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The Brisbane River

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 151 attractions in Brisbane
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation. Go kayaking, stand up paddleboarding or take a trip on a City Cat. Celebrate the... more » Owner description: The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation. Go kayaking, stand up paddleboarding or take a trip on a City Cat. Celebrate the Brisbane River at a Riverfire function or just have a picnic in the riverside parkland. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a great vantage point to see the Brisbane River, or go rock climbing or abseiling with Riverlife Adventure Centre. Try Story Bridge Adventure climb, cycle, rollerblade or go for a jog. Dance with the local aboriginal tribe, Mirrabooka or visit South Bank. However you look at it you can't visit Brisbane without experiencing the River. Then cruise out to Tangalooma Island Resort for a must do experience. Enjoy! « less
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Fingal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Brisbane River is the heart of the city. It winds everywhere and in the CBD it is extra pretty with walks, bridges and the Botanical Gardens. You can take ferries or the Citycat to lots of destinations and then walk or bike back to where you came from.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It dissects the city which gathers on its manicured banks. Great bridges to cross over. Not a lot to like or dislike

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There was a lot to explore on either bank, and many surprise gardens and lights. Nice place to take a long walk at night and admire the cityscape. Only gripe is that the ferries don't come often enough.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took free City Hopper first night from one end to other. very slow but get good overall picture. City Cat great to get anywhere and on time. Also took cruise upriver to Koala Santuary. Very pleasant cruise, commentary was excellent.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Recommend the free City Hopper boat. Takes you along the river stopping at a number of spots so you can hop on and off to explore the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We walked from the Marriott along the river walk to the Botanical Gardens. Sat by the river on one of the many benches and came back through the gardens which were interesting and well laid out.

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Skien Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Take a ride - perfect to combine with the Koala sanctuary. Starts out at 10:00am from South Bank jetty outside State Libraray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Every time I get to Brisbane I like to spend some time contemplating this river. It is always interesting to watch the activity and pleasant to walk the banks. The local authority has wisely set up a walkway to maximise enjoyment of this river, although a part of it was still under repair from the Brisbane floods in 2013. If... More

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Yandina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It is so relaxing to spend the day cruising the beautiful Brisbane River. Stopping off to visit various Brisbane attractions then getting back on board to the next destination. Lots of fun!

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Picton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wanting to explore the Brisbane river we hopped on the city hopper to head to Southbank. The ferry is free and runs from early in the morning till midnight. It's a great service and allows you to explore another part of the city you wouldn't see from the highway such as the Kangaroo Pt Cliffs. My only advice would be... More

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