Brisbane Riverfire

Last night we went to the Brisbane Riverfire - the opening night of the 10-day Brisbane Riverfestival. The Riverfire is a spectacular fireworks display along the river from Story Bridge to Victoria Bridge, and includes a 'dump and burn' by RAAF F-111 fighter jets.

Because we new that it would be packed all along the riverfront with people trying to get the best vantage point, I booked us on a dinner cruise on a Kookaburra River Queen paddlewheeler.

Thousands of people lined the river banks waiting for the fireworks display to begin...


We boarded one of the two River Queens and sipped the complimentary champagne (coke for Lauren)....


When it started, the fireworks display was really spectacular...


In the next photo you can see the afterburner of the F-111 to the right of the fireworks...


The only let down of the night was the cruise, as for some reason we never left the side. The other boat did but ours didn't, and I'm still not sure why. The ticket office is close to my work so I'll be having words with them when I go in tomorrow!

See more of our Riverfire photo's on flickr