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Explore the best of Brisbane on this relaxing cruise along the Brisbane River. Learn about the history of the city and its legends while taking in sights such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center, and Story Bridge. If you choose the morning departure, there is the option to hop-off and explore Newstead House or grab a bite at the Breakfast Creek Hotel.
- Catch the highlights of Brisbane on a family-friendly river cruise
- Enjoy informative commentary about the city and its history
- See landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Story Bridge
- Visit the Newstead House during the morning departure
What to Expect
Hop aboard your cruise boat in front of the famous Wheel of Brisbane to begin your tour down the Brisbane River. Throughout the cruise enjoy informative, live commentary on the history and legends of the surrounding sights. Relax on board and snap some photos of Brisbane’s landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, which extend out to the mountains, and Story Bridge, built in 1940 and connects the north and south suburbs. There are two departures for this river cruise. The morning departure has the option to hop-off at Newstead House, the city’s oldest surviving residence, and explore the monument of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Here you can have a bite at The Breakfast Creek Hotel—at your own expense—before heading back to the city center.
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Returns to original departure point
- 1.5-hour Sight Seeing Cruise
- Live commentary
- Morning Tea (10:30am cruise)
- Hop-on hop-off at Newstead (morning only)
- Souvenir Map of Brisbane City
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travellers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
Staff greeting was just so friendly and amicable. Boarding check-in was quick and easy. Seating upstairs with chairs and table were comfortable. Cruise left exactly on time at 10.30am. Skipper's historical commentary was well spoken, amusing at times which made everyone laugh,…
Date of experience: November 2020
Had a wonderful time on the morning cruise, perfect opportunity to see Brisbane by the water and learn the history of the area along the way. Highly recommended.
Date of experience: October 2020
Response from RiverCityCruises, Owner at Brisbane River Cruise Morning
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Mark, thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your cruise. Maybe we will see you again on our twilight cruise? See the river at night time...beautiful. Stay safe.
From the moment we arrived and greeted by the Skipper who came across very polite and friendly. To the amazing Cruise with great history information provided by the Skipper who knows Brisbanes History down the river very well. His delivery was second to none of all other tours I…
Date of experience: July 2020
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Super friendly staff and very informative. We had a lovely morning cruising the river and enjoying our complimentary morning tea.
Date of experience: July 2020
Perfect way to soak sun and beauty of Brisbane. Staff was friendly, complimentary tea is served with more options to buy at own. Relaxed time with beautiful views👌🏻, worthy to go.
Date of experience: June 2020
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By: River City Cruises
Very relaxing, thoroughly enjoyed it
The staff are wonderful, we felt looked after, the personalised attention reflected their fantastic customer servic…
Very Cool had a great Tour will recommend
Great tour down the river Excellent info and had a very nice time and my 2 young boys Loved it will recommend Gre…
Was my 10yr anniversary, Lovely stroll along the Brisbane River Crew and skipper were awesome Got really good pics
Well worth it!
This cruise was great and not expensive. The staff are super friendly and the commentary from the skipper was inter…
Best way to see the river and learn some history of Brisbane
We loved getting to hear about the history of Brisbane all along the river. It is such a wonderful, refreshing tour…
Such a great day!!!
Loved our cruise to lunch! Staff very friendly and welcoming. Cruise was lovely up the Brisbane river. Would defini…
Lovely evening, and excellent value for money
We live on the Gold Coast but decided to stay in Brisbane city for the weekend. The cruise was advertised as a sun…
Can not recommend River City Cruises enough. I have been on all 3 cruises (morning, midday and sunset) and would go…
Family fun on the beautiful Brisbane river
Such a relaxing trip along the beautiful river, friendly staff and beautiful lunch. Will be back to do the twilight…
Great value for money. We did the lunch cruise it was a very windy and rather cold day but it didn’t spoil the day.…
Beautiful evening cruise
I went on the sunset cruise with my boyfriend + it was worth every penny! We got to see absolutely beautiful views …
Great way to see Brisbane and learn something of the city's origins and past.
The commentary along the way was very informative. Staff were very friendly, courteous and obliging. Great way to s…
Cruise to lunch tour
The cruise was not rushed, Devonshire tea was plentiful and coffee hot. The meal at the Breakfast Creek Hotel was m…
Fun but informative commentary on a very wet day, nice and dry inside the boat. Very welcome free coffee and cake o…
Cruise & Lunch Breakfast Creek Hotel
Cruise was great, relaxed with excellent informative commentary. Got off for Lunch at the breakfast creek hotel, g…
- Newstead House, Story Bridge, and 3 more
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