With a length of over 344 km making it the longest river in south east Queensland, the mighty Brisbane river flows through the city that was named after it. If you are staying at a Brisbane Apartment Hotel like the iStay River City, a tour along this prodigious water body is the perfect way you can experience Brisbane.
The Brisbane river is not only famous for its length but also for the top attractions on either sides of its banks such as the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Port of Brisbane and the large number of bridges crossing over it that is of extreme historical and architectural importance such as the iconic Story Bridge, a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge .
Situated on the southern side of the Brisbane River, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs were created by a quarrying operation. The volcanic rock Ignimbrite which formed the cliffs was deposited in the Triassic period about 220 million years ago. They currently form the banks of the Brisbane River. The area is a popular picnic and abseiling site. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs feature excellent rock climbing possibilities for all skill levels, being primarily a place for recreational climbing.
Catch the action of shipping and sailing while passing by the Port of Brisbane on your cruise down the river, as it is the third busiest port in Australia and the nation’s fastest growing container port. Located in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, it includes the main shipping channel across Moreton Bay which extends 90 kilometres north to Mooloolaba and is dredged to maintain a depth fourteen meters at the lowest tide.
Whether it be a romantic cruise or a fun filled excursion with your family, a tour down the Brisbane River will promise to be an unforgettable experience especially in the night, as thousands of colorful lights of the bustling metropolitan city reflect on the water creating an unbelievable visual sensation.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+