Pontoon in Brisbane River
To those unfamiliar with the term, a pontoon is a boat or
a floating bridge that can be used
for temporary or
As pontoon boats, they are easy to operate and are
unsinkable. They can be powered by a motor, pulled by another boat or cables. As pontoon
bridges, they are an inexpensive alternative to steel
bridges and can be removed to make
way for passing ships.
Being blessed with many beautiful and varied kinds of water
bodies, Brisbane has pontoons aplenty. They are not only used as access ways
and a means to ferry people, they can also be made part of
an interesting stay in Brisbane.
Visitors, fishing groups and locals celebrating special days
can enjoy relaxing in BBQ pontoons that can be booked with
resorts and transport companies in Brisbane.
These pontoons can seat from seven to a dozen people
depending on the size.
They are equipped with burners, sinks, tables, seats,
toilets and safety equipment.
In these pontoons they can enjoy traveling on Brisbane’s
waterways and discovering its many beautiful sights as
viewed from the water.
Visitors may also chance upon seeing a pontoon as they avail
of boat tours like that of
the Mirimar boat cruise which gives people a view of
historic buildings and Indooroopilly island’s bat colonies.
This cruise package departs daily from the Cultural Centre
Pontoon fronting Brisbane’s State library. Pontoon facilities can also be found in the suburbs and
parks of Bald Hills, Carina, Chelmer, Corinda, East
Brisbane, Graceville, Hamilton, Sir John Chandler, Jindalee,
Morningside, Newstead, Nudgee Beach, Oxley, Sherwood and
One may opt to just seek pontoons and enjoy them
as an attraction by themselves.