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Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

Highlights
  • Catch the highlights of Brisbane on a 1.5-hour, family-friendly river cruise
  • Enjoy informative commentary about the city and its history
  • See landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Story Bridge
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Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise
From US$20.94
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10:30am CruiseMost Popular
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.
US$20.94
12:30pm Cruise
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.
US$20.94
Overview
Explore the best of Brisbane on this relaxing 1.5-hour 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.
What to Expect

Hop aboard your 1.5-hour cruise 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.

Reviews (125)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
River cruise

A gray way to spend the morning learning a little about Brisbane river history. Morning tea was very light and tailored towards adults (scones with jam and cream and hot tea and coffee) there were no options for children so I would advise bringing other...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great trip, Great crew, Great food.

STAFF: Very friendly and helpful, great commentary from the captain, very interesting to learn about the history of the areas and buildings are the river. FOOD: Meals were very fresh, and tasted great, and were very reasonably priced, the most expensive being $8 (at the...More

Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 1 week ago
International Group Tour

This team is exceptionally well organized. They provide a great informative commentary and a delicious, plentiful morning tea. Our international group really appreciated this tour and we would highly recommend it to all visitors to Brisbane.

Thank HelgaB1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great cruise

We did the 10.30am cruise and alighted at Newstead at 11.15am and went to lunch at Breakfast Creek Hotel wonderful, and then rejoined cruise at 1.15pm. The cruise was delightful, staff excellent, morning tea was provided consisting of scones, with jam and cream plus tea...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This is a 'Must Do' trip

If you visit Brisbane you must do the river cruise. Full of interesting information about the important events in Brisbane's history. The cruise boat was clean and the narrator was well informed and pointed out every focal point. A welcome drink and cream scone went...More

Thank Maria T
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KazHen210
4 October 2018|
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Response from Fe_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
The South Bank area has several parking garages, but it will cost you about $25 to park for the duration of the cruise.
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merrys76
13 June 2018|
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That should leave you plenty of time. The Newstead hop-off is entirely optional. If you don't take it, you should be back shorty after noon (check with the crew to be sure). I did do the Newstead tour, and I was back... More
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mausey
3 May 2018|
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Response from Jomma10 | Reviewed this property |
You can book on the day, there were only 4 people who booked on the trip I did. Plenty of room...
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