in the marine park including the bottlenose and the Australian Humpback dolphin.

The marine experts will take you to places where dolphins and whales have been spotted before so you’ll get the opportunity to watch these fascinating sea creatures in their natural habitat!

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11. Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast stretches from the coastal town of Caloundra situated a 1-hour drive north of the port of Brisbane to the Great Sandy National Park further in the north. This beautiful area encompasses charming historic villages, lush rainforests, pristine beaches and rich and diverse flora and fauna. If you are looking for unspoiled beauty and untouched nature – you’re at the right place!

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Sunshine Coast Queensland

12. Gold Coast

On the other hand, Gold Coast is an urban metropolitan area located approximately a 1-hour drive south of Brisbane Port. It is renowned for its long sandy and world-class surfing beaches, a network of waterways and canals, and a rich culinary and entertainment scene that includes theme parks such as Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Dreamworld, and Wet’n’Wild water park. The area represents a perfect blend of the city skyscrapers and an interesting natural landscape that is home to rare animal species and plants.

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Gold Coast City Queensland

13. Lamington National Park

This vast national park is located in the Gold Coast Hinterland, about a 1-hour 40-minute drive south of the port of Brisbane. It is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most extensive area of subtropical forest in the world.

The geology of Lamington National Park dates back to more than 225 million years and the area covers 77 square miles (200 square kilometers). If you are seeking adventure, you can explore its dense forests, ancient trees, hundreds of waterfalls and interesting birdlife on a hiking trip as there are more than 160 km/100 miles of hiking trails. Many lookouts offer spectacular sceneries and amazing photo ops, so make sure you bring your best camera!

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Where is Brisbane International Cruise Terminal located?

Brisbane - Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is located at: 1 Cruise Terminal Drive, Pinkenba QLD 4008. Detailed information about the terminal is available at ( https://www.portbris.com.au/ )

Access and transport

  • Distance from Brisbane Airport is approximately 15 minutes
  • Distance from Brisbane CBD is 30-35 minutes
  • Public transport is currently not available
  • There is a dedicated taxi marshalling area (including 2 accessible taxi bays) and a dedicated rideshare zone for both pick up and drop off (6 spaces). Both areas are clearly signed for passengers and operators.
  • There are over 900 onsite paid car parking bays available set across three car parks, offering short and long-term secure parking. Accessible car parking bays are available in each car park.
  • Car Parking can be booked online in advance. Detailed information about the car parking options available, car parking rates and how to book online is available on the Port of Brisbane website.
  • There is also a dedicated 2 minute guest drop-off and pick-up zone, which includes two accessible car parking bays for pick-up and drop-off.
  • There is a dedicated and clearly signed Baggage Drop area in the Plaza Area (undercover), located immediately next to the main building entrance.
  • There are two guest lifts and two sets of travelators within the building to transport passengers between floors.
  • Restrooms are located on each floor of the terminal building, including male, female and a unisex accessible toilet as well as a parent's room.
  • On the ground floor, restrooms are located inside the terminal building, near the café. On level 1, they are located off the check-in area.
  • There will be one onsite café serving light refreshments and drinks. There will also be one onsite retailer selling last minute essentials such as books, magazines, souvenirs etc.
  • There is no ATM at the terminal at this stage.
  • There is no onsite luggage storage available. The closest luggage storage location is Brisbane Airport.

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Brisbane cruise passengers call for public transport links

There are no plans to extend public transport services to the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, despite complaints from passengers. This follows BICT announcing it will soon create 340 more onsite car parks because of a surge in demand.

Translink said it will continue to monitor potential demand for public transport to the terminal and surrounding land as the area develops in response to Brisbane cruise passengers calling for public transport.

“The provision of transport options, such as shuttle buses, to and from Brisbane’s cruise ship terminals is commonly operated by the individual cruise ship operators,” a Translink spokesperson told Cruise Passenger. “This allows services to be coordinated with specific cruise ship arrival and departure times which are seasonal and are subject to change.

“Due to the irregular nature of cruise ship terminal operations, regular scheduled bus or ferry services are not an appropriate transport solution to meet this need.”

Port of Brisbane CEO, Neil Stephens, recently announced the extra car spaces after BICT welcomed 138 vessels and almost 650,000 passengers in its first year of operation. The port will welcome more than 160 vessels during the 2023/24 cruise season, from October 2023-September 2024.

