THE Brisbane Boat Show will this year return to its home at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Scheduled for August 19 to 21, the three-day event will be packed with the delights of recreational boating.
The Brisbane Boat Show has a long history of serving Australia’s largest boating population. With boating part of the Queensland DNA, the Brisbane Boat Show warrants being the premier boating event for the region.
With Queensland the state where recreational boating is a major part of the lifestyle, you can understand the importance of the Brisbane Boat Show for so many people. This show is steeped in tradition that goes back more than 55 years. While fishing plays a big part of the event, other boating tastes are also catered for.
Water ski and wake boats, personal watercraft, family cruisers, canoes, kayaks and more will be plentiful. This is an event not to be missed. With more than 90 percent of all registered vessels being trailer boats owned by everyday mums and dads, this event is sure to deliver the best of the boating lifestyle enjoyed by the majority of the boating public.
Surrounded by Australia’s boat manufacturing hubs, the show will guarantee visitors will be in for a treat with new products, boating concepts and ideas released to market.
While the boats remain the show’s heroes, also expect to be able to get all your gear for your boating and fishing needs. This year the show will feature an active entertainment stage with presentations that will educate and entertain visitors.
Also on site will be a Boating Safety Education Centre. Here boat show visitors can get up to speed with all the boating information they need to keep themselves, their family and friends safe on the water. The show will open at 10am each morning and close at 8pm each night, with the exception of Sunday when it will close at 6pm.
Getting to the show
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is an easy 10-minute walk from the CBD and has direct access to an efficient transport network. For information about public transport, visit translink.com.au or call 13 12 30.
South Brisbane railway station is adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey St. The city to airport Airtrain operates from South Brisbane.
South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: the Cultural Centre station on Melbourne St and the South Bank Busway station on the corner of Colchester St and Tribune St, South Bank.
CityCats present a popular and speedy way to travel the Brisbane River. CityCats operate every day and stop at the South Bank river terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank terminals 1 and 2.
An undercover carpark accommodates 1500 vehicles with three additional carparks. Carparks 2 and 3 are best for Exhibition Hall access.
Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre on Merivale St and at Mantra South Bank on Grey St. A taxi drop-off is located at the Convention Centre’s Grey St entrance.
Brisbane’s major boat show, exclusively about boating, is designed and brought to you by the Boating Industry Association. It’s one not to miss.
Entry prices are $15 for adults, $5 for children (under five free), $35 for a family of two adults and three children, $12 for seniors and pensioners and all tickets are $5 after 5pm. Visitors are invited to visit the show website www.brisbaneboatshow.com.au where you can find more show, transport and parking information.