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River City Cruises

Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473
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Brisbane from the Water

Very nice cruise on the Brisbane river.Service is very professional and exactly as described on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Giuseppe L
Fabulous Morning Cruise with Tea & Scones

We were out for our morning walk along Southbank (Visiting Brisbane for a few days) and came across... read more

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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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“morning tea” (24 reviews)
Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice cruise on the Brisbane river.Service is very professional and exactly as described on the website.

Thank Giuseppe L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out for our morning walk along Southbank (Visiting Brisbane for a few days) and came across the Stand for River City Cruises. From the moment Zoe said hello, and with a brief description of the cruise we were sold. We both know a...More

Thank 158karlaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This boat trip leaves from Southbank, Brisbane. The staff are friendly and helpful. A devonshire tea which was very yummy with nice coffee and fresh scones was provided. We had to ask for some scones without cream and the staff member supplied them without any...More

Thank JuneofBrisVegas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

River city cruise a great way to spend a few hours on the Brisbane river. Cost $30 includes scones & jam. You can buy alcohol on board. You catch the boat down at south bank. You can get of at breakfast creek for lunch ect...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I took this trip on a whim from seeing the signs at the entrance. The price of 30 dollars for an hours worth of cruising while learning more about the area and history was worth it

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We took a Stonestreets Travel day tour group aboard River City Cruises for a relaxing morning tea journey on the river last week. Everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the commentary and scrumptious scones! Excellent voyage, great for groups, can't wait to travel...More

Thank Stonestreets_Travel
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Popular trip with most seats taken. Coffee and scone with jam included in price. Lovely relaxed cruise with informative and entertaining commentary. Option to disembark and visit historical house/gardens & be picked up 2hrs later. Enjoyable trip.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very relaxing & peaceful; interesting commentary. Very convenient way to see the city & river. Would recommend, and would take visitors again!

Thank Taurus0514
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Great fast and quick way to see the city! The weather was beautiful and the day was great for cruising. The staff was very pleasant and had great service of food as well. Thank you

Thank Shdal
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This was fun, relaxing, beautiful and informative. The commentaries are fun and different, you go quite a way down the river so you see a different side to Brisbane. The sandwiches were good ! We enjoyed and recommend

Thank Hoops44
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if you take morning cruise and do not hop off at new homestead, when will you get back to city? new homestead will be closed anyway since we r planning to go on wednesday. Thanks
23 September 2016|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
About 12 noon. If you hop off for lunch, if they get my message to inform their travellers to hop off for lunch, they are supposed to pick you up at 1.15 and return you to Southbank by 2.00 pm. Hope that helps. Catherine.
I would like to visit the Australia zoo, but am handicapped with a scooter. Will the tour companies take my scooter, weights total of 62 pounds, breaks into 3 pieces--19, 26 and 28 lbs each. What are the chances of getting a private hire car to take and return me (sorry not going to drive on the wrong side of the road)? Can you recommend a could of companies that would do this???
3 March 2015|
Response from FionaStorey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we did not visit Australia Zoo. I am sure all of the buses take scooters, Australia is great for disabled access. You could try the CROC EXPRESS if you Google it you will get the contacts they provide transport to the... More