Passengers not impressed

But the car park announcement did not impress Brisbane cruise passengers who have called for public transport links.

“I cannot fathom why public transport is not available to the terminal on cruise days. What were planners thinking of?” posted Julie. “It’s in the middle of nowhere. Again looks impressive visually but not well thought out from a practical consumer angle. And it’s easily fixed.”

Said Jo: “Agree this new terminal is disappointing. There is no proper undercover parking so we use Portside. The old terminal though small was at least in a nice position with shops and cafes. A ferry to city is definitely needed and I wish there was a moving walkway to ship like at airports as it is a long walk if a bit infirm. We have seen many struggling with the long walk.”

Said Des: “As a passenger I have used the wonderful new cruise terminal but options for public transport are non-existent apart (from) expensive taxis or Uber. Had to catch a Uber to the nearest bus stop which was still $20 down the road. Surely there could be a bus service laid on from Doomben train station to the cruise terminal.

Another cruise passengers calling for public transport was David Clark:  “Why not get a CityCat terminal. How hard would that be?”

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, owner of the BICT, will oversee the extension to be completed by 2024. It will increase the size of existing car parks 2 and 3 and relocate the staff car park. The additional car parks will increase total onsite car parking to 1282 parking bays.

Agree completely with above comments, what were these so called town planners thinking…..obviously nothing at all. The Wilson car park is booked up months in advance, and not an ounce of mathematical common sense in working out how many car parking spots might be needed for so many large cruise ships coming into Brisbane now and into the future. Just Brain dead..!! The Port itself sometimes stinks of sewerage as well as lots of flies from the next door sewerage plant, what a great welcome to Brisbane and Australia and no public transport to get anywhere for visitors and locals alike. They have spent hundreds of millions of dollars building this and they should be ashamed of the poor outcome of facilities and outlook. Shame to our Politicians and town planners Big Time..!! Build lots more car parking and provide public transport now..!! City Cats, Buses or trains.

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Brisbane CBD to new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal ?

By shireboi , June 2, 2022 in Australia & New Zealand Cruisers

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Brisbane CBD to new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/cruising-is-back-new-brisbane-terminal-finally-welcomes-passengers-20220602-p5aqlb.html

I wasn't actually aware that there was a new cruise terminal (used the previous one in 2018 pre COVID) - it was only the news on the P&O cruise to Brisbane that it mentioned the new site....now...  it's 19Kms from the CBD

No public transport - I guess that it's basically a taxi / Uber :  what $$ are we looking to get there from the CBD ??

(why the bloody hell dump it out there with NO TRANSPORT options ??????)    

Fail to PLAN of these THOUSANDS : 

Schrinner said Brisbane was expecting 150 ships to dock at the terminal in the next 12 months.

“Think about the thousands of people that will come off those 150 ships,” he said.

“They’ve done the maths. Each person spends about $387 on average in Brisbane when they get off the ship, so that then flows right out into the local economy, creates jobs, supports local business, and that is an exciting day today for our city.”

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15 minutes ago, shireboi said: Brisbane CBD to new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal   https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/cruising-is-back-new-brisbane-terminal-finally-welcomes-passengers-20220602-p5aqlb.html I wasn't actually aware that there was a new cruise terminal (used the previous one in 2018 pre COVID) - it was only the news on the P&O cruise to Brisbane that it mentioned the new site....now...  it's 19Kms from the CBD No public transport - I guess that it's basically a taxi / Uber :  what $$ are we looking to get there from the CBD ??   ( why the bloody hell dump it out there with NO TRANSPORT options ??????)        Fail to PLAN of these THOUSANDS : Schrinner said Brisbane was expecting 150 ships to dock at the terminal in the next 12 months. “Think about the thousands of people that will come off those 150 ships,” he said. “They’ve done the maths. Each person spends about $387 on average in Brisbane when they get off the ship, so that then flows right out into the local economy, creates jobs, supports local business, and that is an exciting day today for our city.”

You asked why they put the new cruise terminal in a place with no transport options. Simple. Ships have to be able to get to the terminal otherwise there isn't much point in having a cruise terminal. 🙂 Very few of the current cruise ships can use the Portside terminal because either they can't fit under the Gateway Bridge, or they are too long to turn in the river at Hamilton.

