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Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A | Postal Address: P O Box 8161 Cleveland Q 4163, 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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We visited Brisbane on a cruise ship. In an unfamiliar city sometimes it is difficult to know what to do in the very limited time available on shore. We liked the look of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Leyland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We visited Brisbane on a cruise ship. In an unfamiliar city sometimes it is difficult to know what to do in the very limited time available on shore. We liked the look of River City Cruises and its itinerary and, thank you to Carolyn who I emailed well before our visit, who patiently explained how to get into the city... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Been to Brisbane a lot for work and found this tour a great experience. We learnt so much and found the captain/tour guide a great person to show us the interesting sights. Well worth it !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Attended the morning 10:30am cruise lovely day for it. Helpful staff and skipper, the commentary is very useful tells you info from the olden days to now and the skipper adds some humour which is great. Only negative thing I can say is I told the boy scones and coffee was run out and he did not replace just told... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise! The self serve, complimentary morning is replenished frequently during the cruise and staff endeavour to ensure all guests are served. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane. More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I attended the cruise as part of a Brisbane bus tour where we joined the cruise at Breakfast Creek for the 45 minute return cruise to Southbank. The boat has an enclosed main deck and a covered upper deck. The crew were helpful in assisting people onto the boat, and complimentary coffee was served. The cruise passed old cargo sheds... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback - we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane. More 

Sydney
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122 reviews 122 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Its a very nice city, but I found the experience quite boring. I must admit to doing these sorts of cruises in other cities, but this was not to scratch. The sound system on the boat was poor, did not hear most of the commentary, and noisy passengers talking about other things just made the trip uninteresting. I just wanted... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - it is a shame you found the cruise "boring". We take great pride in showing off Brisbane to visitors and this is reflected in most of the reviews we receive. As part of our commentary, we go to great lengths to stress if there is anything at all we can do to make your... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We enjoyed our trip, it was very informative. Good clear, easy to listen to, interesting commentary. A good range of food and drinks available on board, all fairly and reasonably priced. The food is basic but fills a hole! Friendly helpful staff. The only criticism is that there are not enough seats upstairs so you end up sitting on storage... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback - much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lovely cruise, had a nice meal on there. Chicken filo superb. Only thing was the lad that worked on the boat didn't know what he was doing but, was accommodated by a girl who could help me. Other than that I recommend to everyone.

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carolyn t, Manager at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and for your patience with our new crew member. We all have to learn at some stage! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane. More 

Three Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

No negatives from me. Very interesting and educational commentary from Shaun. Took both up and down river cruises,lots and lots of photos.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback - much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We learnt a lot during our 90 minute cruise along the Brisbane River. The captain provided an informative commentary at a suitable pace and voice tone that matched the relaxing experience of being on the river.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback -much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane. Take care More 

London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

I took the 10.30 cruise.It was very relaxed. The commentary was very good and contained lots interesting information. We were given free tea and scones as part of the cost of the trip. The crew were polite and helpful to everyone during the trip.

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Thank you for your wonderful feedback - much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane More 

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