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The Brisbane River

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 153 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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Lyon, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I found out about this thanks to a friend who told me about it. The CityHopper service allows you to rediscover Brisbane for free with ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. The CityHopper is a great way to travel around Brisbane, and it's completely FREE!!!! I was very impressed with the service and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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124 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Where to start? The river is a focal point of Brisbane, dividing the city in half. Suggest you first try the ferries to get an idea of the scale of the river from the water level. These meander up and down the river from the lower reaches at Hamilton to the University of Qld, stopping at over 20 terminals. On... More

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Toowoon Bay, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A great way to see the city is to journey on the Jetcat up and down the river. Hop off at the powerhouse and have a great coffee or meal. Service runs regularly and very clean. Unlike Sydney you can actually see out of the windows. Reasonably priced. I like to sit outside and go down as far as Morton... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The 'originally' named Brisbane River, is one of the more impressive rivers from major cities on the Planet. At just over 200 miles in length and 22 meters wide at most of its central crossings, it is a wonderful addition the Brisbane experience. From the wonderful walkways that hug the river on both sides as it wanders through the city... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Whether it is half an hour or several hours, time on the water is always relaxing. What a great way to see Brisbane and the ferries are free. Walk on and walk off. We prefer the smaller ferries but the larger cats are good and go further. We visit Brisbane 4 or 5 times a year and always catch a... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

City cat Ferry,just sit back and enjoy the view,no hassle plenty of seats and space,good value for the price of a ticket

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

In Brisbane for a conference, I found that the city cat was a great way to travel from my hotel to the conference centre. Using a go card the fare was minimal and the journey was invigorating. The trip is faster than by taxi as there is no traffic.

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Hop onto one of the river ferries and take some time to enjoy Brisbane's river. Lots of attractions along the journey and a fabulous way to send an afternoon. Hop on and hop off for coffee along the way.

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Best way to get around Brisbane and great views too. Quick and Easy to use with a travel card purchased at train station can be used all over Queensland

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

its free (and red - the blue city cat charges fares.) Spent a lovely hour doing the whole trip from Eagle Street Pier. An ideal way to see the Brisbane River

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