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Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

  • Catch the highlights of Brisbane on a 1.5-hour, family-friendly river cruise
  • Enjoy informative commentary about the city and its history
  • See landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Story Bridge
Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise
From US$20.92
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10:30am CruiseMost Popular
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.
From US$20.92
12:30pm Cruise
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.
From US$20.92
Explore the best of Brisbane on this relaxing 1.5-hour 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.
What to Expect

Hop aboard your 1.5-hour cruise 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.

Reviews (139)
1 - 5 of 134 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Interesting information provided whilst looking at spectacular views

The cruise was very informative and enjoyable. The captain used humour to elaborate his touring abilities. The woman at the ticket sales was just as friendly. The staff on board could be perceptive to the passengers on board when raking drinks and food orders (this...More

Thank samjambs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
River cruise with brunch

Took a delightful and educational tour down the river from the quayside in front of the big wheel. A welcoming morning coffee with jam and cream scones was a nice touch. Sailing down the river we were given a commentary on the various riverside highlights...More

Thank Nigtay62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enjoyable & relaxing time on Brisbane River

River City Cruises gave a very informative commentaries/introduction about Brisbane River as well as provided a comfortable onboard experience as we spend a relaxing morning on the river.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LimG138
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful and informative cruise of the River

Our tour guide was very kind, friendly and knowledgeable. Loved hearing about the history of Brisbane and seeing all the historic sites. Very pretty views from the water of the banks of the Brisbane River. Very worthwhile.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Liz B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Short trip on river Brisbane

Informative Nice staff Ideal for spending an hour and a half in an early afernoon in Brisbane Great price/value Nothing special

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M9653NIpeterk
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4 October 2018|
Response from Fe_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
The South Bank area has several parking garages, but it will cost you about $25 to park for the duration of the cruise.
12 June 2018|
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Response from Fe_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
That should leave you plenty of time. The Newstead hop-off is entirely optional. If you don't take it, you should be back shorty after noon (check with the crew to be sure). I did do the Newstead tour, and I was back... More
Maureen J
3 May 2018|
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Response from Jomma10 | Reviewed this property |
You can book on the day, there were only 4 people who booked on the trip I did. Plenty of room...