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Friday Night Paddle & Prawn

Discover Brisbane’s glittering nightlife for a 90 minute illuminated kayak experience. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge, which boast hundreds of multicolored lights. When you return to shore, you’ll be met with buckets of fresh ocean king prawns, bread rolls and an assortment of beer, wine and chilled drinks, served under one of our Riverside Marquees.

Riverlife’s kayaking adventures are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing and all equipment. Participants must be at least 12 years of age for night kayaking. PFD’s provided. Bookings essential.

Item Time & Date Price/Person
Paddle & Prawn Friday Night
(7-10pm)
$85

What you need to bring / wear

  • Clothes that will get wet (board shorts / ¾ pants and T-shirt)
  • Spare change of clothes
  • No shoes required – we kayak barefoot
  • Towel (also available for hire $2.00)
  • Water bottle (drinks are available for purchase)
  • Complimentary showers for your use
  • Lockers for hire $3.00
Saturday Night Paddle & BBQ

Discover Brisbane’s glittering nightlife for a 90 minute illuminated kayak experience. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge, which boast hundreds of multicolored lights. When you return to shore enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ and drinks on the banks of the Brisbane River.

Menu

  • Angus beef burgers, Chicken skewers & Gourmet pork sausages
  • Crisp garden salad & Creamy potato salad
  • Fresh bread rolls, condiments & sauces
  • Queensland lamingtons
  • An assortment of beer, wine and chilled drinks
  • All served under one of our Riverside Marquees.

Riverlife’s kayaking adventures are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing and all equipment. Participants must be at least 12 years of age for night kayaking. PDFs provided. Bookings essential.

Item Time & Date Price/Person
Paddle & BBQ Saturday Night
(7-10pm)
$85

What you need to bring / wear

  • Clothes that will get wet (board shorts / ¾ pants and T-shirt)
  • Spare change of clothes
  • No shoes required – we kayak barefoot
  • Towel (also available for hire $2.00)
  • Water bottle (drinks are available for purchase)
  • Complimentary showers for your use
  • Lockers for hire $3.00
Discover Mirrabooka

Riverlife Mirabooka offers you an exclusive and intimate Indigenous cultural experience with Brisbane Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the Yuggera tribe and participate in traditional songs and dances with Didgeridoo performances. Located in the evocative Kangaroo Point Bushland, you will feel the wonder and excitement of Australia magical Indigenous culture as you hear the ancient stories, music and customs of the Yuggera tribe.

  • Please Note: Our Aboriginal experiences are subject to minimum numbers.
  • Booking essential – Please call us for all enquiries.
  • Packages for off-site performances are also available.
Item Time & Date Price/Person
Day: Adult Thursday (12-1pm)* $55.00
Day: Students Thursday (12-1pm)* $35.00
Evening: Adults Saturday (7-8:30pm)* $95.00
  • Clarissa-Jade

    Great venue. We planned our end of year event at Riverlife last December and it was fantastic! Staff were great, the owners were so lovely, everything was perfect. I wouldn’t hesitate to go there again for any type of event.

    Clarissa Jade
  • Jasmine-and-Pauline

    We just had a wedding/50th birthday party recently at Riverlife in the “City lights Marquee “. Excellent staff and atmosphere was just perfect and beautiful city colourful lights view! All of my guests enjoyed and they are still talking about it! It was a Fantastic party THANK YOU!!

    Jasmine and Pauline
  • Holly-and-Ben

    “The team at Riverlife were great to work with and extremely helpful in assisting us to plan our Wedding. We were so pleased that we found a venue where we could have both the Ceremony and Reception in a beautiful natural setting in the heart of Brisbane. We couldn’t think of a more perfect place in Brisbane for our wedding and would highly recommend Riverlife to anyone looking for a wedding or function venue to wow their guests.”