It's true that there is no regular public transport to the area of the new cruise terminal, but how many passengers actually use public transport when their ship calls into a port. With more than 90 cruises in my cruise history, I can think of only two port where we have done that (Melbourne and Adelaide). We usually take a private or ship's tour, or in some cases, take a shuttle bus into town or walk (e.g. Auckland, Cairns). If a local bus ran from the new terminal it would take much more than an hour to get to the CBD with stops along the way. It is highly unlikely the Council will extend the CityCat service to the mouth of the river. It is too far and they would have to build a new wharf. After the expenses of repairing infrastructure following the recent floods, that isn't going to happen.

It has been reported that today there was a free shuttle bus to Brisbane CBD. This would have taken well over half an hour. It would be great if that is offered when other ships call into Brisbane, but at the moment, we don't know if that will be the case.

arxcards

It is a beautiful new terminal, with the potential to berth any cruise ship in the world. I am not sure how this is news, as it was completed in 2020 and has just been waiting for the bug to pass.

Sydney has a cruise shuttle that runs from Central station to the equally inconveniently located White Bay terminal. Perhaps that is a possibility from Roma Street or another public transport hub?

SinbadThePorter

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31 minutes ago, Aus Traveller said: You asked why they put the new cruise terminal in a place with no transport options.

The new cruise terminal is where it is mainly because it is on the last bit of riverside land available, and it was available because nobody else wanted it. 🤑

What cheeses me off somewhat is that you aren't even allowed to walk into the terminal.

I agree that it seems extremely unlikely that a small boat jetty will be built there. 😒

That said, I'm very happy we have it. 😁

Just another observation. The new cruise terminal is about the same distance from the city as the airport, and there are 1000's using it every day. Yes, there is the air train that is used by some, but that took forever.

10 minutes ago, SinbadThePorter said: The new cruise terminal is where it is mainly because it is on the last bit of riverside land available, and it was available because nobody else wanted it. 🤑   What cheeses me off somewhat is that you aren't even allowed to walk into the terminal.   I agree that it seems extremely unlikely that a small boat jetty will be built there. 😒   That said, I'm very happy we have it. 😁

I feel that the major reason the new terminal was put where it is was so it could be used by large cruise ships, and today, that is nearly all the cruise ships. I already mentioned the height of the Gateway Bridge but the other factor is that the terminal is near a very wide section of the river that can be used as a turning basin.

SO - no estimate cost for a taxi / uber there ??

anyone reading this from today's first trip ??

SuitesRbest

SuitesRbest

23 minutes ago, SinbadThePorter said:   The new cruise terminal is where it is mainly because it is on the last bit of riverside land available, and it was available because nobody else wanted it. 🤑   What cheeses me off somewhat is that you aren't even allowed to walk into the terminal.   I agree that it seems extremely unlikely that a small boat jetty will be built there. 😒   That said, I'm very happy we have it. 😁

Bloody dido to that!! This will lurer that BIG cruise ships to maybe home port in Brisbane in our cruise ship season eventually and we can't wait. No more having to fly to Sydney for these ships hopefully!!

P&O/Princess have the main go at it at the moment however, it will be good to the likes of Norwegian cruise lines sail out of Brisbane!!!

There will be shuttle bus's put on and it will not be to much of a hassle seriously, it is on the correct side of the river which does count in favour of most!!! 

OzKiwiJJ

11 minutes ago, shireboi said: SO - no estimate cost for a taxi / uber there ??   anyone reading this from today's first trip ??

The taxi fare calculator indicated $42-$58 for a taxi from the Treasury Hotel to the cruise terminal at 10:30am on a Friday.

Ozwoody

Ah guys, its directly over the river from the grain terminal, which was for larger ships, and as an alternative to the cruise terminal.

And I can assure you the trip to the new terminal is a lot easier that the trip to the grain terminal.

With all the heavy transport on the Lytton road, it could be a bit hairy at times.

So we probably are better off with the new one.

Just hope the wind is in the right direction, or the sewerage farm is a bit of a worry.

Even if the government tells us it will be fine.

25 minutes ago, shireboi said: SO - no estimate cost for a taxi / uber there ??   anyone reading this from today's first trip ??

