Cruise in the classic ‘Lady Brisbane’ from Brisbane (Hamilton) to the Gold Coast (Southport), returning by coach
Cost Includes morning and afternoon teas and BBQ lunch.
Members: $ 100
Departing at 9.00 am from the Commercial Pontoon, 449 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton * (150m up-river from Brett’s Wharf City Cat Terminal) on a 6 hour sheltered water excursion, explore the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, turn right and meander past and around the array of islands- large and small- which populate the sheltered waterways of southern Moreton Bay, to Southport. Supported by a comprehensive on-board commentary, and tides and wind permitting- sneaking into spots boaties like to keep secret- experience something of a marine geography which is right on our doorstep.
Disembark at Southport, and return to Hamilton by coach by around 4.30pm (traffic permitting)
The Lady Brisbane is a relatively large (two (2) level) vessel with seating, covered areas and restrooms. As all sailing is in sheltered waters, sailing is (generally) smooth. The vessel docks at fixed jetties. Embarking / disembarking requires modest agility, however accessing the upper deck (steep steps) requires a higher level of mobility.
The RGSQ participants group will share the Lady Brisbane (and the return coach) with other patrons.
Please register your participation on-line. Subject to availability, registrations will be accepted up to 29th September 2023.
Minimum number of participants: 15; Maximum 35.
*Ample on-street parking is available in the vicinity of the departure / return point at Hamilton.
There is a regular ferry service from the Apollo Street (Bulimba) City Cat Terminal to the (directly across the river) Brett’s Wharf Terminal, and street parking available near the Apollo Street Terminal.
Photo credit: Brisbane Cruises
Coordinator: Roger Grimley