Brisbane City Council is committed to improving access to the Brisbane River for residents and visitors. Council has successfully completed river and recreation hubs at City Botanic Gardens in Brisbane City, Dutton Park, Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton, Murarrie, Newcomb Park at Riverhills, Northshore Hamilton and West End. A booking system is in place for commercial operators using the City Botanic Gardens and New Farm River Hubs.

Latest projects

City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk & River Hub

The riverwalk includes a two-way, separated cyclist and pedestrian pathway. The river hub provides new multi-purpose river-based infrastructure to accommodate a range of vessels.

Murarrie Recreation Hub

The Murarrie Recreation Hub is now open for public use and accommodates a range of vessels and uses. 

New Farm Park River Hub

With the opening of this river hub, residents, tourists and businesses will benefit from increased access to New Farm Park whether it be via a tour operator, water taxi, private boat or morning kayak.

Kingsford Smith Drive Recreation Hub

This hub is now open for public use and provides an additional river access point for this popular recreational area and a new way for tourists and residents to access the area and local businesses.

River Access Network map

Read the alternative text for the River Access Network map

The image shows an artist impression of the Brisbane River, extending from Murarrie at the top of the page to Bellbowrie at the bottom.  The image is labelled ‘Hub Network’ and shows the eight river hub locations along this stretch of the Brisbane River as part of the River Access Network.

Each of the eight river hub locations includes small circular icons to indicate the facilities provided at each hub. From east to west, the river hubs include:

  • Murarrie Recreation Hub – passive craft short-term use and recreational craft short-term use
  • Northshore Hamilton Recreation Hub – passive craft short-term use and recreational craft short-term use
  • Kingsford Smith Drive Recreation Hub - passive craft short-term use and recreation craft short-term use
  • New Farm Park River Hub – tour boat pick-up and drop-off, water taxi pick-up and drop-off, passive craft short-term use, recreational craft short-term use
  • City Botanic Gardens River Hub - tour boat pick-up and drop-off, water taxi pick-up and drop-off, passive craft short-term use, recreational craft short-term use
  • West End Recreation Hub - passive craft and recreational craft short-term use
  • Dutton Park Recreation Hub - passive craft  and recreational craft short-term use
  • Riverhills Recreation Hub - passive craft and recreational craft short-term use.

Other suburbs shown on the image include; Bulimba, Woolloongabba, St Lucia, Toowong, Westlake and Bellbowrie.

More information

To find out more about the River Access Network, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    River Access Network
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:20 October 2020