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Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

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Overview
Have a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise along Brisbane River. Take advantage of several photo opportunities as you glide through the water and see iconic sights such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center and Story Bridge. Learn about the colorful history and local legends through informative and entertaining live commentary as you enjoy morning tea (morning departure only). You have a choice of a morning or afternoon departure and the morning cruise includes an option to hop-off at Newstead to visit the oldest homestead or perhaps have lunch (own expense) at the famous Breakfast Creek Hotel.
Highlights
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
River City Cruises, A Russell Street South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had a wonderful informative tour on a beautiful day in Brisbane. The crew were first class and the food was very reasonably priced in comparison with cafes on the Riverside.
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We took the 1030 cruise lasting 90 minutes departing from Jetty A in front of the "Wheel of Brisbane". Tickets can be purchased on site 30 minutes before departure. Complimentary morning tea is provided on the morning cruise. A second cruise departs 1230 again from Jetty A.
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A great way to start to learn about Brisbane’s history.. the boat is small enough to get a great view from any where on it, so no need to scramble to get on first to get the best seat. The scones were really nice. The crew were all very pleasant and helpful. I will be
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Relaxing cruise. We got a great overview of the city and talked to lots of lovely passengers! Think you could get off and back on at the many stops but we stayed on for a round trip view of the city.
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Great informative cruise, not too long, option ro hop off for lunch and the scons and hospitality were an enjoyable axtra.
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Response from carolynt838, Owner at Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the great feedback - 1 1/2 hour is the perfect amount of time to see the best of Brisbane!
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By: River City Cruises
Pauly P
10
Ms
Great commentary on the sights along the river & wonderful lunch at the pub. Enjoyed the free drinks Would cruise
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Petra w
10
River Cruise
Had a wonderful informative tour on a beautiful day in Brisbane. The crew were first class and the food was very
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Phil B
Perth, Australia
182
A MUST DO WHEN VISITING BRISBANE
We took the 1030 cruise lasting 90 minutes departing from Jetty A in front of the "Wheel of Brisbane". Tickets can
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CHRISTINE R
Brisbane, Australia
4713
Great for any Visitor to Brisbane
A great way to start to learn about Brisbane’s history.. the boat is small enough to get a great view from any
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Stevie
30
Great overview of Brisbane
Relaxing cruise. We got a great overview of the city and talked to lots of lovely passengers! Think you could get
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Bart I
10
Super highly recommended
Great informative cruise, not too long, option ro hop off for lunch and the scons and hospitality were an
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Mary R
Christiansted, St. Croix
20
Enjoyable One-way River Ride
We were a group of six. All personnel rated a five star. The view from the top deck of the boat was picturesque.
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Christ_Monkey
Wellington, New Zealand
110
Cruising
This was such a great choice! Interesting, informative and witty commentary from our able Captain. A light
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Adam K
10
Great Experience
The cruise was very informative and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. A great way to see and learn more
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Danielle C
10
Perfect Day for a cruise
Had the best afternoon on River City Cruise, Great way to see Brisbane!! Just sit back relax and enjoy the view.
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