City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk and River Hub

The City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk extends from the City Reach Boardwalk, at the corner of Alice Street and Edward Street, to Bunya Walk in the City Botanic Gardens. It includes:

  • a two-way, separated cyclist and pedestrian pathway, approximately six metres wide
  • a viewing platform and river hub connection
  • footpath connection
  • lighting, wayfinding signage, and a permanent counter
  • footpath access along the river’s edge.

The City Botanic Gardens River Hub (part of Brisbane City Council's River Access Network) provides multi-purpose river-based infrastructure to accommodate a range of vessels and uses including:

  • access opportunities for tour boat operators as a pick-up and drop‑off point for passengers
  • on-demand pick-up and drop-off for future 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.

Using the river hub

Users of the inner fingers of the pontoon are permitted to stay for a period of up to two hours. Bookings are not required.

The inner pontoons are intended for passive and recreational craft of up to 25 tonnes.

The outer face of the outer pontoon is intended for use by commercial and tour boat vessels of up to 200 tonnes. If pre-booked, tour boat operators can stay for a period of up to 30 minutes for pick-up and drop-off of passengers. To make a booking, complete the online booking form.

No overnight mooring is permitted at the hub. For more information about facilities for overnight mooring, read our boat moorings page.

Fishing is currently allowed on the river hub, however, boating activities take priority. No cast nets or crab potting activities are permitted to ensure the safety of all users.

Users of the river hub should follow signage at the pontoon.


Council has erected signage onsite to ensure users are able to familiarise themselves with safe on-water conduct before using the facility.

Council encourages all users to familiarise themselves with the Brisbane River Code of Conduct for information on how to safely use the river. This guide can be downloaded from the Queensland Government Maritime Safety Queensland website.

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