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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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful, informative and relaxing tour of the Brisbane River with friendly, professional and courteous staff Perfect way to finish our Brisbane / South Bank holiday before flying out later on the day Amazing way to get a different view of Brisbane with some...More

Thank Wenelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The river tour was a relaxed pace with an excellent array of historic information, facts and points of interest. The crew were extremely helpful and happy. We stopped at Newstead house to peruse the grounds also calling into the BHC pub for lunch. The return...More

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 30 October 2017


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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Fun trip, very informative. Great commentary and would definitely suggest doing if you visit Brisbane!

Thank NBosua
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your excellent feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed the cruise!

Reviewed 28 October 2017


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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Really pleased I took this cruise, lovely staff, nice and well priced good and drinks! Toilet on board. Well worth it. Thank you to all kind staff!More

Thank Kemmanic
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

All of our staff at River City Cruises aim to look after our passengers and ensure everyone is having a brilliant time - so we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you had such a great experience! We would love...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We did the morning cruise, which comes with a complimentary morning tea (scones and tea/coffee). Interesting and lively commentary throughout the hour and a half trip. Very relaxing way to see a bit of the city and learn about its history at the same time.

Thank Joanna S
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We are so happy that you enjoyed our river tour and found the commentary to be interesting, that is wonderful feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review our river cruise!

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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