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Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 0428278473
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River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative...

River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative perspective of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene for both locals and visitors with its year-round cruises so don’t leave town without doing at least one tour. River City Cruises is the original and best sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River. During the 1.5 hour guided tour, you will be entertained by the informative commentary while taking advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities as we cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre and the Story Bridge. You will see, we’re not called the RIVER CITY for nothing. The convenient departure location is a short walk from Brisbane’s CBD and the duration of the cruise allows plenty of time for other sightseeing activities or shopping. JOIN RIVER CITY CRUISES FOR A MEMORABLE AND UNIQUE BRISBANE EXPERIENCE WHY CRUISE WITH US? •More than just “a trip on the River” you will be surprised by our colourful history and local legends •Perfect amount of time to see the best of Brisbane •Convenient departure location at South Bank Parklands •Coffee Shop and Licensed Bar •We pride ourselves on personalized service •Souvenir Map with other discount offers HOP ON / HOP OFF OPTION On the 10.30am cruise, guests have the choice of disembarking and using a hop-on/hop-off cruise option, visiting Newstead House, the city’s oldest surviving residence and the monument to the Battle of the Coral Sea, one of the great naval battles of World War II. That done, a short stroll over the Breakfast Creek Bridge will find them in the beer garden of The Breakfast Creek Hotel, built in 1889, one of the city’s defining watering holes and famed for its beer and steaks. (Newstead House open Monday to Thursday / Breakfast Creek Hotel open everyday). Timings for hop off option: Disembark 11.15am – Reboard 1.15pm – Return to South Bank 2.00pm Departs Daily 10.30am and 12.30pm Southbank Parklands Jetty A Adults: $25 Seniors $20 Kids (5-15) $15 Family $60 (2 adults and up to 3 kids under 15years) How to get there: Carparks: South Bank Parklands, Cultural Centre or Convention Centre (all via Grey Street) Train: South Brisbane Railway Station Bus: Cultural Centre Bus Station

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Great way to see Brisbane

Great 2 hour boat cruise up the Brisbane river. Very informative and relaxing. A must do while in the river city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great 2 hour boat cruise up the Brisbane river. Very informative and relaxing. A must do while in the river city.

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on river city cruise southbank today was amazing to see and learn so much the host was great on boarding he took a photo for us an made sure we where happy my daughter had the best time we will be again for sure thanks for a great trip

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Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river cruise must be very enjoyable on a nice sunny day! Unfortunately the weather was windy and our experience was not that good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a group of approx 20 elderly on the cruise yesterday up and down the Brisbane River. Some were on wheelie walkers but we had no trouble coming down the ramp to the boat entrance. Three steps to negotiate into the actual boat didn't prove too much of an obstacle either. Seating was cosy but no one complained. Food (sandwiches... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This was a lovely 90 minute cruise and cost 24 dollars. The staff were friendly and professional and the commentary was interesting and informative. Would highly recommend. Very conveniently located at the big wheel.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We went on the cruise on the Brisbane river, and found it interesting and enjoyable. Only takes 1 hour 30 minutes (unless you disembark for lunch on the morning cruise, then return on the afternoon tour). The boat is not too large, good amenities, morning tea/coffee provided. Also drinks and food can be purchased. Staff were fine. The commentary was... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be interesting as well as enjoyable and hope to see you back on board in the future! Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

Beijing, China
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

One of the older and slower boats on the river and all the better for it. Captain knew his stuff - both the history of the river, attractions and so on, as well as managing the boat - makes for a relaxed journey. Crew were equally as friendly and knowledgeable and genuinely seemed to be enjoying what they were doing.... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. I'll be sure to forward along your comments to the rest of the crew and we hope to see you on board again in the future! Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

i must say very well priced and narrated i enjoyed siting back listening to all the history, the food was delicious and well priced a must do when in Brisbane

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you enjoyed the food and commentary and hope to see you some time again in the future! Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Took this trip on an impulse. The lovely lady asked if we wanted a brochure. When we found out the last trip for the day was in 10 minutes, we said.we're in. I cannot think of a better more relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon. There was plenty of room to move about on the upper deck where you... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you enjoyed the commentary and music on board and thank you for recommending us! We hope to see you again cruising with us in the future. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

Glenelg, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The 1.5hr trip is relaxing (done it before) but not a heap of historice things to see. If you want something to eat on board, make sure you get in early - 40mins for 2 sangers? Also the trip was full of small children and some baby's - too noisy to hear the commentary. Sorry mums and dads, but I... More 

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