Yes, we had a free shuttle into the city. No idea of cab fare

Bizziecruzer

Can please some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time.

One of the reasons the terminal was moved was that there was a curfew placed on the ships sailing from portside. The residents (who most of them moved there after the port was built, what happened to buyer beware?) complained about the noise from the ship. This meant that no sail away party music and no horns sounded. Only neighbour of new terminal is industrial.

26 minutes ago, Bizziecruzer said: Can please some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time. One of the reasons the terminal was moved was that there was a curfew placed on the ships sailing from portside. The residents (who most of them moved there after the port was built, what happened to buyer beware?) complained about the noise from the ship. This meant that no sail away party music and no horns sounded. Only neighbour of new terminal is industrial.

That would have been a very minor reason. The main reason is because the majority of ships operating in the Australian region these days are too big to fit under the Gateway Bridge and FI was only ever a temporary solution. Portside will presumably still be used for smaller ships like the luxury lines which blow through our region once a year.

40 minutes ago, Bizziecruzer said: Can please some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time. One of the reasons the terminal was moved was that there was a curfew placed on the ships sailing from portside. The residents (who most of them moved there after the port was built, what happened to buyer beware?) complained about the noise from the ship. This meant that no sail away party music and no horns sounded. Only neighbour of new terminal is industrial.

There wasn't a curfew on ships sailing from Portside. They sailed at the time they wanted to - usually 4pm - but they had to restrict noise for the sailaway. The same noise restriction applies at the White Bay terminal in Sydney.

Complaints from residents near Portside would not have been a major consideration. A new terminal was built because the vast majority of cruiseships cannot reach Portside and Fishermans Island was only a temporary and also a very unattractive alternative.

We had some cruising friends come out to meet us at the terminal, and they loved that they had free parking on the day. Perhaps something similar will be available for the arrival of Coral Princess on Tuesday?

The terminal is impressive. Friends said the access road is currently horrible, well that wasn't their exact wording. As locals, they were entitled to take a shot at the state government, Brisbane Ports, and local council for not having the road upgraded. This will surely change soon once the terminal is in regular use.

There are major benefits to this terminal.

- There are no height or turning restrictions, so all ships can berth there.

- No river restrictions due to weather. We have been on a couple of cruises out of Portside that have been delayed due to strong winds adding a safety concern for navigation - one delay was for 4hrs which led to an evening arrival at Noumea.

- The time saved from departing from the new terminal translates into significant fuel savings to the next port. Environmentally, that also means less greenhouse gases.

The only think that will stunt cruise growth in the summers ahead is that there can only be 7 departures from there each week. 18 months from now, it would appear that each week will see a departure from P&O, Princess, Carnival & Royal Caribbean; and port visits from others.

It was great for a day visit, and we are looking forward to boarding there in August. We can fly to Brisbane as quick as we can train to Sydney, and we can get the same number of ports in QLD or the islands in 7 nights that takes a 9 or 10 night cruise out of Sydney.

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3 hours ago, arxcards said: We had some cruising friends come out to meet us at the terminal, and they loved that they had free parking on the day. Perhaps something similar will be available for the arrival of Coral Princess on Tuesday?   The terminal is impressive. Friends said the access road is currently horrible, well that wasn't their exact wording. As locals, they were entitled to take a shot at the state government, Brisbane Ports, and local council for not having the road upgraded. This will surely change soon once the terminal is in regular use.   There are major benefits to this terminal. - There are no height or turning restrictions, so all ships can berth there. - No river restrictions due to weather. We have been on a couple of cruises out of Portside that have been delayed due to strong winds adding a safety concern for navigation - one delay was for 4hrs which led to an evening arrival at Noumea. - The time saved from departing from the new terminal translates into significant fuel savings to the next port. Environmentally, that also means less greenhouse gases.   The only think that will stunt cruise growth in the summers ahead is that there can only be 7 departures from there each week. 18 months from now, it would appear that each week will see a departure from P&O, Princess, Carnival & Royal Caribbean; and port visits from others.   It was great for a day visit, and we are looking forward to boarding there in August. We can fly to Brisbane as quick as we can train to Sydney, and we can get the same number of ports in QLD or the islands in 7 nights that takes a 9 or 10 night cruise out of Sydney.

