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The Brisbane River

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Address: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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+61 428 278 473
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The Brisbane River is perfect for adventure, leisure and recreation. Go...

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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Brisbane City and River

Brisbane rates as a great place to visit with fantastic facilities in the city (Town Hall Museum) and South Bank (Arts and Museum Precinct as well as the Beach) however a visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brisbane rates as a great place to visit with fantastic facilities in the city (Town Hall Museum) and South Bank (Arts and Museum Precinct as well as the Beach) however a visit wouldn't be complete without a scenic trip on the River Cat. We always take our visitors for a ride and they love it!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A relaxing stroll along the river. You can walk all the way from Southbank past the story bridge. Heaps of places to eat and stop and have a drink along the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With the river snaking it's way through the outer, city centre and pouring into the Bay, there is a lot to see and do. With the expanded walkways through the CBD you regularly see cyclists, joggers and tourists enjoying the surrounds. The river itself pulses with regular city cat ferries, city hopper ferries, barges, tugs and pleasure craft. You will... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much to say about iyt other than this river, is a river. It's wide and slow and not as dirty as it used to be 10 years ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The river is beautiful, you can walk around and find nice restaurants, bars and places to seat and to relax.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I know it's nature but if this water was anything but brown I would give it higher marks. It's a cool snake like river with a lot of activities and views. It is beautiful at night, I even saw a dolphin in this river way up stream!

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Brisbane river offers so many things to so many people, from paths that meander with the river to and from the CBD, to the busy City Cats that buzz from wharf to wharf. We saw people in kayaks, living on their boats, fishing but each was just enjoying being near this beautiful body of water. We got to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

clean modern scenic inviting excellent river with excellent facilities well done brisbane council credit to the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely river. The walking cycling track starting around Southbank is great. Good whether you a just strolling around or doing a hard out work out. I started at the Southbank boardwalk and headed all the way to Kangaroo point. Great views looks like there is plenty of fun things to do or just enjoy the walk. I returned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whatever your age, you will enjoy this beautiful River. If you are of the more adventurous type, you will certainly take one of the river cruise options and view the city form 'outside in', or you may even walk along the beautiful shores in the South Bank Parklands. But if you are more of a leisurely type, don't despair, there... More 

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