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The Brisbane River

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473
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US$ 31.24*
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Brisbane River Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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US$ 50.47*
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Saturday Night Brisbane Kayak Tour with Optional BBQ Dinner
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US$ 52.07*
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Friday Night Brisbane Kayak Tour with Optional Prawn Dinner
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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, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a lot of time walking along the river by day and evening. So many excellent food places. The Ferris Wheel was a hit and we also took in a performance at the performing Arts Gallery.

Thank Jennerc10
Reviewed 4 days ago

Once in Brisbane you´ll have to cross the river via bridge to access the city centre. Its nice to take a walk along the river with nice views on Brisbane.

Thank jen112017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect weather, it was beautiful. These photos were taken on the Kookaburra Queen. We had a buffet dinner, the food and service was good.

Thank Anne2marie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The river is central to the Brisbane landscape, but coupled with the amazing Queensland weather what a walk along the river. I went from the CBD, past the botanical gardens, QUT campus to Southbank in the evening. Beautiful. Pleasant and felt very safe.

Thank Margherita_Lover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brisbane is a unique city because its river will taken you on a journey through different lifestyles, entertainment, bridges, history and scenery you will never forget. You will marvel at its uniqueness or even beauty but you will also have empathy for the people of...More

Thank Kaye M
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit, we took a Kookaburra Showboat Cruise along the Brisbane River and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cruise included not only commentary on points of interest as we passed, but also live entertainment in the form of pop standard vocals and instrumentals. The...More

Thank njcavalier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit we were in Brisbane pre cruising to Papua New Guinea we stayed 3 days in Brisbane city and spent lots of time on the river traveling up and down on the free ferry's and the cat great photos huge...More

Thank endlessumers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Brisbane river walk is great and offers many things for your visit. The busy pathway sees bikers, walkers and runner operating in harmony. Everyone walks on the left side and follows the rules of the road. The river traffic - boats, ferries and jet...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the seadeck cruise and enjoyed the city lights and travelled up to the gateway bridge and enjoyed it a lot.

Thank Kruiza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Life around the river in the city is good! Public spaces have been so well planned and are a pleasure to spend time in. Go on foot and ferry and enjoy!

Thank Adrianna M
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Response from xtrafox | Reviewed this property |
the streets have parking meters excluding Queen St. the river is a long place depends where you want to go. Myers has a large car park station southside has various parks on road and parking stations. and the ferry takes... More