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River City Cruises

Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473
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River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative perspective of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene for both locals and visitors with its year-round cruises so don’t leave town without doing at least one tour. River City Cruises is the original and best sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River. During the 1.5 hour guided tour, you will be entertained by the informative commentary while taking advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities as we cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre and the Story Bridge. You will see, we’re not called the RIVER CITY for nothing. The convenient departure location is a short walk from Brisbane’s CBD and the duration of the cruise allows plenty of time for other sightseeing activities or shopping. JOIN RIVER CITY CRUISES FOR A MEMORABLE AND UNIQUE BRISBANE EXPERIENCE WHY CRUISE WITH US? •More than just “a trip on the River” you will be surprised by our colourful history and local legends •Perfect amount of time to see the best of Brisbane •Convenient departure location at South Bank Parklands •Coffee Shop and Licensed Bar •We pride ourselves on personalized service •Souvenir Map with other discount offers HOP ON / HOP OFF OPTION On the 10.30am cruise, guests have the choice of disembarking and using a hop-on/hop-off cruise option, visiting Newstead House, the city’s oldest surviving residence and the monument to the Battle of the Coral Sea, one of the great naval battles of World War II. That done, a short stroll over the Breakfast Creek Bridge will find them in the beer garden of The Breakfast Creek Hotel, built in 1889, one of the city’s defining watering holes and famed for its beer and steaks. (Newstead House open Monday to Thursday / Breakfast Creek Hotel open everyday). Timings for hop off option: Disembark 11.15am – Reboard 1.15pm – Return to South Bank 2.00pm Departs Daily 10.30am and 12.30pm Southbank Parklands Jetty A Adults: $25 Seniors $20 Kids (5-15) $15 Family $60 (2 adults and up to 3 kids under 15years) How to get there: Carparks: South Bank Parklands, Cultural Centre or Convention Centre (all via Grey Street) Train: South Brisbane Railway Station Bus: Cultural Centre Bus Station
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Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a lovely cruise. It is so informative. I loved hearing about the flooding. You even get a scone!

Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My mum and I went on the 12.30pm cruise. Would highly recommend to all travellers who haven't been to Brisbane ! Very informative tour with lots of great history told. Also very friendly staff . Take a jacket as even on warm days it can...More

Thank Amy2468
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was met by a friendly girl selling tickets. Was not pushy but very helpful. Cruise itself was very informative and had lots of quirky facts included - not just history - for an all round experience. Be sure to arrive early to get a good...More

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing and informative cruise with an optional stop at Newstead house. We really enjoyed this cruise and would definitely go again.

Thank Tamsin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

very welcoming. excellent service. insightful commentary. awesome all round experience and value for money...well done.

Thank dimperatore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a relaxing way to cruise the BRISBANE River. Scenic and serene. The vessels were clean and well presented. Staff were most professional, welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend .

Thank BettyAndRoyce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 3 sons on the cruise to show them the sites of Brisbane and have a relaxing family outing together. They loved the scones and morning tea and ventured to the front, top and inside of boat. I loved the commentary and enjoyed...More

Thank Angela G
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you and your sons enjoyed our river cruise, it's great to hear that it was fun for all of the family. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a few busy days walking in national parks it was really good to be able sit down for a change. We were given refreshments on boarding and then settled down for the cruise. Hearing is often a worry for me but the commentary was...More

Thank Lesley M
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Lesley, we are really happy that you found the commentary informative and entertaining!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live on the Gold Coast and booked this to show our Japanese guests the best of Brisbane and it was perfect! It was a beautiful day, the river and it's banks were beguiling and the cruising and commentary was fascinating. We chose to do...More

Thank Shelley088868
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip on the river with us. We always love to hear when our guests from both overseas and closer to home find the cruise fascinating!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

90 minutes of relaxed cruising with friendly staff and informative commentary. Great way to see Brisbane and learn about the history of the river. Morning cruise has scones included which just adds to the pleasure of this cruise. Great way to start a holiday ,...More

Thank Sam G
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review Sam. We are pleased to hear you found the trip relaxing and informative and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday too!

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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
About 12 noon. If you hop off for lunch, if they get my message to inform their travellers to hop off for lunch, they are supposed to pick you up at 1.15 and return you to Southbank by 2.00 pm. Hope that helps. Catherine.
2 March 2015|
Response from FionaStorey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we did not visit Australia Zoo. I am sure all of the buses take scooters, Australia is great for disabled access. You could try the CROC EXPRESS if you Google it you will get the contacts they provide transport to the... More