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River City Cruises

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Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A | Postal Address: P O Box 8161 Cleveland Q 4163, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 0428278473
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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A good value informative river cruise.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Jayne W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Three Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want a nice relaxing city cruise with an informative and entertaining commentary then this is ideal, especially if you do not have too much time. We were on a cruise and decided we wanted a little more than a trip on the free Rivercat. From the friendly staff at the ticket office on the quay to the crew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lunch time cruise 1230 to 1400 , Adults $29, Seniors $24. My sister and I boarded at Jetty A, South Bank Parklands a stones throw from the Ferris Wheel. The boat is a lovely old ferry. The day was overcast and only a small number of passengers which was great not having so many on board. You can purchase lunch,... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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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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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