It always surprised me that more cruises didn't commence from Brisbane, which is closer to the South Pacific islands.  Many Queenslanders fly to Sydney to join a cruise or to fly overseas.  I fly on airlines which fly direct from Brisbane overseas. Bon Voyage from Brisbane in August. 

13 hours ago, arxcards said: Friends said the access road is currently horrible, well that wasn't their exact wording. As locals, they were entitled to take a shot at the state government, Brisbane Ports, and local council for not having the road upgraded.

There was a multi-million dollar road upgrade in 2020.

If you ask me where the money went I'd guess at the Cayman Islands, because you can't see it in the road. 😉

Although the problem is more likely to be road damage due to heavy vehicles, exacerbated by the roads being a built on a swamp.

43 minutes ago, SinbadThePorter said: There was a multi-million dollar road upgrade in 2020. If you ask me where the money went I'd guess at the Cayman Islands, because you can't see it in the road. 😉 Although the problem is more likely to be road damage due to heavy vehicles, exacerbated by the roads being a built on a swamp.

I understand that the money was spent on the last kilometre of road before the terminal. The existing road that leads to this new section is really terrible.

51 minutes ago, SinbadThePorter said:   There was a multi-million dollar road upgrade in 2020.   If you ask me where the money went I'd guess at the Cayman Islands, because you can't see it in the road. 😉   Although the problem is more likely to be road damage due to heavy vehicles, exacerbated by the roads being a built on a swamp.

And floods plus lots of rain to soften the base. I drove the road virtually this morning, and it looked pretty good from the bottom of the airport through to the Qantas hanger, but gradually deteriorated after that. I didn't realise what a great plane spotting road it was until I did my google drive.

We are flying to Brisbane the night before our cruise in August, is it better just to stay at the airport rather than CBD as this seems closer to the port? 

24 minutes ago, Jandex said: We are flying to Brisbane the night before our cruise in August, is it better just to stay at the airport rather than CBD as this seems closer to the port? 

Yes.  You could stay at the airport or one of the motels in Ascot. There are good restaurants on Racecourse Road. 

27 minutes ago, Jandex said: We are flying to Brisbane the night before our cruise in August, is it better just to stay at the airport rather than CBD as this seems closer to the port? 

I don't know if there is accommodation at the airport. I suggest one of the motels in Racecourse Road Hamilton. There is nothing closer to the cruise terminal.

There is accommodation near the airport (Novotel & Ibis), which is close to a Woolies and DFO.

We won't go into the city for an overnight, but stay at the complex at Portside Wharf, the previous cruise terminal - Alcyone Apartments. There are some good restaurants, takeaways, mini supermarket, theatre, etc.

It is a bit of a 2 bob each way regarding cab fare - cheaper near the airport, but much more expensive from the city.

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55 minutes ago, Jandex said: We are flying to Brisbane the night before our cruise in August, is it better just to stay at the airport rather than CBD as this seems closer to the port? 

We booked the Ibis at the airport as coming in during the afternoon. It was a toss up between it and Pullman but for one night only, it will be fine. We figure much easier than going into the city. 

Hi. Thanks for all your replies - really helpful.  I’ve actually stayed at the Ibis at Domestic Terminal and it is a pretty decent hotel. Would certainly save a taxi/Uber to any other hotel on the day we arrive in Brisbane.  The cruise terminal is so close to the airport as the crow flies but such a round about way of getting there! I guess we can’t really expect to head across the tarmacs and runways to get there 🤔 . 

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There are so much things to do and discover in Brisbane. Being the capital city of Sunshine State, the city is blessed with a fair relaxing almost all throughout the year and offers several activities and events that would make any itinerary jam-packed. It only takes less than an hour from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane Cruise Terminal. By the river is the best way to spend your holiday. Dine, drink a glass of wine, and simply celebrate your beautiful escapade.

Brisbane proper has plenty of stopovers to check out. The Brisbane sign at the South Bank is an iconic landmark you could take souvenir pictures at. The Story Bridge is a sight to behold and adventure climbs give you the chance to experience this structural beauty at close. The City Hall gives you a dose of history you’ll have to see to appreciate.

