|Brisbane Cruise Terminal
at Portside Wharf
|Location||Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Operated by||Brookfield Multiplex|
|Owned by||Brookfield Multiplex|
|Type of harbor||Natural/Artificial|
|Size||270 m (890 ft)|
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 is the Brisbane home for the P&O liner the Pacific Sun. As of March 2010, the Brisbane Cruise Terminal caters for the Pacific Dawn, and acts 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.
The Pacific Sun and the HM Bark Endeavour replica in port
- "'Mega cruise ship' terminal for Brisbane". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. February 27, 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- "Brisbane Cruise Terminal". Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
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