The gateway to a range of domestic and international destinations, cruises from Brisbane are the ideal way to experience the city best known for its waterways. Thanks to its picturesque position, just minutes from the CBD and Brisbane Airport, Brisbane is a fantastic cruising departure point year round. Departing from the Portside Wharf precinct in the upmarket area of Hamilton, cruises departing Brisbane travel to a wide range of domestic and international destinations. From cruise lines such as P&O, Princess and Royal Carribean, there are also a great range of last minute cruises and cheap cruises from Brisbane. There are also a number of cruises that make stops in Brisbane, allowing visitors to experience the fantastic waterfront precinct on Kingsford Smith Drive, complete with an outstanding range of retail outlets, cafes, fine dining, luxury residences and even a cinema complex.

Brisbane Cruise Attractions


Cruises from Brisbane are a fantastic experience thanks to the wonderful range of port facilities and its convenient location on the Brisbane River, just minutes from the CBD. The port offers easy access by car or taxi, train and ferry. The cruise terminal is also just 15 minutes from the Brisbane Airport, 20 minutes from Central Station and 30 minutes from Eagle Street Pier.

The diverse city of Brisbane offers a variety of attractions for all visitors including nearby Fortitude Valley with its trendy boutiques, pubs, clubs and dining as well as all the colour and cuisine of Chinatown. One the other side of the river is the leisure precinct of South Bank, Brisbane’s premier culture hotspot where you’ll find inner city green spaces, plenty of dining and entertainment as well as the Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Brisbane. The perfect representation of Queensland lifestyle, there’s even a swimming lagoon right on the edge of the city by the river.

The bustling metropolis of the CBD offers ANZAC Square, City Hall and the famous pedestrian mall the Queen Street Mall an historic shopping haven. The hip neighbourhoods of Paddington and Woolloongabba lay just outside the city and offer antiques, collectibles and boutiques. It’s also in Woolloongabba that you’ll find the famous ‘Gabba’ Cricket Ground.

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens are situated in the heart of the city and are Brisbane’s oldest gardens offering a variety of exotic species, rainforest glades and ancient trees. Right next door to the gardens, Parliament House offers history buffs a chance to take in this imposing structure that dates all the way back to 1868. Closer to the river, nautical treasures from 1925 are on show at the Queensland Maritime Museum.

Not far from the cruise terminal, the iconic XXXX Brewery is a must-visit for anyone who likes a cold one.

Cruises from Brisbane Arrivals & Departures

Portside Wharf

Remora Road (off Kingsford Smith Drive)

Distance from City: 10kms (25mins)
Distance from Airport: 8km (10mins)
Taxi Fare Estimate: $25 - $35 one way, cruise terminal to city