    Ben and Holly Stokes
  • Amy-and-Brad

    Our wedding at Riverlife was the happiest and most enjoyable day of our lives. Even despite the rainy weather, Riverlife were able to provide us with our beautiful dream outdoor wedding. From the moment we booked our special day a year in advance until the end of the wedding reception, Riverlife catered to our every need and request to ensure that we had the most perfect day. The venue, the people, the food, and everything in between were just amazing and we couldn’t have been more grateful or pleased.

    Amy & Brad
  • Kathleen-and-Stephen

    I wanted to take this moment to thank you for what was, one of the best nights of our lives! My guests have commented so highly on the quality of food, and everyone went home with full bellies – this is just what I was looking for in a cocktail party. Thank you to your team who I know work tirelessly in the hours leading up to our special event. I hope we all get the opportunity to work together again, and I cannot stop telling people about how amazing the night was. Thank you again for not only making the memory for Stephen and I, but also for sharing in the night that we will forever remember as one of the best.

    Kathleen and Stephen

Say G’day

Custom Service Team

+ 61 7 3891 5766
+ 61 7 3891 5788

Function Enquires

+ 61 7 3891 5766
+ 61 7 3891 5788
 

Custom Service Team

Function Enquires

+ 61 7 3891 5766 + 61 7 3891 5766
+ 61 7 3891 5788 + 61 7 3891 5788

Getting here Walk Taxi Bus Ferry Drive

Walk from the CBD over the Goodwill Bridge, turn left and follow the river to Riverlife.
Catch a taxi to Thornton Street, walk down to the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal, turn left and follow the Riverlife signs. Riverlife is 300m from the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal. Taxis can also drop-off or pick-up via Ellis, Dock Street or River Terrace.
Take any Brisbane City Council bus to the South Bank Busway Station. Riverlife is a 2km walk along the river from the bus station in the direction of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
Catch the ferry towards South Bank from Eagle Street Pier. Turn right when you get off the ferry and follow the Riverlife signs. Riverlife is 300m from the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal.
Note: there is no on-site parking at Riverlife.

River Terrace
Park at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs next to ‘The Cliffs Cafe’, walk down the cliff stairs, turn right and walk 150m to Riverlife.

Via Ellis Street
Continue driving down towards the river and turn right under the Pacific Motorway (Captain Cook Bridge), park or drop off, in the free public car park at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Then walk, following the Riverlife signs along the river and cycle path, a distance of 800m.

Via Dock Street
Continue to drive under the Pacific Motorway (Captain Cook Bridge), park or drop off, in the free public car park at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Then walk, following the Riverlife signs along the river and cycle path, a distance of 800m.

Hamilton Street (Off Bright Street)
Take a short 300m walk along the river and cycle path towards the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
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Getting here Walk Taxi Bus Ferry Drive

Walk from the CBD over the Goodwill Bridge, turn left and follow the river to Riverlife.
Catch a taxi to Thornton Street, walk down to the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal, turn left and follow the Riverlife signs. Riverlife is 300m from the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal. Taxis can also drop-off or pick-up via Ellis, Dock Street or River Terrace.
Take any Brisbane City Council bus to the South Bank Busway Station. Riverlife is a 2km walk along the river from the bus station in the direction of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
Catch the ferry towards South Bank from Eagle Street Pier. Turn right when you get off the ferry and follow the Riverlife signs. Riverlife is 300m from the Thornton Street Ferry Terminal.
Note: there is no on-site parking at Riverlife.

River Terrace
Park at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs next to ‘The Cliffs Cafe’, walk down the cliff stairs, turn right and walk 150m to Riverlife.

Via Ellis Street
Continue driving down towards the river and turn right under the Pacific Motorway (Captain Cook Bridge), park or drop off, in the free public car park at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Then walk, following the Riverlife signs along the river and cycle path, a distance of 800m.

Via Dock Street
Continue to drive under the Pacific Motorway (Captain Cook Bridge), park or drop off, in the free public car park at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Then walk, following the Riverlife signs along the river and cycle path, a distance of 800m.

Hamilton Street (Off Bright Street)
Take a short 300m walk along the river and cycle path towards the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.