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The Brisbane River

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Address: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Description: The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation. Go...
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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River cruising

the constant ferry service on this river is fantastic and a delightful way to view the city. The free City Hopper service is great, This is a MUST do while in Bribane.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

the constant ferry service on this river is fantastic and a delightful way to view the city. The free City Hopper service is great, This is a MUST do while in Bribane.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Make sure to use the river as your starting point for seeing the city. Take a cat ferry, or just walk along the river walk. It's scenic, and vital, and quite beautiful.

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So many ferries, so much to see and do - hop on and hop off the CityCat or the CityHopper. Southbank is a highlight with bustling markets and cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Really great walk. The 'beach' looked quite inviting. Plenty of places to stop to feed and water. Sit and read a book found at the markets in the sweet little park with pretty trees, dappled shade and deck chairs.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While the river is always a muddy color, it is, nonetheless, a lovely day out on one of the citycats. Chitchats are a public transportation which ply up and down the river. Head up to the areas of wealthy homes on the river and head past the city centre, South Bank on the other side, and beyond. Known as the... More 

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

There is a lot to do at Southbank, whether you are interested in action, arts, leisure or just hanging out. Southbank is a large 17 hectares park area right on the Brisbane River opposite the city mall and accessible by walking over Victoria Bridge from the city. For action: you can stroll, walk, jog, run, bike or skate along the... More 

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Woy Woy, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

There is a fantastic running track along the south bank of the Brisbane River. It is also used by walkers and cyclists (beware!) As you walk/run/cycle you get striking views of the ever increasing Brisbane CBD skyline At 7AM there are many people exercising so if you want to be less traffic go earlier or later.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

For an overall view of Brisbane from the river, the City Cat from Hamilton to St Lucia is fantastic. Another great thing to do on the river is the Koorkaburra Queen luncheon cruise. Just lovely and relaxing with a great buffet lunch and music entertainment.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Australia's third largest city does not lie directly on the Pacific Ocean, due to offshore islands like North Stradbroke and Moreton Island. Instead, Queensland's state capital has the Brisbane River, which meanders for several dozen kilometres from its headwaters in inland Ipswich, until it spills into Moreton Bay and salf water. Meandering both through the city's central business district (CBD)... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Most people enjoy the river by looking at it but if you want a really great experience, travel on it and see Brisbane from a different perspective altogether. When I have visitors I take them on the City Cat. You can board at Southbank and travel to the last stop past Hamilton. Get off here and a one minute walk... More 

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