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The Brisbane River

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 428 278 473
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Brisbane River Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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US$48.61*
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Saturday Night Brisbane Kayak Tour with Optional BBQ Dinner
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Brisbane River Dinner Cruise
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Any time of the year is good to go for a stroll along the Brisbane River: middle of the day in winter, evenings in summer are gorgeous, crisp autumn and spring mornings.... Fireworks during River Fire, Christmas and New Year are awesome!

Thank thebollaerts
Reviewed 2 days ago

A major feature of Brisbane, divides the north from the south, lots of good walks , probably best around Southbank. If you have time, a boat trip will show there is more to the city than just the CBD. Towards Hamilton, you will see the...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brisbane City is located on the banks of brisbane river.Brisbane council has managed to provided very good connectivity of CBD with help of city ferry on the river.Story Bridge on this river is gem of brisbane.You have city botanic garden where u get view of...More

Thank indianfoodtraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I with friends took a beautiful boat up the Brisbane river. What can I say “amazing”. The river is beautiful 😀

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ventured down to the river to utilise the run/walk/cycle track for a morning run. We started at the stairs, run around past Southbank, QUT, the Botanic Gardens and across the Storey Bridge back to the stairs which was roughly 7km. Really great area with lots...More

Thank Alannah T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Big and fabulous, loved the walking around the river, fantastic nature, beautiful views! Clean and fresh

Thank adrianamariah2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not the most pleasant looking river, not that there is not much of it. I was disappointed to see very little foreshore near the City centre with high rise almost to the river banks. Also relatively little activity other than tourist and public transport. There's...More

Thank stefano523
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brisbane has done more than most cities to make the river its main attraction. Get a Go card and use the Citycat to see the city from the leafy upriver suburbs to the city centre to the equally leafy down river suburbs. It is the...More

Thank DustyBillBrisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of great walks along the banks of this very long interesting river, but if your time is limited, start at the Botanical gardens entrance at the corner of Alice and Edward Streets. Don't enter the gardens, but instead follow the easy path...More

Thank ShepLapstone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Brisbane river is alive at 6am with runners, bikers, walkers and commuters. This city wakes up early and the river ya we’ll used for exercise. It does face easy though and can get warm so on especially hot mornings the walk through the botanical...More

Thank Christine F
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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
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