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The Brisbane River

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Hop on and off the free river ferry for a pleasant and relaxing morning. You see a fair bit of Brisbane from the river and it is very impressive.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The free ferry was worth the trip especially waiting until dark to see the city lights. Helpful and friendly staff

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Compared to other major cities, the quality of the Brisbane river is quite poor and not so good for water sports and activities. I remember swimming in it once when I was younger and coming out brown. Whether that was from dirt or iron, I don't want to know. For a city that bases itself around the river, one would... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

If you are in Brisbane from late October 2014 - the night lights are like confetti. Brisbane is gearing up for the visitors and delegates for G20, so it has gone to extraordinary efforts to make the city look as appealing at night as a carnival of colour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

For a visitor who's a little weary and hungry, you can't go wrong at the Brisbane River. A great variety of dishes caters for all and the atmosphere is brilliant.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Went for a cruise up the river as part of our trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The captain was very informative about the river etc. Also about people and the buildings that line the banks of the river.

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tuscany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

whether you want to have a walk, a run or grab a bycicle, there is a very long and well kept walkway that would take you from the bridge all the way to the downtown Brisbane. You can stop along in one of the many nice restaurants and bars, or grab one of the many ferries for a city sightseen... More

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Agnes Water, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I like the new discovery around each corner of this Brisbane feature. There are cafes and shops along the way and some beautiful surprises.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The walks are perfectly maintained, with paths for cyclists, and separate ones for walkers, all clearly marked. Occasionally the paths become shared, so watch out for the peddlers if you are walking. And there are some good places to stay en route, in particular the Ship Inn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We went on the river boat cruise from Southbank, bought tickets on the boat. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Free coffee/tea and scones available on board. The captain provided excellent commentary with many interesting facts along the way.A little tip that even on a warm day you need an extra layer of clothing for sitting on the upper deck... More

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