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The Brisbane River

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473
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The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation. Go kayaking, stand up paddleboarding or take a trip on a City Cat. Celebrate the Brisbane River at a Riverfire function or just have a picnic in the riverside parkland. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a great vantage point to see the Brisbane River, or go rock climbing or abseiling with Riverlife Adventure Centre. Try Story Bridge Adventure climb, cycle, rollerblade or go for a jog. Dance with the local aboriginal tribe, Mirrabooka or visit South Bank. However you look at it you can't visit Brisbane without experiencing the River. Then cruise out to Tangalooma Island Resort for a must do experience. Enjoy!
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The city has signs along the shore talking about past flooding. It was hard to imagine because for us it was so peaceful. It was fun to travel by boat and to look on it from restaurants and from our hotel.

Thank MARILYN B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very relaxing . Stress free and very inviting to just relax and take in the beautiful surroundings along this lovely river.

Thank Maz05Bris
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Brisbane River took a cruise up and down the river fantastic views and great atmosphere a great place to visit !!! 😀

Thank Paulette B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Brisbane river is not a crystal clear river but I enjoyed my ferry ride along the river. Go at night to appreciate city light.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The plus is that it is a river that runs through the city and that has to be good but you cannot say it is a pretty river. It definitely has more mud than the Yarra in Melbourne and more traffic. Without the stream Brisbane...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful way to show the children the Brisbane River and it’s free!!!! This red ferry, the Hopper, is free and travels between the City ferry stop and just down river from the Story Bridge. People get off and on it as they please as...More

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a trip with a big cat vessel, you could hop on –hop off in different places. We opted to see the ‘entire’ river and we were not disappointed.

Thank Erwin H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend a few days in Brisbane at the end of our Australian holiday and used the hop on- hop off City Cat as a cost effective way of seeing the city. The boats tend to be less full and therefore more comfortable than the...More

Thank poleary0809
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The river has an iron bridge not dissimilar to Sydney Harbour bridge although somewhat less spectacular. There is a Large Viewing Wheel as many large cities now seem to boast on the river bank. The riverside properties are interesting and in some cases attractive. There...More

Thank Bernard R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a low cost way to see the city. So pretty day and night. Get a ticket on the citycat boat, spend some time cruising the river and enjoying the sights. Very relaxing.

Thank louisa k
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the streets have parking meters excluding Queen St. the river is a long place depends where you want to go. Myers has a large car park station southside has various parks on road and parking stations. and the ferry takes... More
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