The night skies of Brisbane will again be ablaze with spectacular colour and light this September when the city hosts the 2017 Sunsuper Riverfire. Come and see why Riverfire has become one of the signature highlights of Brisbane's events calendar with a free night of unforgettable fireworks and activities for the whole family. The beautiful display is all set to music. As well as fireworks, visitors can marvel at the aeronautic displays (of military planes and helicopters) from the Australian Defence Force. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Riverfire so there is even more to celebrate.
Riverfire coincides with the Brisbane Festival ľan annual arts and cultural event. The event often means that there are road, bridge and river closures affecting Brisbane City, South Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley areas so be sure to check with the Council for any changes to normal traffic conditions.
Where's my suggestion for a great vantage point to watch the fireworks? Hundreds of thousands of people pack into vantage points around Brisbane, primarily in locations along the Brisbane River such as South Bank, Victoria Bridge, and Kangaroo Point for the event. Whether it's on the river from a cruise boat or high up in an apartment building there are lots of options for a great view.
Stop off at the cafes in New Farm before claiming your spot
While these sites are all popular why not take a blanket, a picnic and some folding chairs to Wilson's Lookout in New Farm. With river frontage and stunning city views overlooking the Story Bridge, Wilson's Lookout is a small park which is a hidden gem. Be sure to put Riverfire in your diary and join Brisvegas have a cracker of a night.
Grassy lawns and river views make for a stunning vantage point