Bay dreaming

Discover the Best of the Bay with W Brisbane's River to Bay experience.

Photography by W Brisbane

15 November 2023


W Brisbane has teamed up with River to Bay Moreton Bay Island Tours for a curated package that gives travellers an opportunity to experience the buzz of the city with the beauty of an island escape on their next Brisbane getaway.

Linking guests staying at the luxury lifestyle hotel in the heart of the Brisbane CBD to the natural wonders of Moreton Bay, the travel package includes two nights’ accommodation at W Brisbane and a half-day trip via boat across the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay.

Whether it’s the thrill of an underwater adventure or unwinding with a glass of champagne and oysters – the River to Bay Experience package can be customised with an Adventure or Romance edition for a private luxury half-day tour that will tick all boxes for all kinds of travellers.

The day begins with a car transfer from W Brisbane to Northshore Hamilton, followed by a scenic 60-minute high-speed boat ride to Moreton Bay. Along the way, travellers may encounter all sorts of sea life including dolphins, turtles, sting rays, and dugongs.


Those opting for a romantic day trip will be taken on a Champagne and Oyster cruise at Stradbroke Island, renowned for its premium oysters that are prized for their freshness, flavour and texture.

Upon arriving guests will be taken on a venture through an authentic oyster farm, learning from an experienced expert about how they are produced, and guided through the practice of oyster shucking. They will taste the sustainably farmed oysters shucked straight from the ocean, all with a glass of champagne in hand.

Those with a penchant for exploration can instead take part in the Tangalooma Snorkel Adventure.

Led by an expert guide, they will discover a hidden underwater paradise snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks – home to over 200 species of fish, 130 species of coral and other native marine life. They will also learn about the wrecks, Moreton Island Moreton Bay, and their importance to the locals and the region.

Following, guests will indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch and champagne at St Helena Island. Curated by the award-winning culinary team at W Brisbane the spread will include a Moreton Bay Bug slider; Queensland prawns with cocktail sauce; California sushi roll; Charcuterie selection; Grilled vegetable, rocket, pesto and sunblush tomato wrap; and Free range chicken wrap with mixed leaves, avocado and bacon. Desserts include homemade chocolate brownie with berries; tropical fruits; and a selection of macarons.

To end the night, guests can relax in their 80-square-metre luxurious Marvelous Suite, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views over the Brisbane River and complete with all the little details that make for an exceptional stay – from a fully equipped W MixBar to signature Whatever/Whenever service.

Guests will also enjoy breakfast for two at W Brisbane’s signature restaurant, The Lex and valet parking daily.

Package inclusions

In addition to the 60-minute boat trip to Moreton Bay and 60-minute return to Brisbane, guests can choose one (1) of the following:

    • Tangalooma Snorkel Adventure for two adults (includes snorkel equipment and wetsuits if required)
    • Romantic Champagne and Oyster Cruise for two adults (with oyster shucking and tasting)
    • Indulge in a gourmet picnic, curated by the award-winning W Brisbane culinary team.

The two-night stay in a Marvelous Suite at W Brisbane also includes a bottle of champagne, breakfast for two daily at W Brisbane’s Signature Restaurant, and valet parking daily. From $3,568 for two nights, two adults.

Bookings can be made via the website. Direct link to package here.


Terms and conditions

Subject to availability and weather conditions. Full prepayment is required at time of booking. Minimum two-night stay required. Waiver to be signed by guest with the River to Bay tour operator before departing for tour. Tour bookings to be made with River to Bay upon accommodation request. Direct bookings through reservations phone or email only. Online bookings not available. Reservations available 72 hours prior.

River to Bay experience is approximately four to five hours in duration.



W Brisbane is the first five-star hotel to open in Brisbane City in 20 years, opening its doors in mid-2018. Located at 81 North Quay along the banks of the Brisbane River, the hotel offers distinct views across the River to South Bank and Mount Coot-tha.

W Brisbane brings clean maximalism and immersive luxury to the western end of the CBD, with 312 spacious guestrooms and 32 suites all boasting the signature W comforts.

The hotel’s happening bars and restaurants create a thriving local scene. Guests can relax and rejuvenate at AWAY Spa with an extensive treatment menu and access to vitality pools, and state-of-the-art FIT Gym.

With 1,100 square metres of event space, including a 595-square-metre sprawling Great Room, W Brisbane offers a fully adaptable setting for meetings and events.

W Brisbane presents a curated and luxurious experience that has made it a destination in itself.



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