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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 5 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend doing the 10.30am cruise and getting off at the newstead house to have lunch at the iconic breakfast creek hotel, it was fantastic! You get back on the ship at 1.15pm and learn all about the city on your way back.

Thank TheFrequentHolidayer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been visiting Brizzy since 1996, always visited South bank but never taken the cruise. Done it today and regretting that we didn't do this eaelier. The cruise was so good, comfortable seating with very friendly and attentive staff, couldn't ask for better. Well explained scenery...More

Thank ryba9vg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day on the river with River City Cruises last Friday. Everything was perfect! We enjoyed a lovely morning tea on the way down to Breakfast Creek, where we disembarked to have a look at Newstead House. We did the "Hop on,...More

Thank leether2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunny morning in early August a group of friends & I went to Southbank and boarded the cruise. We glided past homes and businesses and were told all about the points of interest. We were provided with 2 lovely tables set for a morning devonshire...More

Thank Carolyn M
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carolyn, we would like to thank you for your positive and detailed review, we really appreciate that you took the time to give us some great feedback! We are so pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the cruise and tour at...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went on the morning cruise today. What a wonderful day we had. Lovely morning tea and great commentary along the way. You also have a choice of getting off at Newmarket and get the afternoon boat back. It's was a bit chilly on top...More

Thank Leni162
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, we are glad you enjoyed the commentary and facilities on board! We hope to see you again on board the MV Neptune soon!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I recently went on the River City lunch cruise and would highly recommend it as a great way to spend a day, viewing the sights of Brisbane. The whole trip was enjoyable from start to finish and the commentary was both interesting...More

Thank kayepryor282
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your detailed and positive review! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Cruise to Lunch package, the Breakfast Creek Hotel is a fantastic historical site as well as restaurant and we love to be able to offer...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great trip, lots of information on the way about the history of the area, lovely way to spend some time, and scones great :)

Thank AvrC
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We always love to hear great feedback about our cruise, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the commentary and morning tea and we hope to see you on board again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were delighted to do the trip which had a great commentary easy to hear and wasn't just a record. We had lovely fresh scones with jam and cream along with tea and coffee We were able to stop off and visit Newstead homestead and...More

Thank sue255114
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased you had a chance to visit the beautiful Newstead House when you cruised with us, it really is a unique and interesting place to tour! Thank you also for your positive comments about the commentary during our cruise and the morning...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you take the morning cruise they include tea/coffee and scones with jam and cream. At the downstream end of the cruise, you can get out and spend 2 hours there (maybe have lunch) and they will pick you up when they come through with...More

Thank MonkeyQueenToronto
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your great review - we hope that you enjoyed your time spent in Newstead at our drop off point. We are also pleased to hear that you found the commentary interesting!

Reviewed 18 July 2017

What a lovely cruise. It is so informative. I loved hearing about the flooding. You even get a scone!

Thank Alisa B
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We love to hear that you enjoyed our cruise Alisa, and the morning tea provided too! We hope to see you again in the future!

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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