Plan your visit

Visiting HSW? Whether you’re wanting to find a place to eat & drink, experience upcoming events, plan a vacation or a private event – you’ve come to the right place!

Getting Here

Howard Smith Wharves is located at 5 Boundary Street Brisbane, under the iconic Story Bridge. The precinct lines 500m of the waters edge under the beautiful cliffs of Bowen Terrace. 

Take the lifts down from the top of the cliffs directly into the precinct with lift access located opposite Malt Street and Bowen Street on Bowen Terrace to allow easy access. There’s plenty more options to get to HSW – pick what’s best for you and enjoy your visit!

Travelling by foot

The west footpath joins Howard Smith Wharves from the City Reach Boardwalk near Queen Street, Brisbane City. The east footpath begins at the New Farm Riverwalk from Riverview Court, New Farm. Two lifts are located at the top of the cliffs on Bowen Terrace for direct access into the precinct.

Travelling by taxi/ride share

A designated pick-up and drop-off zone is located at 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City for quick and easy access.

Travelling by bike

The precinct has a shared cycle and pedestrian path running through it, providing access from the New Farm Riverwalk to Brisbane City. Howard Smith Wharves has 50 public bicycle spaces and 33 employee bicycle spaces, to encourage a greener transport option.

Travelling by bus

Adelaide Street, Eagle Street, Ann Street and Brunswick Street are the closest bus stops to Howard Smith Wharves. View the map above for transport options, and don’t forget your Go Card! Visit the TransLink website to plan your journey.

Travelling by CityHopper

The CityHopper and Cross River Ferry run every 30 minutes from the HSW Ferry Terminal. Travel across the river between 6am and midnight direct from the precinct to your favourite spots in Brisbane! Visit the TransLink website to plan your journey.

Travelling by CityCat

From Monday 27th May CityCats will travel to and from the Howard Smith Wharves Ferry Terminal – making it easier than ever to get to HSW. CityCats travel between St Lucia and Northshore Hamilton. For the ultimate Brisbane experience, take a trip along the Brisbane River on a CityCat and see the sites before arriving at Howard Smith Wharves. Visit the TransLink website to plan your journey.

Travelling by private boat

The Landing at Howard Smith Wharves is a new pontoon enabling arrivals to HSW via the Brisbane River. Arrival and departure bookings are required and are for a duration of 15 minutes unless otherwise requested and agreed by HSW. Find out more HERE.

Travelling by train

Central Station in Brisbane City, and Fortitude Valley Station are the most convenient train stations to access the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. Please be prepared, all train stops require a walk to HSW. Visit the TransLink website to plan your journey.

Travelling from the airport

Booking a ride share service from the airport? Easy! Order your ride share using your preferred app to 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City and follow the signs to the designated Ride Booking area at the airport. 

Taxi pick-ups are available 24/7 from ranks outside the domestic and international airports. 

Alternatively you can take the Airtrain into Brisbane City. Just 20 minutes by train will get you to Central Station – 1km from Howard Smith Wharves. Train services run every 15 minutes. Click to visit the Brisbane Airport website.

Parking Information

Pick-up, drop-off or park. On-site parking is available through Secure Parking (until 1 June 2024). We recommend booking online HERE. Alternative car parking located nearby at: Secure Parking Emirates Car Park – Eagle Street (a 3 min walk along the river), Secure Parking Chinatown Car Park and Secure Parking 388 Brunswick Street Car Park. The Car Park at HSW will be under new management from 1 June 2024. Please visit HERE if your visit is after this date.


We strive to provide inclusive, safe access for all visitors to the precinct.

Howard Smith Wharves is accessible via lifts on Bowen Terrace, drop-off zones at 5 Boundary Street, and the Riverwalk from Brisbane City and New Farm entrances. The new Howard Smith Wharves Ferry Terminal also provides river access connecting to terminals along the Brisbane River.

The HSW Car Park is located on-site with disability parking bays and lifts connecting the car park to the ground level of the precinct.

There are multiple accessible bathrooms located across the precinct, housed within Event Spaces and dining outlets.

Service dogs are welcome at HSW with grassed areas located towards the New Farm end of the precinct.

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Walk-ins always welcome at Mr Percivals, Stanley Bar, Felons Brewing Co. and Felons Barrel Hall.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Wharves!

Want to book an event? Visit our events page