Where to watch Brisbane Riverfire - Visit Brisbane

Find out where to watch this year's Brisbane Riverfire

It’s the finale of Brisbane Festival and boy, does Brisbane put on a show for Riverfire! 

The hardest part is finding where to watch, so we’ve done the legwork for you. Here’s our top picks for the best seats in the house come 29 September. 

Don't miss out on being part of Brisbane's most exciting night of the year!

Sunsuper Riverfire Vantage Points



Pack a picnic and blanket and watch from Wilson’s Lookout, City Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Bartley’s Lookout or Captain Bourke Park.

The South Bank Parklands come alive with crowds of people vying for a coveted spot along the Clem Jones Promenade, River Quay and Cultural Forecourt. Dine at one of the many restaurants or pack your own picnic.

Perfectly positioned to capture the moment and soak up the atmosphere is the City Riverwalk, which boasts front row seats to the Story Bridge.


Choose from one of Brisbane City’s many riverside restaurants and bars on Eagle Street Pier and the Riverside Centre or head to Riverlife at Kangaroo Point for a special evening of delicious food and drinks with some of the best views of the fireworks spectacle.

For a night to remember, join one of the many companies who operate river cruises. Get in early as places are snapped up quick with revellers who are after the full Riverfire experience. Take a look at the different packages with Kookaburra Showboat Cruises, Adventure Moreton Island on the Micat, Brisbane River and Moreton Bay Cruises or Mirimar Cruises.


Gather family and friends and beat the crowds by checking out some of the best-kept-secret locations in the suburbs for enjoying the Riverfire festivities. 


  • St Bridgid’s Church, Red Hill;
  • Collins Rd, Ferny Hills;
  • Stuartholme Rd, Bardon;
  • Plucks Rd, Arana Hills;
  • Camelia Ave, Everton Hills;
  • Bilsen Rd, Wavell Heights;
  • Eildon Hill Reservoir, Windsor
  • Mt Coot-tha Lookout; and
  • Zeehan St and Rode Rd, Wavell Heights


  • Forbes St, Hawthorne;
  • Old Cleveland Rd, Coorparoo;
  • Camp Hill Bowls Club car park, Ferguson Rd;
  • Mt Gravatt Lookout;
  • Holy Trinity Church, Woolloongabba;
  • Cnr Dornoch Tce and Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill; and
  • Gateway Bridge

Important to note:

  • South Bank is an alcohol-free area
  • To ensure public safety at the event, security will be conducting bag checks upon entry to the Parklands. Bag checks will begin at 9am.
  • Pets, bikes, scooters, drink bottles with broken seals (including bottles of water or soft drink), metal cutlery, glass and alcohol are not permitted and will be confiscated by security staff upon entry. If you are unsure whether to bring something, please contact [email protected].
  • The event does attract crowds, so arrive early to secure a good vantage point.
  • For people who have limited mobility, access is available at South Bank, Eagle Street Pier, Riverside Centre and Captain Burke Park.

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