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Next To Free River Sightseeing

If you enjoy cruising on a river surrounded by interesting buildings, bridges and parks of almost... read more

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Paul H
Saskatoon, Canada
Great way to get a cheap river cruise

However there is no commentary so having a guide book or map is a good idea. It takes almost 3... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chuck I
White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

If you enjoy cruising on a river surrounded by interesting buildings, bridges and parks of almost endless variety the CityCat Ferry is a must do when in Brisbane. Purchase a pass card and head over to the nearest CityCat Ferry dock (Eagle Creek is the...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

However there is no commentary so having a guide book or map is a good idea. It takes almost 3 hours to do a full circuit so start early in the afternoon or you will be doing part of it in the dark. Food and...More

Thank Chuck I
Reviewed 5 days ago

River Cat is a fabulous way to explore the river. Week-ends and off peak are very cheap. You can pay cash on board or if you have a Go Card (also can purchase on board) fares are cheaper again. We did upriver one morning and...More

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The boats are clean, a great way to get around the city and to see the skyline and waterline. I love the way the ferry glides over the river surface and also the surge of acceleration as they pull away from the peers.

Thank 551RobertS
Reviewed 6 days ago

Use the City Cat service often when going into the City or when friends arrive from interstate or overseas as it showcases a great aspect of Brisbane. It is very relaxing and gives a different perspective to the city and suburbs. Most of the staff...More

1  Thank nomadderwhat2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fancy transport that is fun and an adventure as you hop between the sights of Brisbane? Then jump on a city cat and enjoy the trip. No matter if you are going to Southbank for a family swim, down to the University of QLD to...More

Thank vanessa k
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a person that does not use public transport a lot, I do enjoy using the city cat to get around Brisbane. It does run on time (to its timetable) and is clean (something that is a challenge for other forms of public transport).For those...More

Thank jacejen
Reviewed 6 days ago

We boarded the City Cat initially at the Riverside City terminal and travelled up stream to the University .Returned downstream and exited at Southbank and walked around the gardens and riverside boardwalk including a stop off for coffee and cake. Got back on board and...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had friends from interstate. Headed out on a lovely afternoon stopping at Southbank for lunch. Just lovely swanning up the river soaking in the scenery

Thank Smithclan2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon on the river to fill in time while waiting for our cruise. The staff were courteous and overall a very pleasant experience. Very cheap trip for seniors.

Thank Elizabeth A
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22 October 2018|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Between 9&3 about $3.40 ticket last 2 hours. Out of those times about $5. Awesome trip.
Jess P
23 July 2018|
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Response from tameramccallum | Reviewed this property |
I think so. They go up river in one direction and back down the other. Might want to double check with the ferry company though.
Milly T
16 July 2018|
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Response from Rocinantetouring | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bunny rabbits are prohibited pets in Queensland!!!