Brisbane Cruise TerminalStrategically located on Australia's East Coast cruising hub, the Brisbane Cruise Terminal is ideally situated just one sea-day away from Sydney or the Whitsunday Islands, and two sea-days from Tropical Cairns or the Pacific Island of New Caledonia. Portside Wharf is capable of welcoming ships up to 270 metres in length, including the P&O Aurora and the Oriana, two of the largest ships to dock in Brisbane. Other luxury liners that have docked at the terminal include The World, The Volendam, The Sea Princess, The Amsterdam and Nippon Maru World Ship for Youth. The purpose-designed facility is complete with access to first-class marine engineering facilities, including a working dry-dock located just across the river. Portside Wharf has presented Brisbane with a new state-of-the-art terminal facility, a world class dining and retail offer, and a range of luxury residences, encapsulated in a precinct where both visitors and locals alike can enjoy the best aspects of Queensland life in one place, and access their every need in one location.
Things to do at Portside
BOUTIQUE FASHION, PAMPERING & DENDY CINEMA
Enjoy some hard earned retail therapy at a range of chic fashion boutiques, catch a flick at the Dendy Cinema, or be pampered at Ella Bache Hamilton. With many more stores at your fingertips, including groceries and convenience, Portside Wharf really does have it all.Find out more
THE BEST RIVERSIDE RESTAURANTS IN BRISBANE
Portside plays host to some of Brisbane's most remarkable waterfront restaurants, cafes and eateries, where delectables from around the world make for a culinary delight that is sure to tantalise your taste buds.Find out more
YOUR WATERFRONT HOME
The waterfront is alive with vibrancy and activity with over 300 people already calling Portside Wharf home, living in Brookfield's four established premium residential apartment buildings: Flare, Loft, Infinity and Promenade, with Pinnacle soon to come in 2015.Find out more
The Brisbane Cruise Terminal is ideally located next Portside Wharf.Portside Wharf is located in a picturesque location alongside the Brisbane River with a multitude of popular amenities close by.
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To and from the CityIf you are heading from the city follow Kingsford Smith Drive along the Brisbane River, past Racecourse Road and turn right into Harbour Road.
To and from the AirportPortside Wharf is just 7 kilometres from the Domestic and International Airports - accessed along Kingsford Smith Drive.
To the Sunshine and Gold CoastsPortside Wharf is ideally locateed close to the Gateway Motorway, giving you easy access to both the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coasts.
Car ParkingCar parking on site is a breeze with 350 public car spaces. Portside Wharf offers you the choice of both undercover parking and curb side parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Via Public Transport
Bus StopIf you are leaving the city catch bus 300 on Adelaide Street at City Hall (Stop 18) to the Bretts Wharf bus stop - just 200m from Portside Wharf. This is also the pick up point for bus 300 on its return journey to the city. For bus timetables or more information visit the Translink website - translink.com.au
RailTrains to and from the city and beyond can be accessed via two local train stations - Ascot and Doomben. Both are just a a few short kilometres from Portside Wharf . For timetables visit the Translink website - translink.com.au
City CatThe Bretts Wharf City Cat stop is just 200 metres from Portside. For City Cat timetables or more information visit the Translink website - translink.com.au
WalkRiverside walkways and the Hamilton Recreational Park are both close by. The network of walkways and paths surrounding Portside Wharf is also great for cyclists - taking the green approach to transporting themselves around the city.
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: How do I book a cruise? A: To book a cruise from Portside Wharf simply contact you can contact the cruise specialist travel agency Cruising Down Under located in the Portside Wharf precinct by calling 1800 214 279 (free call) visit their website www.cruisingdownunder.com.au ; or by email email@example.com or simply contact your local travel agent. Q: Can you recommend a hotel in or near Portside Wharf? A: There are numerous hotels in close vicinity to Portside Wharf. Q: Is there long term parking available at Portside Wharf? A: No there short term parking is available, however there are several long term parking facilities located near Portside Wharf, which offer free shuttle services to / from the cruise terminal. Q: Can you recommend a car rental facility? A: A variety of car rental agencies are located near Portside Wharf and the the nearby at the Brisbane Airport as well as in the Brisbane CBD. Q: Can I board the ship to have a look when it is in Port? A: No, only ticketed passengers may board the cruise ships. Q: Where can I watch the ship depart? A: A viewing platform is located on Level 2, alongside Moda Events in the Portside Wharf precinct.
Travel TipsWe require you to check in your baggage at the baggage check-in desk prior to the boarding process beginning. After checking your baggage, please feel free to use the varied retail facilities on offer at Portside Wharf, whilst you wait to be called for embarkation. Passengers that are completing their cruise will be disembarking between 6am and 10am. Embarkation for passengers leaving port will begin approximately 45 minutes after disembarkation of returning passengers is complete.
SecurityPassports and photo identification may be required for all passengers embarking on a cruise from Portside Wharf. Passengers travelling with children must have appropriate identification for all accompanying children. No guest visitors will be permitted aboard any vessel. Only ticketed passengers will be allowed past the security checkpoints. All health questionnaires must be completed in full prior to entering the embarkation terminal. All baggage will be x-rayed. Persons with medical conditions and pace makers or implanted electronic devices should produce relevant medical certification prior to entering the embarkation area. Passengers may be subject to search. In addition many other security measures regarding guests, crew and cargo have been increased. We recognise that these measures may inconvenience passengers, however the safety and security of passengers is our highest priority.
Terminal LogisticsA haven for cruise ship captains, Portside Wharf caters for ships of all sizes, from superyachts and boutique / expedition vessels through to the Panamax-sized Aurora / Legend of the Seas class - just about the entire range of ships currently visiting Australia or likely to visit in the foreseeable future. It offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities for up to 2,500 passengers on base porting or turnaround ships.
Ships Docking at Portside WharfAmongst the ships that visit Portside Wharf are:
Technical InformationWHARF LENGTH: 236m WHARF CONSTRUCTION: Concrete GANGWAY: State-of-the-art Aerobridge DEPTH ALONGSIDE: 9.0m LAT CHANNEL DEPTH: 9.1m LAT TIDAL RANGE: 2.8m SWING BASIN: 399m diameter to a depth of 9.1m LAT (subject to decisions made by the Harbour Master on the day). GATEWAY BRIDGE CLEARANCE: 56.4m above LAT PASSENGER ACCESS: Aerobridge and / or ship's gangway UTILITIES: Full electrical, power and phone, portable water
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Portside Wharf Precinct
World-Renowned DestinationsIt's one thing to be the world's newest international cruise terminal; it's another to be a perfectly positioned to some of Australia's most desired wildlife and theme parks, and most beautiful natural attractions.
- Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
- Sea World
- Warner Bros. Movie World
- The Gold Coast
- The Sunshine Coast
- Fraser Island
- Moreton Bay & Islands
- The Hinterland
Range of Ship ServicesDry Dock opposite FORGACS Cairncross dockyard Brisbane. Ph: 07 3227 0888 Fax: 07 3399 6164 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Dry Dock 260m x 33m Fitting out berth 300m Local Produce Fresh local produce is available for stores. Contact us prior to berthing for further details.
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