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River City Cruises

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Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 0428278473
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Description: 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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Wonderful Morning

The River City Cruise is a wonderful, relaxing way to spend a morning ( or afternoon). The live commentary is informative and entertaining. It takes 1.5 hours, morning tea is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The River City Cruise is a wonderful, relaxing way to spend a morning ( or afternoon). The live commentary is informative and entertaining. It takes 1.5 hours, morning tea is provided and the views along the river are interesting to look at. Good value and recommended.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a lovely experience. Very laid back and enjoyable, sun was out, boat was comfy, prices were really reasonable. I would recommend doing this trip whilst in Brisbane

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

my daughter and I were very happy. Loved every bit of it, captain very knowledgable staff absolutely friendly and food awesome. loved it will do again.. Rose & J

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Hampshire
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a nice trip going up and down the Brisbane River with the a fairly standard but slightly amusing commentary. The actual boat was quite poor in its furnishings and was generally quite shabby. Having subsequently been on the River Cat for considerably less, I would suggest this is a better option.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A fun cruise. Morning tea is provided on the early cruise and you can also buy something more substantial. View from the top deck is great. The captain really knows the city and sights.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Just the right amount of time, interesting commentary by knowledgeable staff (live, not canned), convenient launch site, comfortable ride. Nice to be out on the river on a brilliantly sunny day. A note of caution, however: As it IS winter in July, the temps on the water are much lower than on land. Add some wind, and it can get... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

So relaxing. Best to get there early to get a seat up on top deck as well as to get your scone without having to walk back through everyone later. Nice pace, enough info to keep you interested but not too much to overload. Lovely morning spent on the river

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I very much appreciated the guide giving his take on the development history of Brisbane. Learned a bit about how the city has developed. A cozy way to spend a morning.

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Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A relaxing and well organised cruise to check the sights and sounds of the amazing Brisbane River. Cafe food is available on board for a reasonable price. The crew is friendly and welcoming nothing is a problem. Nice coffee as well. Loved the commentary.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A lovely 90 minute cruise along the Brisbane River. The commentary was very informative and the scenery great. I was not greeted when I boarded and my ticket was only checked long after it should have been.

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