Gardens Point Boat Harbour

The Gardens Point Boat Harbour is located adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens in the CBD. 

With construction activities for the nearby Kangaroo Point Green Bridge expected to commence from late 2021, all existing users of the moorings are required to vacate by 31 March 2022, to minimise private vessel movements in close proximity to construction activities.

In addition, the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will have a navigational clearance height of 12.7 metres, which is the same as the Captain Cook Bridge. This bridge height is required to provide an accessible gradient that meets the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and removes the need for excessive ramping at each landing point.

Harbour facilities

Access to the harbour facilities will remain available to existing mooring users until 31 March 2022.

Harbour facilities include:

  • moorings of various sizes
  • oars locker*
  • toilet/shower facilities*
  • laundry*.

*These facilities are accessible using a security key.

Please note - these facilities have no disability access and are not equipped with water or power connections. Shore access is only via the boat owner’s tender. 

Mooring applications

Council is no longer issuing mooring consents to new vessels not currently moored at the Gardens Point Boat Harbour, including for overnight or short-term visits.

Council will continue to grant existing mooring users renewed mooring consents (as required), subject to users and vessels meeting the conditions of the consent, noting all users will need to vacate the moorings by 31 March 2022 at the latest.

Tidal flows

The Brisbane River has an ocean tidal flow of (normally) up to 2 metres every 11.5 hours. The Brisbane River can have a current flow of up to 4 knots.

Please note that mooring fore and aft can be challenging in anything but a slack tide.

More information

For more information about Council’s boat mooring facilities, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated: 29 June 2021
Topics: boating