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Brisbane River

Brisbane is a city shaped by the river. It is a city of long walks in the summer dusk and riverside picnics on weekends. Bringing natural life to the urban scape, the Brisbane River is the site of many of Brisbane’s best attractions, events and everyday joys.

Popular activities on the Brisbane River include kayaking through the city at night, exploring the river on a CityCat, taking a dining river cruise or catching a local ferry to reach the opposite shore. Climbing the Kangaroo Point Cliffs on the river’s edge is a popular evening activity, and many residents and visitors alike enjoy climbing the famous Story Bridge, dining at South Bank by the water and relaxing with a drink at Eagle Street Pier.

You can also take a walk through the City Botanical Gardens that follow the northern river’s edge, see a live show at the famous Riverstage, look across the urban night from a Gallery of Modern Art ‘Up Late’ event, or read by the river from a peaceful seat on the State Library Queensland deck.

Practical Info

There are a number of ways to easily explore the Brisbane River. Travelling on the river by CityCat is quick, cheap and easy. Bikeways and walkways follow much of the river’s edge, and there are five inner-city pedestrian bridges to help you weave your way between the north and south banks.

If you feel like joining the many enthusiastic cyclists along the Brisbane River, try the CityCycle hire scheme available to residents and visitors across the inner city.

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Saturday Night Brisbane Kayak Tour with Optional BBQ Dinner, Brisbane, null
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Saturday Night Brisbane Kayak Tour with Optional BBQ Dinner

What better way to unwind after a busy week at work than with a glide up Brisbane’s majestic river on a guided kayak tour. When  you return to shore ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.05
Brisbane River Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Brisbane, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Brisbane River Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Experience an exciting paddleboard adventure on the Brisbane River. Your experienced instructors will teach you the techniques to confidently paddleboard at ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.42
Brisbane Adventure Pass Including Abseiling, Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking, Brisbane, Stand ... 
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Brisbane Adventure Pass Including Abseiling, Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking

Looking for things to do in Brisbane during the Australian summer holiday? This Brisbane Adventure Pass guarantees action-packed fun all summer long. The pass ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $66.35
Friday Night Brisbane Kayak Tour with Optional Prawn Dinner, Brisbane, Climbing
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Friday Night Brisbane Kayak Tour with Optional Prawn Dinner

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

What better way to unwind after a busy week at work than with a glide up Brisbane’s majestic river.

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.05
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise, Brisbane, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 372 Reviews

See Australia’s amazing animals on a day trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from Brisbane. Your river cruise takes you from the bustling waterfront of Southbank ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.98
Brisbane River Dinner Cruise, Brisbane, Day Cruises
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Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 804 Reviews

See the highlights of Brisbane from the water on a dinner cruise aboard a majestic wooden paddlewheeler. Enjoy live entertainment and three course a la carte ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours

From USD $53.86
Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise, Brisbane, Dinner Cruises
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Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 725 Reviews

Glide along the Brisbane River aboard a majestic paddlewheeler for a lunchtime cruise with a great perspective on Brisbane’s waterfront. Get unobstructed views ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.25
Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour, Brisbane, Dining Experiences
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Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour

Let your experienced instructors be your guide you as you glide past the spectacular views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge, South Bank, the Botanic ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $30.44
Brisbane River High Tea Cruise, Brisbane, Segway Tours
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Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Treat yourself to a decadent afternoon of high tea aboard an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. This scenic 2-hour cruise on the Brisbane River includes sparkling ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.27
Brisbane Kayak Tour, Brisbane, Day Cruises
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Brisbane Kayak Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover Brisbane on a guided kayak tour and see the city from a unique angle as you glide along the Brisbane River.  Whether you are a first-timer or an ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.13

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