Major Cruise Destination
Located midway Sydney, the Whitsunday Islands and tropical Cairns, Brisbane is a major Australian cruise ship destination. It’s the second largest cruise port in Australia, after Sydney.
Ships dock in the Port of Brisbane at the Portside Wharf cruise passenger terminal in Hamilton, 15 to 25 minutes from downtown. Some larger ships dock at the freight terminal further downstream, located at Fisherman Islands, or at Pinkenba Wharf.
Where to Stay ?
Closest accommodations can be found in Brisbane’s suburb of Hamilton. Nearest accommmodations are situated on Kingsford Smith Drive. Downtown CBD hotels and self contained apartments are 15 to 25 minutes away. There are lots of good reasonably priced hotels in Brisbane.
When visiting Brisbane for a few days, we can recommend staying in CBD, close to shopping, restaurants, and many touristic sights. From CBD it’s easy to catch a CityCat to the stop near the cruise terminal.
Portside Wharf Passenger Pier
Portside Wharf Passenger Cruise Terminal — the international cruise terminal is located at Hamilton, an inner northern suburb of Brisbane. The facility lies on the north bank of the Brisbane River along Bulimba Reach.
Portside Wharf is capable of welcoming ships up to 270 metres in length. The terminal is about 7km or 4mi from Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airports, and can easily be accessed by bus, rail or CityCat from Brisbane’s city centre. The Postside Wharf cruise terminal offers first class passenger facilities and infrastructure, all within short distance of the city’s main sights and attractions. Distance to city centre – 10kms/25mins.
Due to Gateway Bridge height restrictions several larger vessels which cannot sail under the bridge tie up north of the bridge at Pinkenba Wharf or at the Multi-user Freight Terminal at the Grain Berth, located at Fisherman Islands.