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The Brisbane River

Address: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 142 Attractions in Brisbane
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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!
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

if you ever in Brisbane you must do the city cat up the river an do it 1 st doing the day an the do it at night its lovely to see all the great building of Brisbane an old building of Brisbane lot up at night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It is a very pleasant day on the river, hopping on & off the ferry. You can choose for the city cats or the tourist ferry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We got a train from Ferny Grove and the ticket also got us on the City Cat ferry and we cruised up to Bretts wharf and then did the return trip. See the city from a different perspective. South Bank is a must see place if you're visiting Brisbane with a market, bathing area, man made stream and lovely paths... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The river snakes through the city and is an adventure playground for everyone. Food, wine, music, art, shopping, boating, rock climbing, coffee, and lots more - great place to spend time in this beauiful city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Friendly helpful crew. Relaxing way to see the city sights. Do stop at Southbank for coffee and a stroll around the parklands and pool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Take the opportunity to hop on a city cat ferry and cruise the river for a couple of hours and catch the sights. Well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I always look forward to seeing the river and the surrounding scenery everytime I go to the city and always enjoy the river side walks. But recently, my husband and I took a cruise up and down the river twice in one day. We took a lunch hour cruise with the Kookuburra Queen Paddle Wheeler and to our amazement it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The boss and I spent 2 days in Brisbane just after Christmas. We quickly discovered the free City Hopper ferry service. A superb service used by locals as their means of transport and tourists like us to see the city and enjoy short cruises. Brisbane and it's river aren't the most scenic places in the world but they are nevertheless... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

But its a wonderful part of Brisbane, there is so much to do. You can cycle (hire bikes from the riverlife centre), segways, walk, kayak or just sit and chill by the side of it. I love the view in a morning when I wake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Beautiful place and I did a park run (5k run) with family. Weather was great and the people are welcoming. Nice city and sky line to.

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