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Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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+61 428 278 473
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River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative...

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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Excellent easy cruise

this is a great way to see a little bit of Brisbane, the whole experience was easy, easy boarding, comfortable seats, easy disembarkation. the narration along the way was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a great way to see a little bit of Brisbane, the whole experience was easy, easy boarding, comfortable seats, easy disembarkation. the narration along the way was informative, without being dominating nor endless. Not that we ate on board, but various other folks on the cruise did and each meal served looked real good.

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an hour and a half cruise and the commentary was excellent, giving good information about the river and the sights as we cruised along. Morning tea was included in the price.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can board the boat at the jetty beside the big wheel on the south side of the river. The sail lasts over an hour and the price includes soft drinks and cakes. As you sail along you are given a commentary about the buildings on either side of the river and some interesting facts about the city. The seating... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 10:30 cruise and it was quite full and a nice day. The morning tea (tea or coffee & a scone) was a surprise but was excellent. The trip is only an hour and a half but felt longer. The commentary was very good and informative. You get wonderful views. Well worth taking the time to do this... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A morning river cruise seemed just the ticket on our short stay in Bris Vegas. We arrived a little early and right on time they started to board our 50 year old MV Nautilus. If the weather is good I recommend the top deck as you get a 360 degree view with a beautiful breeze to keep the summer temperature... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After coming across this tour and only having one day in Brisbane on travels it seemed the best way to see the sights. It was definitely worth the money and we seen so much more of the city then we would have done! commentary throughout and learnt about different land marks up the river. definitely would recommend!

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Service from all the staff was great. Cruise takes 90 minutes and there is an interesting and humorous commentary provided by one of the staff that brings the Brisbane river to life. Well worth the money and helped make our stay in Brisbane even more enjoyable.

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Manotick Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is certainly worth the time. The captain's narration was excellent, full of dry humour and knowledge. We really got to see the city and its history from the water which is why Brisbane exists. We took the morning run when tea is served. You should go to the top deck but there are not that many seats. Be prepared... More 

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launceston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

start your day out with this one....a real taste of the river...not expensive and the lunch menu was well priced and yummy. very helpful crew..esp with us oldies!!! the river was good to experience as the commentary was varied and up to date...and live!!!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I really enjoyed this cruise on a glorious Spring day in Brisbane, and as used a Scoopon, was super value at $28 for 2. But even at full price ($29) it is great value. Boat was comfortable and offered uninterrupted views from the top deck, the journey Southbank to Breakfast Creek and return very interesting and just... More 

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