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Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

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Explore the best of Brisbane on this relaxing 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.
  • Catch the highlights of Brisbane on a family-friendly river cruise
  • Enjoy informative commentary about the city and its history
  • See landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Story Bridge
  • Visit the Newstead House during the morning departure
What to Expect
Hop aboard your cruise boat 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.
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Departure Point
River City Cruises, A Russell Street South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1.5-hour Sight Seeing Cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Morning Tea (10:30am cruise)
  • Hop-on hop-off at Newstead (morning only)
  • Souvenir Map of Brisbane City
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: River City Cruises
Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland
Great way to see the city
Doing that way you get a very nice point of view on the city. Also you'll see many things in a short lapse of
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Pauly P
Great commentary on the sights along the river & wonderful lunch at the pub. Enjoyed the free drinks Would cruise
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Petra w
River Cruise
Had a wonderful informative tour on a beautiful day in Brisbane. The crew were first class and the food was very
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Phil B
Perth, Australia
We took the 1030 cruise lasting 90 minutes departing from Jetty A in front of the "Wheel of Brisbane". Tickets can
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Brisbane, Australia
Great for any Visitor to Brisbane
A great way to start to learn about Brisbane’s history.. the boat is small enough to get a great view from any
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Great overview of Brisbane
Relaxing cruise. We got a great overview of the city and talked to lots of lovely passengers! Think you could get
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Bart I
Super highly recommended
Great informative cruise, not too long, option ro hop off for lunch and the scons and hospitality were an
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Mary R
Christiansted, St. Croix
Enjoyable One-way River Ride
We were a group of six. All personnel rated a five star. The view from the top deck of the boat was picturesque.
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Wellington, New Zealand
This was such a great choice! Interesting, informative and witty commentary from our able Captain. A light
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Adam K
Great Experience
The cruise was very informative and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. A great way to see and learn more
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Key Details
  • Newstead House, Story Bridge, and 3 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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