Riverside Centre

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Riverside Centre

The Riverside Centre is easily accessed by walking or catching a CityCat ferry.

Starting the tour

Start from Central Station.

Section 1:

As you exit the station (via the main entrance) turn left onto Ann Street. Cross the road. Pass the war memorial and take the next right onto Creek Street.

After five minutes or so you will come to an unusual roundabout with a giant fig tree in the middle. Cross directly over the roundabout to Eagle Street. Continue straight through the high-rise buildings you see in front of you towards the river.


The Riverside Centre itself is actually a skyscraper designed by Harry Seidler in 1986. It is easily recognisable by its size and the prominent water feature in front of it. Surrounding it are a number of prestigious bars and restaurants, all located on the river’s edge, making them a superb spot to enjoy drinks or dinner.

Riverside has its own ferry wharf where CityCat ferries run regularly.

Section 2:

Turn right (when facing the river) and follow the path along, soon you will reach Eagle Street Pier.


Within walking distance of Riverside is Eagle Street Pier. The main attraction here lies with the Kookaburra River Cruises; these are authentic paddle steamers that offer lunch, afternoon tea or dinner cruises along the river (prices start from $20). Eagle Street Pier is also host to award-winning restaurants and bars – the weekends are much livelier here.

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