On the last day of the Brisbane Festival, Brisbane comes together for Riverfire, a night where the river is literally lit up by fireworks.
We looked around for options so we would have a good spot to watch the fireworks which didn’t break the bank. In the end we hired a capsule on the Brisbane Wheel for about an hour.
The atmosphere was great, so many people all in one place but everyone seemed to be having a great time.
We hopped into our capsule and circled a few times whilst they loaded the rest of the capsules for the nights events and listened to the commentary pointing out the landmarks across Brisbane. It was a bit tricky picking most of them out as it was already dark but it is always good to get your bearings.
At about 7.05pm the fireworks began and they were really well put together. The music matched the “beat” of the fireworks and had you singing along and cringing when Katy Perry’s song Firework began!
The show lasted about 30 minutes and we continued looping around the wheel. At times you couldn’t see much but once at the top the view was perfect and you could see the fireworks both along the river and behind/from the buildings across the other side of the river.
My photos were not great as I just used my iPhone and we had movement plus reflections, but a selection are below.
The wheel experience was pricey but there was 4 of us and it was certainly cheaper than other options. We felt it was very much worth it though because of the view we had and the overall experience.