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Hop aboard your 1.5-hour cruise 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.

Locations visited
The Brisbane River
Newstead House
Story Bridge
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Overview
Explore the best of Brisbane on this relaxing 1.5-hour 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.
Highlights
  • Catch the highlights of Brisbane on a 1.5-hour, 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Best Way to See Brisbane

I went on the 10:30 cruise today - it was fantastic! Staff were very nice, the commentary was awesome and very informative, the boat was comfortable with uninterrupted views. Morning tea was also included! Scones were amazing. Wouldn't change a thing. I defintely recommend this...More

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Allyson Thank you for your fabulous feedback - we agree - those scones are amazing!! So glad you enjoyed the tour

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Relaxing and informative

A great way to spend 90mins in Brisbane. A gentle ride on the river with good commentary and relaxing music.

Thank Andrea K
carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Andrea So glad you enjoyed cruising with us! Regards,...Carolyn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoy a scenic cruise with open air access on brisbane river

What a lovely way to spend a few hours on MV Neptune and cruise the brisbane river. She might be over 50 years ild but the MV Neptune is comfortable and a nostalgic trip on a timber Aussie built vessel. Easy access and comfortable. Hop...More

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - thank you for taking the time to write a review and so glad you enjoyed cruising with us Take care .. Carolyn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
10:30am morning cruise

I had some time to kill on the Saturday morning and was considering taking citycat but ultimately decided to join morning your with river sighseeing cruise for couple of reasons: tea and scones (I had to skip breakfast) and commentaries. Boat was not overcrowded, but...More

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - very glad you decided to cruise with us on the River Tour! Thanks for your lovely feedback. Take care .. Carolyn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Lovely tour

Lovely afternoon on the river boat. The crew were very friendly and informative, with a commentary of the cruise adding in interesting facts and history of the city. There is a cafe on board with very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend this informative trip, thanks!

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. Take care .. Carolyn

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merrys76
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Fe_Flyer | Reviewed this property |
That should leave you plenty of time. The Newstead hop-off is entirely optional. If you don't take it, you should be back shorty after noon (check with the crew to be sure). I did do the Newstead tour, and I was back... More
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mausey
May 3, 2018|
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You can book on the day, there were only 4 people who booked on the trip I did. Plenty of room...
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Boris K
April 6, 2018|
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You can purchase your tickets on the jetty. There is usually someone selling tickets for the trip just as you walk to get on the boat. Very easy to do.
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