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Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

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Explore the best of Brisbane on this relaxing cruise along the Brisbane River. Learn about the history of the city and its legends while taking in sights such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center, and Story Bridge. If you choose the morning departure, there is the option to hop-off and explore Newstead House or grab a bite at the Breakfast Creek Hotel.
  • Catch the highlights of Brisbane on a family-friendly river cruise
  • Enjoy informative commentary about the city and its history
  • See landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Story Bridge
  • Visit the Newstead House during the morning departure
What to Expect
Hop aboard your cruise boat in front of the famous Wheel of Brisbane to begin your tour down the Brisbane River. Throughout the cruise enjoy informative, live commentary on the history and legends of the surrounding sights. Relax on board and snap some photos of Brisbane’s landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, which extend out to the mountains, and Story Bridge, built in 1940 and connects the north and south suburbs. There are two departures for this river cruise. The morning departure has the option to hop-off at Newstead House, the city’s oldest surviving residence, and explore the monument of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Here you can have a bite at The Breakfast Creek Hotel—at your own expense—before heading back to the city center.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1.5-hour Sight Seeing Cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Morning Tea (10:30am cruise)
  • Hop-on hop-off at Newstead (morning only)
  • Souvenir Map of Brisbane City
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Iain Head wrote a review Jul 5
1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the moment we arrived and greeted by the Skipper who came across very polite and friendly. To the amazing Cruise with great history information provided by the Skipper who knows Brisbanes History down the river very well. His delivery was second to none of all other tours I
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Carrissa A wrote a review Jul 4
Moreton Bay Region, Australia5 contributions
Super friendly staff and very informative. We had a lovely morning cruising the river and enjoying our complimentary morning tea.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Harminder S wrote a review Jun 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect way to soak sun and beauty of Brisbane. Staff was friendly, complimentary tea is served with more options to buy at own. Relaxed time with beautiful views👌🏻, worthy to go.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Janine H wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
I took my 3 grandhildren as a birthday treat and they were given a hat each as a gift. The food was good and the crew were happy and attentive to our needs.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Malcolm P wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This cruise was on an overcast day with bright intervals, which didn't matter if it rained because it was undercover and so we travelled on the upper deck. Which I feel gave us the better viewpoint. The crew were very friendly and the descriptive talk was very knowledgable and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Great way to see Brisbane and learn something of the city's origins and past.
The commentary along the way was very informative. Staff were very friendly, courteous and obliging. Great way to s
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Cruise to lunch tour
The cruise was not rushed, Devonshire tea was plentiful and coffee hot. The meal at the Breakfast Creek Hotel was m
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Excellent lunch
Fun but informative commentary on a very wet day, nice and dry inside the boat. Very welcome free coffee and cake o
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Cruise & Lunch Breakfast Creek Hotel
Cruise was great, relaxed with excellent informative commentary. Got off for Lunch at the breakfast creek hotel, g
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Informative, Fun and Relaxing Cruise
This is our first time visiting Brisbane. The narrative was very informative. The sound system was excellent. My h
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DavidandDenise L
Wonderful Brisbane River Cruise
We highly recommend this wonderful Brisbane river cruise. We took the Morning Tea Cruise. Tea, Coffee and scones wi
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Great commentary on the sights along the river & wonderful lunch at the pub. Enjoyed the free drinks Would cruise
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Mary R
Enjoyable One-way River Ride
We were a group of six. All personnel rated a five star. The view from the top deck of the boat was picturesque. Th
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Great Experience
The cruise was very informative and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. A great way to see and learn more ab
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Well worth a tour
Loved our cruise down the river and back. The commentary is interesting and was a good balance of history and infor
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Excellent value for money.
This was an excellent cruise and great value for money. The trip up river was interesting with excellent commentary
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wonderful day
What a wonderful cruise the boat was very comfortable and the crew were so friendly.There was great commentary give
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Fabulous fun and easy.
Easy to purchase tickets, easy to find Jetty, easy to board. Crew were lovely and fun. View was fabulous. Lunch
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Good value for money
Very friendly and helpful crew. Good value for money and very informative with great views. Tick all the boxes for
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Enjoyable Brisbane river cruise to lunch and back
We enjoyed our trip with River City Cruises. Friendly staff, interesting river sights and commentary, relaxing pac
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Key Details
  • Newstead House, Story Bridge, and 3 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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