Brisbane Riverside Precincts

Riverside Precincts

Take a stroll through some of Brisbane’s newest lifestyle precincts located along the magnificent Brisbane River and buzzing with fresh experiences. Our Greeters can take you there! 

Experiences may include:

Ferry stop at Bulimba


There’s something rather special about the cosy Bulimba pavilion, first sighted as you arrive by ferry. It’s been there to support the operating ferry services for over 100 years and is heritage-listed. From there it is only a short stroll to Oxford St – the heart of Bulimba. It’s a vibrant, distinctive street lined with cafes, dining, shopping, bookstores and a charming cinema from yesteryear.

Greet highlights: The Bulimba Heritage Trail focuses on a select group of sites along Oxford St that help tell the history of Bulimba. 

Couple walk through Portside Wharf


Those lucky enough to live at luxurious Portside feel as though they are on a permanent holiday. The mood is known to lift even more so when the cruise ship passengers descend or board here.

It can be a place of high celebration. Home to the city’s international cruise ship terminal, Portside Wharf offers a number of delights that are most pleasing to the palate. There are sweeping views of the expansive Brisbane River, and deep blazing sunsets over the city and mountains in the distance. 

Greet highlights: Bird and boat watching. If you’re lucky, a pelican may land right beside you as you’re walking along the riverside esplanade.

River beach at Northshore Hamilton

Northshore Hamilton

Meander down the river to the furthest and newest precinct located riverside. You’ll know you’re almost there as you pass by the enormous cruise ships at Portside and spot unexpected sculptures boldly smiling at you from a tiny sandy beach.

Enjoy a coffee and absorb the collection of public art located along the pathways and throughout the native bush gardens. It’s a little piece of lifestyle paradise that many locals are keen to build their new home around in future.

Greet highlights: Getting some sand between your toes so close to the city – you may also wave at a mighty cruise ship as it sails silently towards the open sea.

Flowers in bloom

Ascot and Hamilton

The hilltops in these areas provide magnificent views of the river and the city skyline. Some of the finest heritage mansions exist here, with many prominent locals choosing to reside here over the years including State Premiers. Descend to Racecourse Road, a poinciana-lined spectacular pathway dotted with cafes, delis and boutiques. On race days it becomes a promenade for racegoers as they stroll towards Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Greet highlights: From great heights, drink in the loveliest views of the river snaking its way to the city past many of the fabulous riverside precincts.

Down by the river in Newstead Park


Two of the Brisbane’s most historic buildings are located here – the Breakfast Creek Hotel, arguably the most famous watering hole in Queensland; and Newstead House, Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence. There are gorgeous views on offer at this expansive reach of the river, there are many yachts moored close by and terrific views abound to Hamilton Hill.

Greet highlights: Breakfast Creek Hotel, Newstead House, riverside parklands and walkways.

Woolstores at Teneriffe


Now a thriving village packed with wine bars, cafes, antiques, gallery spaces and organic produce Teneriffe was once a hive of industrial activity and the home of the Queensland Woolstores. The woolstores have been transformed and are now one of the most sought-after apartment addresses in the city. Teneriffe also played an important part in World War II as a base for American submarines.

Greet highlights: Gloria (Ewe) Sculpture and Wool Press, Woolstore Heritage Buildings, Submariners Heritage Trail.

Couple walk through New Farm Park

New Farm

There is a strong line of literary heritage connected to past residents, visitors and settings throughout New Farm. Now one of the city’s most celebrated cosmopolitan precincts, New Farm also boasts the Brisbane Powerhouse – the former electric tramway power station that has now been turned into a premier arts space.

Greet highlights: Powerhouse, New Farm Park, cafes.

Looking towards the city skyline from Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point is one of the earliest suburbs settled in Brisbane and subsequently rich in history and character.

A number of iconic landmarks and sites can be experienced when exploring this area on foot. Get up close and personal with the Story Bridge, Yungaba Immigration Centre, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge Hotel, Riverlife (heritage-listed naval stores) – stroll the boardwalk and absorb the information along the signed trail.

Greet highlights: Story Bridge Hotel, boardwalk, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point Park.