Brisbane River


River is a symbol of life and eternity. For the people of Australia, Brisbane River is more than a symbol but it gives meaning to life as it runs through the heart of the majestic Brisbane City.

The river is divided into three sections; the Lower Brisbane, the Mid Brisbane and the upper Brisbane. Its main source is the Canondale

Range which past to Mount Stanley. From Mt. Stanley the river connects

to Stanley River, and then it flows freely into the Wivenhoe Dam.

From there it meets the Bremer River, sailing through the suburbs and through the Port of Brisbane area and finally going to Moreton Bay.


There are small and large tributaries flowing through the River such as

the Bulimba Creek at the south of Brisbane, the Oxley Creek in the southeast of Queensland, Australia, the Stanley River, which is the main tributary, Cubberla Creek and other smaller creeks like Kholo, Woogaroo, and Goodna Creek.


Located at Queensland, Australia, the river was discovered by explorers John Oxley and Allan Cunningham, during the English colonization in 1823.

Oxley named the river after the Thomas Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales during that time. Since then, the river has undergone reclamation

and widening projects over the years to allow ships and other vessels to travel on it.

Today, the river plays a major role in the everyday lives of the residence of Brisbane. Numerous activities are held on the river. People, both young and

old alike can walk along the banks of the river. There are riverwalk pavements accessible to everyone, such as the marvelous 870-meter floating walkway and the Kangaroo Point Cliff’s boardwalk where people can walk and bike.

There are also events held in the River such as the popular Riverfestival, one of the major festivals in Brisbane. The festival is a celebration of the river and how it is connected to the people of Brisbane. Millions of audience attend this week-long celebration held every September. This festival is

commenced by the Riverfire, a 30- minute non-stop display of colorful fireworks. Forums, dialogues, and other free events are also prepared during the festival to commemorate the value of the river.

Fishing enthusiasts, both novice and experts, can join and witness the Brisbane River Classic fishing competition, an annual fishing competition held

every December and runs for three days and nights. The river is a favorite fishing spot as well. Those who want to experience the real thing can delight

in fishing. Sports lovers and those who love challenge can engage in kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, sailing, and rowing regattas on the rushing waters of the river. Spend time with family and friends by having a cool picnic and delightful barbecue party at the parks nearby the river edge.

Explore the river and the grandeur of Brisbane by cruising aboard the CityCats or via other river cruises such as Kookaburra River Queens which offer lunch and dinner cruise. Choose to be assisted by a tour guide giving insight about the history of Brisbane while touring around on a lunch cruise or

enjoy the live performance and dancing while on a dinner cruise.

The activities on this S- shape river are seemingly endless. Brisbane City Council is further developing the river and the areas around it.

Celebrate life at its fullest as more and more people today are simply struck by the river.