Are you ready to discover what Brisbane offers to its locals and tourists? There is always something fun to do in almost every corner of the city. The Portside Wharf is a destination not only for tourists in cruise ships but as well as those exploring the buzz of the CBD. Just a short distance from Brisbane Airport to Portside Wharf gives you access to bars and restaurants, cruise shipping view decks, and local shopping centres. A CityCat Terminal is a few steps away from the port area and can bring you close to the waters where more fun things to do, see, and experience await.

Historic pubs that had been part of the Cruise Terminal are also plenty. Your first stop should be at the Breakfast Creek Hotel where the food is great and the people are even better. There’s a multi-user freight terminal at the port, but you might want to explore a more exciting mode of transportation such as paddle boats and fast crafts to get the best out of your time there.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Situated along the Brisbane River at the Fig Tree Pocket is the one-of-a-kind sanctuary in Brisbane - the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Take a 20-minute taxi ride from the CBD or the bus for half an hour to see the koalas up close and personal. You can cuddle one for a fee and take souvenir pictures with these adorable animals. There’s plenty of other animals to see in the area such as skinks, baby crocodiles, hawk owls, black-headed pythons, and wombats.

Brisbane Museum

Brisbane Museum

Just inside the walls of the Brisbane City Hall is the Museum of Brisbane. The Museum is home to several artworks, memorabilias, and historical items that give any visitor a tour down memory lane of the old Brisbane. There are over 120 exhibits in the area, divided into 5 stunning galleries where works of artists such as Rischar Randall are showcased. The Dome Lounge is a must destination if you want to relax in between galleries.

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The Brisbane River has always been a staple destination in Brisbane. Not spending time on the docks would make your Brissie experience incomplete. You can simply hop in and travel in between North Quay and Sydney Street where plenty of dining experiences and shopping establishments are available. Take souvenir pictures as you go along the trip. The short ride will take you beneath the popular Story Bridge site.

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Suncorp Stadium

Just a short ride away from the city proper of Brisbane is the Suncorp stadium sitting pretty at the northwest side of the Milton neighborhood. If you are in for some tough sports like rugby, this is the place you should be. Local and national sporting events are hosted in the stadium. You might get a glimpse of your favourite players from the Reds, Broncos, and the Wallabies. Soccer and football games are also hosted in the stadium.

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Portside Wharf

Portside Wharf

Cruise ships sailing and visiting Brisbane dock stay at the cruise terminal known to many as the Portside Wharf. The wharf has been transformed into a modern terminal equipped to accommodate ships that are up to 270 meters in length. Seeral shopping and residential areas are also situated in the port side, thus offering a nice neighbourhood you can explore all day long. It’s a 15-minute drive or bus ride from Brisbane and a great destination to kill time.

Hamilton Recreation Reserve

Hamilton Recreation Reserve

Enjoy a bit of nature while enjoying down time at the Hamilton Recreation Reserve. It’s nice to watch people come and go as you lazily drink a cup of coffee in one of the benches in the area. There’s plenty of playgrounds, climbing spots, and balancing equipments in the area that will entertain the old and young alike. There’s plenty of BBQ facilities, shelters, and picnic areas. Head across Hercules Street from the Portside complex to get to this area.

Eat Street Markets

Eat Street Markets

Holidays are incomplete without shopping on your itinerary. You’ll enjoy the sight of the ships coming to and from the portside while shopping and strolling around the Eat Street Markets. Stalls are open during Friday and Saturday from 4pm till 10pm. There’s plenty of spots to check out and features the ultimate foodie extravaganza for the young and old alike. There’s Japanese pizza, oysters, and South American dishes to try. Entrance fee is $2.

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Dine in to fresh seafood perfectly cooked to cater any customer’s needs. You’ll get quality fish and seafood products straight from the water, cooked and then served on your plate. The restaurant is located at the entrance of Portside Wharf, a surefire way to perfectly welcome you to the cruise terminal. There’s Snapper, fresh fish fillets, prawns, and other local produce perfect for your adventure by the sea.

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Important note:  The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is only open on days when a cruise ship is at berth.   If you are travelling to and parking at the BICT, please note there is only paid parking onsite which must be booked online in advance through Wilson Parking. Please see the  Car Parking   webpage for details. If you are seeking information about your cruise, please contact your cruise line or travel agent.

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  1. Getting here

    You can travel to the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal by private vehicle, taxi or rideshare, and there is long and short-term paid car parking available onsite. Please see further information below. The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is not currently serviced by public transport.

