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About River City Cruises
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a post lunch trip with River City Cruises along the River Brisbane with commentary about buildings, both private and public, on either side of the river. Interesting to see the cycle boardwalks along the riverside. Large former Wool warehouses, now converted to apartments. Views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 20Judith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do in Brisbane. The river cruise takes you past all the major attractions in Brisbane. Depart from the South Bank. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So pleased we did the river cruise and want others to know how brilliant the cruise / people / commentary and morning tea provided were . Absolutely should be experienced by young and old .

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Andwetwo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to see the city from the river. Informative and relaxing and definitely cooling on a hot day Staff polite and helpful. Morning tea nice touch scones good An enjoyable way to spend an hour or so

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChrsW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cruise was comfortable and we even got a little hat! Very happy with the 1.5 hour cruise. The Brisbane river is a beauty.

Thank ixora94
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We took this tour today. It was the BEST! I would recommend it to adults and adults with children over 10 (you might need to do some entertaining for kiddos under 10). It’s a small boat (about 40-50 seats) with inside and covered outside seating....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lconverse90
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Thanks for the great night out, friendly service and plentiful food. Beautiful night on the river with awesome work colleagues. Cheers an thanks again River City Cruises.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tony F
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The Combo was well worth buying We enjoyed the cruise and then had lunch at The Plough Inn followed by a ride on the Brisbane Wheel

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rae C
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The Brisbane River City Cruise was excellent value for money. Absolutely enjoyable, great narration, and a lovely selection of food and drinks. Sitting on the top deck, and one of the staff takes your order and then brings it to you - wonderful service. Would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly and attentive. This was a 90 minutes tour along the Brisbane River. There is a cafe on board and tea and coffee and scones with jam and cream were complimentary. It was very informative and enjoyable. A peaceful way to spend 90...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wendy P
5 April 2018|
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Response from biancag658 | Reviewed this property |
Yes she can bring her walker but she would need to be able to walk down a couple of steps to be able to sit down for the cruise.
27 September 2017|
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Response from Lesley M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with earlier reply. The person doing the commentary had plenty of interesting information to impart both there and back. But it is a relaxing option. We had had a busy few days so were only to pleased to take it a... More
23 September 2016|
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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.