Portside Wharf facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrisbane Cruise Terminal
at Portside Wharf
|Location||Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Type of harbor||Natural/Artificial|
|Size||270 m (890 ft)|
Port Side Wharf Cruise Terminal
The Wharf is Brisbane's commercial international cruise terminal. It is also an upscale residential and retail precinct including restaurants, shops, a large fish shop/cafe, a supermarket, Dendy cinema complex and a public plaza. The precinct is commonly filled with tourists who arrive by ship, in addition to locals who often arrive by CityCat.
Brisbane Cruise Terminal
The Brisbane Cruise Terminal was opened on 29 August 2006. The $750 million development was completed by Multiplex. It is located on the north side of the Brisbane River upstream from the Gateway Bridge. The cruise ship terminal is capable of accommodating ships up to 270 metres in length. Ocean liners, super yachts and expedition ships dock at its international wharf on average once a week.
Due to Gateway Bridge height restrictions several larger ocean liners which are unable to pass under the bridge dock north of the bridge at Pinkenba Wharf or at the Multi-user Terminal at the Grain Berth, located at Fisherman Islands.
The Wharf was the Brisbane home for the P&O liner the Pacific Sun which was sold and scrapped in 2017. As of March 2010, the Brisbane Cruise Terminal catered for the Pacific Dawn which had the left the P&O fleet by 2020. The wharf had acted as an additional hub for the cruise ship. In its first year of operation, the cruise terminal hosted 55 ships, making Brisbane the second largest cruise port in Australia.
A draft plan to develop a new terminal at the Myrtletown Precinct has been approved by the Brisbane City Council in March 2013. The new terminal will be able to handle mega ships the size of the 345 metre-long RMS Queen Mary 2.
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