Cruise Into the City’s Buzziest Spot With the New CityCat Service at Howard Smith Wharves

Getting to Brisbane CBD just got even more accessible with the launch of a new dedicated CityCat service at the Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal starting yesterday, May 27. 

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Travelling to the bars, restaurants, event spaces and the city centre underneath the iconic Story Bridge is now a breeze, with CityCat services running from early morning until late night, seven days a week.

The first CityCat will pull up at 6:10 a.m. daily, with the last services departing around 11:30 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends.

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Although Howard Smith Wharves has been serviced by the CityHopper and Cross River Ferry since its public ferry terminal opened in late 2021, this seamless CityCat integration is a game-changer for accessing both the precinct and the city centre. 

An estimated 45,000 people per year have already been accessing the wharves by river transport. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner hailed the new stop as a no-brainer for such a beloved riverside hotspot. 

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“Howard Smith Wharves is not only one of Brisbane’s most beloved entertainment areas, but directly linked to the iconic Fortitude Valley precinct, so a permanent CityCat stop at the wharves makes perfect sense,” said Cr Schrinner.

Luke Fraser, CEO of Howard Smith Wharves, expressed immense enthusiasm about the new CityCat stop, stating it was a thrilling development that is sure to delight both visitors and locals in Brisbane. 

“The river really is one of Brisbane’s superpowers, so showcasing one of our city’s most amazing assets to even more CityCat users is a great idea, and we congratulate the Council on this commitment,” said Mr Fraser.

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“At Howard Smith Wharves, we’re passionate about the environment, and as the new CityCat service will reduce cars on the road, this is going to have a positive impact on our planet and our city.

With stunning river vistas, dining overseen by top chefs, buzzy bars and a constant calendar of events, getting to Howard Smith Wharves just got exponentially easier. Visit Translink’s website for more details about the CityCat service at Howard Smith Wharves ferry terminal.

Published 28-May-2024