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Excellent free service

Nice way to get from one side of the river to the other, also great way to pass an hour doing the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Scenic river cruise, and it's free!

Brilliant way to see the Brisbane waterfront from this hop-on, hop-off water bus. The only thing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice way to get from one side of the river to the other, also great way to pass an hour doing the entire loop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lynneandkeith
Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant way to see the Brisbane waterfront from this hop-on, hop-off water bus. The only thing which would improve the experience would be some kind of commentary or annotated map with points of interest marked. Full marks to Brisbane City Council.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 926PaulT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have used the free City Hopper service for 3 days during our stay at The Point Hotel. Twice to go to Eagle Street Pier and then further around to Southbank. Again for our return to Dockside, perfect as you don’t have to worry about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 430SusanS430
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in an apartment with a City Hopper terminal at the back door. Ferries every 15 minutes and great way to get to a City Cat stop without walking too far in the summer heat.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank maggie m
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great way to move around Brisbane CBD and inner suburbs as it is a great free service offered every day. A lot of visitors using the service but also local people who works or study around the city. The ferry is not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank brisafig
Reviewed 5 days ago

This ferry takes passengers free and travels around the CBD limits for approx. 8 stops from New Farm to North Quay and back. Ideal for tourists visiting Southbank and the city. Beautiful relaxing ride with lovely views of Kangaroo point cliffs, the Botanical gardens and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RMSMortimer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hopped on this ferry close to CBD. It was free. It goes along the Brisbane river. Stops at Southbank and other places. A great way to see the river.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank markkU8614HQ
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a limited amount of time in Brisbane and the City Hopper was recommended to us. We had an evening cruise which was lovely and we managed to get top deck, front row seats. It was very relaxing and was great to see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flamingo14
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this ferry twice while in Brisbane. The first time, it was a rather old boat with very limited seating outdoors. As it turned out, a brief shower came through and being inside was really not a bad idea. The second time, we got...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous way of seeing the city of Brisbane - and its free. It runs fairly frequently, both sides of the river and has several stops each side. Brilliant 5*

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynne M
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13 January 2019|
Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
Portside is the Cruise Wharf/Terminal & if you grabbed a cab it would be perhaps 20 minutes. I am sure there has to be Shuttle buses into the centre of Brisbane ( Con-X-ion ) do this type of service to/from Airport & I note... More
17 September 2018|
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Response from lellydw | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does, there are free ferry plus thepay ones.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Jenny1960_11 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how you get from Surfer's Paradise to Brisbane. I would allow a full day to allow getting the light rail from Florida Gardens stop to Helensvale. You need to swap to the train heading to Brisbane. Get off at... More