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Brisbane River Cruises

By Viator, February 2018

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Winding right through the heart of Brisbane, all the way from Moreton Bay to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the Brisbane River is the lifeblood of Queensland’s capital city. It also offers a fantastic vantage point for sightseeing. Here are your options for river cruises in Brisbane.

Highlights
  • Admire Brisbane’s scenic riverfront including Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the South Bank parklands, and the City Botanical Gardens.
  • Get a crowd-free view of city sights such as the famous Story Bridge, the Wheel of Brisbane, and the Customs House from the water.
  • Combine a scenic cruise with another sightseeing tour or entrance to top Brisbane attractions.

Sightseeing Cruises
A Brisbane River sightseeing cruise offers a comprehensive introduction to the city, with up to three hours on the water and various tour options available. Opt for a hop-on hop-off cruise and jump off to visit Newstead House, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and the Breakfast Creek Hotel; enjoy a full-day Brisbane sightseeing tour; or combine a river cruise with a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane or a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary.

Dining Cruises
Set sail onto the Brisbane River and dine with a view as you cruise around the city. Perhaps tuck into a delicious buffet lunch or dinner and enjoy live music and entertainment on board; indulge in a decadent high tea, accompanied by sparkling wine; or nibble on canapés during a romantic sunset cruise.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise, Brisbane, null
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 172 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 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.66
Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise, Brisbane, Day Cruises
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Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Have a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise along Brisbane River. Take advantage of several photo opportunities as you glide through the water and see iconic sights ...  Read more

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

From USD $21.44
Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Brisbane, Day Cruises
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Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 164 Reviews

Discover Brisbane's historic city centre, river and wildlife on a full-day tour. You'll tour Brisbane's city-centre attractions by coach, take a cruise along ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.76
Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise, Brisbane, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 160 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 City, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.22
Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise, Brisbane, Dining Experiences
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Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

Discover the tropical charm of Brisbane on a three-hour tour of Queensland's capital city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this comprehensive morning tour is ...  Read more

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

From USD $95.37
Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover the cosmopolitan delights and friendly vibe of Brisbane on a day long excursion from the Gold Coast. You’ll see the city center and sights such as ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.76
Brisbane River Dinner Cruise, Brisbane, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 231 Reviews

See the highlights of Brisbane from the water on a dinner cruise aboard a majestic wooden paddlewheeler. Enjoy live entertainment and a contemporary buffet ...  Read more

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

From USD $51.01
Brisbane River High Tea Cruise, Brisbane, Dinner Cruises
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Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Treat yourself to a decadent afternoon of high tea aboard an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. This scenic 2.5-hour cruise on the Brisbane River includes sparkling ...  Read more

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

From USD $36.22

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