The Best Riverfire Vantage Points Away From The Crowds for 2018 Riverfire

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With Riverfire 2018 promising to be more explosive than ever this year, it’s best to claim your Riverfire vantage spot early. There are a number of prime locations for viewing the Brisbane Festival fireworks display, but if you wait until the last minute to stake your claim you’ll be sharing it with a crowd.

You can join the masses at the free Riverfire viewing venues, or you can escape the chaotic CBD scene and enjoy the evening with a reserved viewing spot along the Brisbane River and Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Riverfire at Riverlife starts its celebrations at 4 PM and continue on until late. Your ticket to Riverfire at Riverlife gets you a meal with dessert, three drink tickets, live entertainment, and one of the best spots in Brisbane for Riverfire.

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Storms on the night of Riverfire are predicted, but the fireworks show will go on! Riverfire at Riverlife provides attendees with covered marquees that look out on the river and city landscape. This Riverfire vantage point will keep you protected from the weather and still in a great spot to view the fireworks display and the ADF flypasts, Roulettes aerobatic displays, and entertainment. The Roulettes aerobatic displays will start at 44:15 PMand the ADF flypasts will follow at 5:30 PM, with the fireworks display commencing at 7:05 PM.

Riverfire Vantage Points

  • Victoria Bridge
  • South Bank
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs
  • Captain Burke Park
  • Wilson’s Lookout
  • City Riverwalk, including Riverside Centre and Eagle Street Pier
  • For people who have limited mobility, access is available at South Bank, Eagle Street Pier, Riverside Centre, and Captain Burke Park

Secret Riverfire Vantage Points

  • Collins Road, Ferny Hills
  • Corner of Dornoch Terrace and Hampstead Road, Highgate Hill Park
  • Stuartholme Road, Bardon
  • Camelia Avenue, Everton Hills
  • Bartley’s Lookout, Ascot
  • Forbes Street, Hawthorne
  • Camp Hill Bowls Club on Ferguson Road
  • Trammies Corner, Paddington
  • Rode Road, Wavell Heights
  • Plucks Road, Arana Hills
  • Caratel Street, Stafford Heights

Road closures during Riverfire will be happening all over Brisbane. You don’t want to end up on the wrong side of Story Bridge during Riverfire. Get to your vantage spot early to avoid the road closures and detours. Closures on Story Bridge from 6:30 PM. Get more information on closures from Brisbane Festival.