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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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

we found the free hop on hop ferry service fantastic. the ferry took us to the south bank precinct which we were able to explore before following the path along the river to get back to our hotel. combining ferry travel and the pathways is a fantastic way to explore brisbane and what this beautiful city has to offer!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The walkways around the rivers edge are very well setup and feel quite clean & safe in most areas. The bridges and access to restaurants and other facilities is very good. Its worth a days casual walk around

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The first thing that we did when we arrived in Brisbane was to hop on one of the river cruise boats to admire the natural beauty of the river and the beautiful scenery - buildings, ancestral homes, gardens, etc. - along the banks. The cruise costs $25/person and offers a fun way of discovering the history of Brisbane River and... More

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