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River City Cruises

Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A | Postal Address: P O Box 8161 Cleveland Q 4163, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 0428278473
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative perspective of Brisbane’s...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Take the 10:30 trip and alight at Newstead - cross the creek for a beer off the wood at Breakfast Creek Hotel. Beautiful views from Newstead Park. Cruise was excellent with quirky and informative commentary -enough to be educational but laid back for a relaxing journey. Would definitely recommend

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The staff are very professional and you get a very informative trip as you go up the river. The captain takes a trip down memory lane with lots of interesting facts of why the river was important to the people of Brisbane and what goes on today along the river. There are two tours each day. The boat stops off... More 

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Poole, Dorset
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really enjoyed this river cruise. Brilliant and funny commentary all the way - so relaxing cruising along! Lovely touch of tea and cream/jam scones! Really worth it!!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had a wonderful time in the cruise. I love the hospitality and also the activities done in the cruise. The food was good too. Amazing views and I enjoyed the trip very much

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was an enjoyable cruise along the Brisbane River, the commentary was interesting. Unfortunately we visited during the G20 summit and cruises were cancelled without proper notice. Bear in mind the cruise will not depart if there are less than 6 passengers and we were unsure until departure time if the cruise would depart due to the small number on... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable and relaxed 90 minutes on this trip down the Brisbane river and back. Good commentary and lots of little snippets of info. Fairly good value at $29 each and we saw more of Brisbane they we had in our previous two days on foot. Would recommend this.

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Singapore, Singapore
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Relaxing cruise along the Brisbane River. Very informative commentary and the crew were very friendly. We took the 1030am cruise which gives the option to stop at Brisbane’s oldest homestead Newstead House for lunch. A must try!

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Wallington, Surrey, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I, who are from London, recently visited our daughter and her family in Brisbane. We took our eldest granddaughter on this boat trip. We all enjoyed it thoroughly; the captain's commentary was very informative with just the right number of jokes. All of the crew were very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended - well worth the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took the 12:30 cruise, great staff, great comentry. $29 was well worth the fare, they offer seniors/concession. We tried the food, all made fresh on board. prices were so cheap, $6 for a big plate of nachos, $5 for a toasted sandwich. nothing over $8.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great way to see Brisbane from the river. Very informative & the crew were really nice too. Great tour at a reasonable price

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