Travelling on water is undoubtedly the best way to soak in sunny Brisbane’s skyline and admire the vivid suite of colourfully-lit city landmarks by night. As you cruise along the inner city stretch of the river, look for the ultra-modern Kurilpa Bridge, the glowing Brisbane Wheel, the historic Treasury Casino, the famous Story Bridge, the impressive Kangaroo Point cliffs.
Popular CityCat sightseeing itineraries include embarking from the cultural, entertainment and parkland precinct at South Bank, winding along the river past the City Botanical Gardens and stopping at the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm for a glass of wine and an exhibition, or a picnic in the sprawling parkland by the CityCat terminal.
CityCats operate every day of the week as a reliable commuter service, running every 15 minutes in peak times. The fleet of 19 CityCats stop at 24 terminals along the Brisbane River, located from the University of Queensland, upstream at St Lucia, to Northshore Hamilton.
Passengers can pay their fare using a pre-paid, reusable electronic transport card, known as a GO Card. This card is valid for CityCats, CityFerries, city trains and buses, and is used by touching the card to the circular sensor when boarding and leaving the transport service. GO Cards can be bought from stations, 7Elevens and many newsagents.