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Good free ferry service

We used this free ferry on the Brisbane river right across our 3 day stay. It only comes every half... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Relaxing trip

This City Hopper ferry is council operating Free service to local and tourist starting at 6a.m. to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 20, 2016

My daughter loves catching the ferry to the city or QPAC. We went to the Lion King, stayed at an apartment near Cairns St, Kangaroo Point, and had no need for a car.

3  Thank Nicole T
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 29, 2016

The City Hopper is free and we were looking forward to a leisurely trip down the river and back. We were able to get seats on the upper deck and right after the boat left the dock I stood to take a picture. The captain...More

3  Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We used this free ferry on the Brisbane river right across our 3 day stay. It only comes every half hour but there is an up and down stream route and schedule on line as well as printed brochure so it's easy to get to...More

Thank kams1508
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This City Hopper ferry is council operating Free service to local and tourist starting at 6a.m. to midnight 7 days a week cruising around CBD up/down steam on Brisbane River. We started the journey from the North Quay pier (next to Treasury Casino) down steam...More

Thank Kittisuda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have used the City Hopper just recently & found it more comfortable & friendlier than catching the City Cats. Caught one back to home & it was clean & opportunity to enjoy the Brisbane River as we all should😎😎

Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good way to see central Brisbane skyline for free. Lovely small craft plying the river can get a bit busy but it is always a pleasure to see the sights.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 6 days ago

FREE to use and regular. What a great way to get a river trip and work your way around Brisbane, particularly on an hot day, when there is a cooling wind on the river. JFDI !

Thank 14pms02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is easy to hop onto one of this and enjoy the view of the city... kids enjoyed the ride so do the adults. Breeze can be quite cold as we took it in the evening time. A few docks to board the ride namely north...More

Thank JamieT2193
Reviewed 1 week ago

great way to see Brisbane River and parts of the city from river, and free. most impressed. well done Brisbane.

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

The City Hopper is fantastic.Whenever we are in town we hop on, go for a ride get off where ever takes our fancy, last time was Dockside, Kangaroo Point. We went to the story Bridge hotel with family. Had an amazing lunch and a couple...More

Thank Seaside63776546099
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few days in Brisbane and passed up expensive lunch cruises and opted to take the City Hopper along the river. A lovely local recommended us getting off at Southbank 3 so we did. We used the hopper to go back to our...More

Thank Irene G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to have a look along the river. Ferry took ages to arrive. Was very slow to get up to the bridge. I ended up getting off, and paying the fare on the paid ferries to have a look around. Got to see further down...More

Thank Andrew P
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from lellydw | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does, there are free ferry plus thepay ones.
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Jenny1960_11 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how you get from Surfer's Paradise to Brisbane. I would allow a full day to allow getting the light rail from Florida Gardens stop to Helensvale. You need to swap to the train heading to Brisbane. Get off at... More
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Hope its not too late for a reply. A full round trip will take about 90 mins. Keep in mind it is a straight line from one end, stopping all stops to the other end. It then returns stopping at all the same stops on... More