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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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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

So much to see along the river.From the old to the new, busy city life and peaceful parks. Great riverside walks, cafes, attractions. This has it all

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

While spending several days in Brisbane walking around the various areas we were very disappointed in the state of the Brisbane River. Whilst the parks and public walking areas are excellent and well kept with plenty to enjoy the River itself is quite an off-putting sight It reminded us of the Thames in England many years ago, it runs into... More

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A group of friends and I hopped on the cityhopper boat and had a nice (free) tour of the Brisbane River. I was amazed at how well the development was planned and managed along most of the river. From parks, to restaurants, to office buildings and residences. Very cool, and well done!

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Canberra, Australia
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255 reviews 255 reviews
38 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The walk along the Brisbane river (from Fortitude Valley to the city) in the evening is really lovely with the buildings and Story Bridge lit up. We strolled past lovers and children eating ice creams while taking in the sights and sounds of the river and the city. One section was being upgraded but there was an easy detour, so... More

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Tewantin
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great experience, staff were polite and helpful. What a great way to travel to our next tourist destination. Enjoyable, and quick way to travel.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed walking along the rivers edge....going through parks...but couldn't the man made beach in the middle of the city, what an asset!!! I took the Cat to Sydney pier...which was also very interesting passing under a few bridges...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The Brisbane river is a wonderful playground. You can take the Hopper, a free ferry service, to most of the major areas along the river. We rode the Hopper from end to end when we first arrived in town in order to orient ourselves and see the city from the river. Bike paths and walking paths can be found on... More

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Villanueva de la Concepcion, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We loved the Brisbane River and we got the cat across the river. The city cat is an affordable way to get across from Kangaroo Point to the City. We found it convenient way to get to the city and it was a fun way for all the family to experience Brisbane.

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Ballina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Its always nice to catch the City Cat in and out of the CBD, the Brisbane river is a great asset to the city and no doubt brings lots of tourists in.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Brisbane river is unique to this city. Ideal for the daily commute or day trip, stopping off at the great parks scattered along the banks.

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