About River Access Network

The River Access Network builds on Council’s River's Edge Strategy 2013 and links to Brisbane's River Art Framework which presents a vision for a world-class collection of public art along the River's edge.

Key opportunities in the River Access Network include:

  • tour boats – expanded opportunities for pick-up and drop-off of tour boat passengers at key riverside destinations
  • water taxis – as a new transport alternative for Brisbane, on-demand water taxis are suitable for small group travel for recreation or business to link high-density residential areas with key destinations
  • kayaks, canoes and paddleboards – an expanded network of access points for these craft at regular intervals along the river
  • yachts, small boats and jet skis – new opportunities for short-term use for recreational craft at key destinations.

Download the River Access Network documents in your preferred format:

River and recreation hubs

River and recreation hubs will provide new multipurpose river-based infrastructure to accommodate a range of vessels and uses including:

  • new access opportunities for tour boat operators as a pick-up and drop‑off point for passengers
  • supporting on demand pick-up and drop-off for water taxis
  • short-term use for non-motorised watercraft such as kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards
  • short-term use for recreational vessels in the city reaches of the Brisbane River.

River and recreation hubs are located at:

Docking at river hubs

The New Farm Park River Hub and City Botanic Gardens River Hub are available for docking. To make a booking for a thirty minute mooring for commercial vessels or tour boat operators, complete and submit the River Hub - Docking request application.

Fly-through video

Watch the fly-through video to find out more about the New Farm Park and City Botanic Gardens River Hubs. You can also watch the video on Council's YouTube channel

Last updated: 8 March 2020