  2. How to get to Brisbane International Cruise Terminal in ...

    Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, Pinkenba The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is an international cruise ship terminal in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The terminal is located at Luggage Point on the northern bank at the mouth of th e Brisbane River in Pinkenba, adjacent to Brisbane Airport. It was designed to accommodate mega-cruise ships over 270 meters long.

  3. Brisbane Cruise Port and Terminal Information

    The Brisbane cruise terminal offers almost 1,000 parking spaces across three paid lots. Spots must be booked in advance via Wilson Parking. Parking payment machines near the terminal building ...

  4. Ultimate Guide to Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

    Port Guide. WORDS BY Nuelan Magbanua . Nov 14 2023. 0. Finalised in mid-2020, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) is Queensland's first ever dedicated cruise facility homeporting some of the largest cruise ships in the world. The 9300sqm Arkhefield-designed terminal features a 208-metre-long wharf, 270-metre-long elevated ...

  5. Brisbane International Cruise Terminal to Brisbane

    Translink operates a train from Domestic Airport station, platform 1 to Central station, platform 1 every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $24 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane International Cruise Terminal to Brisbane via Marine Rd at Main Beach Rd and Lamington Ave at Doomben Rail, stop 27 in around ...

  6. Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

    It was designed to accommodate mega-cruise ships over 270 meters long. It provides the only dock for very large vessels in South East Queensland. A free shuttle bus also connects cruise passengers between the Terminal & Parking/Public Transport facilities near Brisbane Airport & DFO and there is also a taxi rank & parking located within the ...

  7. Brisbane Cruise Port Guide

    This urban street is situated around 2.5 km/1.5 miles (less than a 10-minute drive) from Brisbane CBD and a 10-minute drive from Portside Wharf/a 20-minute drive from Brisbane International Cruise Terminal. Brisbane has a great public transportation network that includes buses, trains, trams and ferries.

  8. Where is Brisbane International Cruise Terminal located?

    Public transport is currently not available There is a dedicated taxi marshalling area (including 2 accessible taxi bays) and a dedicated rideshare zone for both pick up and drop off (6 spaces). Both areas are clearly signed for passengers and operators.

  9. Brisbane cruise passengers call for public transport links

    There are no plans to extend public transport services to the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, despite complaints from passengers. This follows BICT announcing it will soon create 340 more onsite car parks because of a surge in demand.. Translink said it will continue to monitor potential demand for public transport to the terminal and surrounding land as the area develops in response ...

  10. Brisbane Australia Cruise Port

    Location: A new terminal has been constructed late 2020, Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Pinkenba and has doubled the number of cruise ships in Brisbane. It has around 9,300 square meters set over two levels and connected to a 200-meter (660-foot) long wharf, with two air bridges facilitating the movement of passengers on and off ships.

  11. Brisbane CBD to new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

    It's true that there is no regular public transport to the area of the new cruise terminal, but how many passengers actually use public transport when their ship calls into a port. With more than 90 cruises in my cruise history, I can think of only two port where we have done that (Melbourne and Adelaide).

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    Cruise Shuttles To and From Your Cruise Port. An airport shuttle is a reliable way to reach your cruise port (Photo by Adam Coulter) Cruise lines provide motorcoach transfers from the airport to the cruise port (and back again at the end of your cruise) that they sell, like shore excursions, for a fee.

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  14. Brisbane Airport to the Cruise Terminal

    Your options are shuttle bus, Brisbane Airport transfer, private airport transfer, public transport, taxi, and some door-to-door transfer service options like AirporTransfer.com. The distance between Brisbane Airport and the Cruise Terminal is approximately 10 kilometres and 12 minutes. You can also check this link for the Brisbane ...

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    Cruise. Important note: The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is only open on days when a cruise ship is at berth. If you are travelling to and parking at the BICT, please note there is only paid parking onsite which must be booked online in advance through Wilson Parking. Please see the Car Parking webpage for details. If you are seeking ...

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    Drive Me 2 has made it super easy to book cruise terminal drop offs in one of our luxury vehicles. You can request a quote or book online or call us on 1300 154 667 or email us. Begin your holiday in style with transport to the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal. Book luxury cruise transfers with Drive Me 2 today.