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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 days ago
Brisbane from the river unravels its unique charm ...

... add the narrative of its history & special features & buildings, and it proves a very memorable morning. Fortunate to have warm sunny winters day. The scones jam & cream helped while away the 1.5 hours. Some passengers hopped off at Breakfast Creek (...More

Thank planetogra
Reviewed 1 week ago
Chilled and relaxed yet so informative!

We did this cruise on a warm Sunday afternoon, and it was really well run with a personable commentary that was full of interesting facts - not pre-recorded. We'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in a bit of history about Brisbane, and about the...More

Thank indras1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Relaxing and great value for money

Lovely way to see Brisbane and learn about its history. Lovely morning coffee with scones and jam! Well worth it and highly recommended.

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 10 July 2018
River Cruise

Great friendly staff. Informative and entertaining narration throughout the cruise or al the sights and history along the River. Well Priced. I would definitely recommend it if you live in Brisbane or are visiting the area. Thank you for the great service.

1  Thank Carmen H
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Sightseeing river cruise with refreshments

From boarding at the South Parklands jetty to Newstead House and return, this was a super river cruise at reasonable cost on the double decker MV Neptune. We went on the mid-morning cruise, sitting near the windows on the lower deck and enjoying the commentary,...More

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merrys76
13 June 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
3 May 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
6 April 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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