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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 4 days ago


Thank Christine W
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago


Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Leaves on fairly frequent intervals from the south bank of the Brisbane river near the Brisbane wheel. The trip lasts about 90 minutes and hours down river to newstead and back. The vessel holds about 100 on 2 decks and there is a running commentary...More

Thank gam8le
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the cruise. We are please you enjoyed your day with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend 1 &1/2 hours. The time flew by on the cruise!! We had a great spot on the upper deck, up the front and excitedly soaked up the joys of the river. The commentary along the way was fantastic and...More

Thank m_dimaio
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback - Brisbane is such a great city and we enjoy showing it off to everyone.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked the ferry up on Sunday morning by the sight the big wheel. Tea and scones with strawberry jam for breakfast [lovely] . This is a great way to see Brisbane from the river, very relaxing.

Thank steve h
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Steve "Easy like a Sunday morning"! Love it! So glad you enjoyed your River City Cruise experience

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience and i definitely recommend to anyone wanting to know more about the Brisbane city or even just to experience the amazing sights you see !

Thank tracyblain
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tracy Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with River City Cruises!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago


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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago


Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

River cruise was an easy and relaxing break to sit down and enjoy the scenery. Personnel was really friendly and nice.

Thank PetriKoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took advantage of their cruise and lunch package. The staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. The captain (and tour commentator) was knowledgable and very personable. We all enjoyed the trip and learned plenty that we, as long term residents, didn't already know!...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

1  Thank Chev B
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We took a trip on the River City Cruise and we had a great time. The cruise was very informative and an excellent way to see Brisbane. All the crew and captain were polite and extremely welcoming. Great value for money too!

Thank Jomma10
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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.
3 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