Brisbane River Ferries
I like boats that go fast. High-speed cats are designed to do this. From docking, leaving the quay and powering up the cats to top speed takes seconds.
These cool cats deliver a great bodily sensation of proprioception. You sense and feel if you are gliding and skimming on the surface of the water at thirty knots. It’s something I have not experienced since my horrific windsurfing accident in this summer’s high winds.
It’s great to experience the warm wind blowing into your face as you race across the surface of the river. The Brisbane city skyline is imposing. This is much better that the usual commuting by car, train or tram. Queenslanders are spoilt with services like this.
There is ample room on the bow and stern for passengers open air viewing. It’s all included in Brisbane Council’s very reasonable passenger fares. Rip off tourist spots will charge you seventy dollars in resorts.
If you are looking for value for money, jump aboard the Brisbane River ferries now. Why pay to go to Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach or Disney World when you can get thrills for next to nothing?
The river journey was taken from Brett’s Wharf to the Brisbane’s South Park to visit the awesome RiverFire display:
What was also incredible about this journey was access to the Brisbane Arts Festival and free access to Contemporary Art Gallery.
Check out Brisbane in spring.