South - Riverlife

South – Riverlife Adventure Centre

Riverlife is Brisbane’s most spectacular lifestyle and entertainment venue. Located in the heart of the CBD right on the Brisbane River, Riverlife is the perfect playground for unbeatable adventures and exquisite functions in Brisbane’s most stunning location.

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Riverside Marquee

Cannon Room

City Lights Marquee

Sunset Marquee

Riverfront Deck

Live out your wildest dreams rock climbing the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, taking a Segway spin under the majestic Story Bridge or gliding down the river in a nighttime kayak with the dazzling city lights as your backdrop. Riverlife offers an unbeatable range of exciting adventures that will make your day unforgettable. But when it comes to your own special event or function, Riverlife can help you dream big and create a little bit of magic. Give your guests an occasion to remember with one of Riverlife’s 5 spectacular riverside venues. Our incredible location with its stunning views of Brisbane city will astonish your guests as they indulge in an exquisite menu prepared by our head Chef.

Riverlife also boasts some of Brisbane’s biggest and best annual events. Dance the night away to the sounds of Brisbane’s hottest bands and DJs, or relax with a boutique beer on a gloriously lazy Sunday afternoon down by the river. Whatever you’re looking for, Riverlife is one of Queensland’s must-do experiences.

Our Story

Riverlife was founded in 2005 by Adventurer and Tourism legend, John Sharpe. John had a unique vision to bring his passion for adventure right into the heart of Brisbane city, to give tourists and locals alike an incredible experience that is unmatched by anywhere else in Brisbane. With its unparalleled location on the river, in the historic, heritage-listed Kangaroo Point Naval Stores, Riverlife has easily become one of the top 4 attractions in Brisbane as voted by the public. Riverlife is a dynamic adventure and events company dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences that are the perfect expression of Queensland’s sun-drenched lifestyle.

Naval Stores History

Riverlife is rich in history thanks to its unique setting within the heritage-listed Kangaroo Point Naval Stores. The Naval Stores were constructed in 1886 after genuine fears were expressed that Australia could possibly be attacked by the Russian Empire as a result of the Panjdeh incident the previous year. As the situation between Russia and Britain reached a crisis point, defensive preparations for the Australian colonies were discussed. The colony of Queensland established a navy with the purchase of two gunboats from Scotland: HMQS Gayundah and Paluma. As the gunboats were based in Brisbane, the Naval Stores were built to house the spare parts and other equipment necessary to keep the boats in service. In 1903, the Gayundah performed the first ship-to-shore radio transmission in Australia to a receiver located in the yard of St Mary’s Church on top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs above Riverlife. The Naval Stores were used by the Royal Australian Navy until 1959, when they were then transferred to the Army until 1984. After being purchased by the Brisbane City Council, Riverlife successfully opened this historic landmark to the public in 2005. The Naval Stores were partially submerged by the three great floods of 1893, 1974 and 2011. The exterior of the Naval Stores building has fixed markers indicating the height of each flood.

  • Great venue. We planned our end of year event at Riverlife last December and it was fantastic! Staff were great, the owners were so lovely, everything was perfect. I wouldn’t hesitate to go there again for any type of event.

    Clarissa Jade
  • We just had a wedding/50th birthday party recently at Riverlife in the “City lights Marquee “. Excellent staff and atmosphere was just perfect and beautiful city colourful lights view! All of my guests enjoyed and they are still talking about it! It was a Fantastic party THANK YOU!!

    Jasmine and Pauline
  • “The team at Riverlife were great to work with and extremely helpful in assisting us to plan our Wedding. We were so pleased that we found a venue where we could have both the Ceremony and Reception in a beautiful natural setting in the heart of Brisbane. We couldn’t think of a more perfect place in Brisbane for our wedding and would highly recommend Riverlife to anyone looking for a wedding or function venue to wow their guests.”

    Ben and Holly Stokes
  • Our wedding at Riverlife was the happiest and most enjoyable day of our lives. Even despite the rainy weather, Riverlife were able to provide us with our beautiful dream outdoor wedding. From the moment we booked our special day a year in advance until the end of the wedding reception, Riverlife catered to our every need and request to ensure that we had the most perfect day. The venue, the people, the food, and everything in between were just amazing and we couldn’t have been more grateful or pleased.

    Amy & Brad
  • I wanted to take this moment to thank you for what was, one of the best nights of our lives! My guests have commented so highly on the quality of food, and everyone went home with full bellies – this is just what I was looking for in a cocktail party. Thank you to your team who I know work tirelessly in the hours leading up to our special event. I hope we all get the opportunity to work together again, and I cannot stop telling people about how amazing the night was. Thank you again for not only making the memory for Stephen and I, but also for sharing in the night that we will forever remember as one of the best.

    Kathleen and Stephen

Custom Service Team

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Function Enquires

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Custom Service Team

+ 61 73891 5766
+ 61 73891 5788

Function Enquires

+ 61 7 3891 5766
+ 61 7 3891 5788