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We took the City Catamaran Ferry from Southbank Parklands down the river towards the mouth of the river. It is always a great way to see our city.  Being out on this river feels like being in Fairyland, it is so enchanting.  As day turned in to evening, it was magic riding down the Brisbane River watching the city lights and bridge lights come on and the changes in the vistas.

There are many interesting stops along the way where you can get off.  We finally chose Bulimba to disembark where we stayed for dinner at a great Italian restaurant which is situated right at the pier on the river. Yes, we all enjoyed a glass of Italiano Vino with our dinner.

Riding back up the river towards the city centre was just so good as it was now dark and the Christmas lights were twinkling from both sides of the river.


Brisbane’s iconic landmark the Story Bridge was illuminated with beautiful Christmas coloured lights which changed slowly.  Brisbane’s Story Bridge is lovely at any time of the year but especially so at Christmas.


Riding on a catamaran down the Brisbane River has now become one of my favourite fun things to do at Christmas time.  It was a very warm night so standing out on the front deck of the river cat in the cool breeze was such a pleasure. I am sure that no matter what your age is, you would enjoy it.

We arrived back in to the city centre and disembarked at North Quay. We walked the short distance through Queen Street Mall passing the beautiful Christmas-scene shop windows  to City Hall in King George Square.

The Christmas lights and show at City Hall were spectacular and would suit all ages. The show runs every 15 minutes from 7.30pm till Midnight. Such an amazing night out as it is so easy to get caught up in the excitement and happiness.



                I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Christmas and a safe and healthy 2018.      May your year be full of surprises and  all your wishes come true. 

Thank you all for your support this past year. 

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