River City Cruises

Multiple Locations

The river is central to the story of Brisbane and there is no better way to gain a feeling for the dynamic city and its unique relaxed lifestyle than to travel its river and sit back and watch the city and its people at work and play. 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 one and a half 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. Daily departures 10.30am and 12.30pm - Jetty A South Bank Parklands. Take advantage of the onboard Coffee Shop and enjoy a Souvenir Map including other discount offers.

Join River City Cruises for a memorable and unique Brisbane experience.

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Brisbane River Sightseeing Tour

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.

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. You will see, they're not called the River city for nothing.

Join River City Cruises for a memorable and unique Brisbane experience.

Why cruise with them?
More than just "a trip on the River" you will be surprised by their 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
They pride themselves on personalised service
Souvenir Map with other discount offers

Hop on/hop off option 10.30am cruise only.

Visit Newstead House and The Breakfast Creek Hotel (Newstead House open Tuesday to Friday/ Breakfast Creek Hotel open everyday). Timings for hop off option: Disembark 11.15am - Reboard 1.15pm - Return to South Bank 2.00pm.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$15 $29

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Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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