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“Great day out on the water ferries” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Brisbane River

The Brisbane River
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 131 Attractions in Brisbane
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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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“Great day out on the water ferries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I got the local bus down to one of the ferry terminals and spent a good hour or 2 just going up and down the river. Te weather was great.

Visited January 2013
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“better at night”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The brisbane river is nice, but it is always brown, the surrounding are nice, but better at nice when you can't really tell the colour and just concentrate on the lights.

Visited January 2013
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“Nice River View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Beautifully located next to Southbank and 360 degree The Wheel Of Brisbane and a large pagoda nearby for picture lover lots of restaurant along Southbank and a university nearby along the Brisbane River Bank.A must to walk along this area.

Visited March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Catch the ferry from Southbank or the city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The City Cat ferry is a great way to get a different view of Brisbane. It makes for a relaxing afternoon if you take a return trip from either Southbank or City side.

Visited December 2012
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“Appreciate what you have”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I come from Indiana, and the Ohio river fronted my hometown. It was big, dirty, polluted, and a hard working river, moving barges of heavy goods and coal, lined with factories and power stations. When I saw the Brisbane River, I thought, how lovely. It had nothing but recreational docks and walkways and parkland along it! It looks clean, and even after it flooded in 2011, it has bounced back to the clean stream it was before.

We took the Batty Boat cruise, upriver to an island where the flying foxes make their roost, and take off and darken the skies at dusk. It was beautiful to see all of the lovely real estate along the river, learn about the bats, and then see and hear them as they took to the sky. I recommend this cruise to anyone!

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