Very nice walking paths allow you to admire the river in all its beauty .But it can be and was very destructive in flood time
Took the City Cat down river from North Bank (near the Casio area) to New Farm Park. Pay on board, 5.80, or use Go card. The boat had plenty of room and gave magnificent views of the CBD. There is a great photo opportunity as the boat passes under Storey Bridge and past the marina at Kangaroo Point ( to... More
We visited Brisbane for the first time recently, our friends took us on the free ferry service that operates on the Brisbane River (a bit like Melbourne's free City Circle Trams). Very pleasant with plenty to see, and all for free.
It's pretty easy to cross the river, there are a few bridges that link the 2 coasts, or you can take the hop on hop off ferry which will bring you across different alighting points (pay the fare onboard). Will suggest crossing one of the bridges during evening time though, it's quite a nice scene to see.
The Brisbane river is large and wide similar to the Thames in places. There is a hop on hop off free ferry now which is super making it easy to travel between Kangaroo point and the CBD. There are also longer ferry trips up, also down the river well worth trying.
If only the river could talk. The best way to explore is on a city cat to see everything. Tours will give you more information on the history of the river. Read about it in the library. I have survived 2 floods of the Brisbane River. The scenery along the riverbanks is constantly evolving.
A beautiful way to access some of the prime parklands and recreational areas in Brisbane. You can fill a day by hopping on and off the Citycat to explore, or cycle both banks crossing over to make a circuit of it, or run. Also excellent location to view some of Brisbanes prime real estate.
Day tickets allow hop-on hop-off touring with beautiful views of the city and riverside suburbs with air-conditioned inside or close open deck outside viewing which is great for photos. Best on a sunny or partial cloud day but not a rainy day. Extraordinarily cheap touring with access to great stops like the SOuthbank Parklands etc.
The Brisbane River is the heart of Brisbane and with its bends and contours flows past many suburbs all with their own identity. It is infinitely better than Melbourne's Yarra and in addition to the tourists is a major commuting artery for tens of thousands of Brisbanites. The best way to view Brisbane is to do the City Cat trip... More
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