Book A Brisbane Riverview Hotel & Enjoy the Brisbane River to the Fullest

If you want to make the most out of your Brisbane holiday, it goes without saying that the Brisbane River should be a big factor in your itinerary. And the secret to experiencing the river to the maximum is to book a Brisbane riverview hotel.

Brisbane Riverview Hotel

Bridgewater Terraces, Brisbane Riverview Hotel

Hailed as the longest river in the southeastern part of Queensland, the river offers a long stretch of serene and picturesque views as well as abundant flora and fauna. Wounding across the city, it has become a central focal point for Brisbane and is now the site of plenty of exciting activities.

Aside from its much-appreciated natural beauty, the river has played a key role in the city’s navigation since the 1800s. Nowadays, through the CityCat ferry network, the river serves as a major transport avenue for getting around Brisbane, convenient for locals and tourists alike.

So if you’re a nature lover or just love being outdoors, then a Brisbane holiday wouldn’t be the same without looking at all the fantastic offerings from the Brisbane River, and these aren’t restricted to just activities. Speaking from personal experience, you can get so much peace and inspiration simply by basking in the relaxing views offered by your Brisbane riverview hotel.

In this article, I’ll highlight the riverside activities you should consider while you’re here and tell you why Bridgewater Terraces is the best riverview hotel in Brisbane.

The Best Ways to Complete Your Brisbane River Experience


A tempting experience for those who are after a peaceful time by the Brisbane River, fishing is very popular here, thanks to the thriving fishing spots along the river’s banks. Some of these are located right beside sprawling parklands that can also keep kids entertained, so it’s fun for the whole family!


Kangaroo Point Cliffs, which is in very close proximity to our Brisbane riverview hotel accommodation is located, serves as an excellent starting point for a kayaking adventure down the river. If the tide permits, you can kayak all the way to Mowbray Park, even going under the iconic Story Bridge. There are also night-time kayaking tours, which you can end perfectly with a laid-back barbecue night, Aussie-style!


It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time to kayak; kayaking tours, which your riverview hotel can easily hook you up with, includes full instructions, a safety briefing, and all the kayaking equipment you will need. It’s so easy to get the hang of, even kids 8 years of age can experience the Brisbane River this way!

River cruise

There are several river cruises that run regularly along the river, offering tour packages enough to keep you and your travel buddies pleasantly occupied for an entire day. Some of the cruises can even take you all the way to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary so you can also have another famous Australian experience – a koala encounter!

Here’s an insider tip, though. Compare different cruises before you settle on one; they have different starting points, so find one that takes off close to your Brisbane riverview hotel – Holman Street Ferry terminal is closest to Bridgewater Terraces. Additionally, some cruises offer free meals or a running commentary as you go along, which means you’ll also learn a lot of interesting information about one of Queensland’s most important waterways.

Paddle boarding

For a more exciting take of the Brisbane River, join a stand-up paddle boarding adventure where experienced instructors will teach and guide you throughout your unique tour of the river. Not only is this a unique experience that you’ll definitely remember for a long time after your trip, it is also a great way to explore the river at your own pace.

City-hopping on the CityHopper ferry

For the less adventurous ones, boarding a CityHopper ferry and admiring the river’s scenic route throughout the city is a great way to experience the river. The ferry, which costs completely nothing (great news for budget travellers, by the way!), runs every 30 minutes daily, and has several exciting stops, such as the Maritime Museum, South Bank, and Sydney Street. If you want a more relaxing pace, you can also try the CityFerry instead.

If you choose to stay with us at Bridgewater Terraces, you can catch the CityHopper 4 times daily from Holman Street Ferry terminal.

Holman St Ferry terminal

Holman St Ferry terminal

While these river activities are great, gazing out at the river from your Brisbane riverview hotel or apartment window first thing in the morning or last thing at night, taking in its breathtaking views as you begin your day or before you sleep, is hands down the best and the simplest way to experience the river to the full. Nothing could be a more relaxing and rejuvenating sight, so this is something you should definitely take advantage of.

Thankfully, that’s quite easy to do at Bridgewater Terraces. Located on the river, our 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartments offer fantastic river views. And while other hotels may charge you for it, we’ll let you enjoy it for as low as $145 each night.


The Brisbane River should be an important part of your Brisbane holiday, and rightly so. In fact, the river has been woven into the fabric of Brisbane’s history and culture since time immemorial, so your trip will not be enough without experiencing it to the full.

So if you want to maximise your riverside experience, make sure to book riverview accommodation in Brisbane. If that’s exactly what you’re looking for, then our Kangaroo Point apartments will be perfect for you, so feel free to book with us today.

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About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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