The Brisbane River, Brisbane

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#1 of 231 in Nature in Queensland
The Brisbane River provides a handful of ways for you to enjoy the city's ideal climate. Ride the current in a kayak or on a paddleboard, or enjoy a picnic in one of the riverside parks. Head to Kangaroo Point Cliffs for sublime views of the river heading toward Brisbane's city center. Perhaps the best way to experience the river, though, is along the Riverwalk. Here you can stroll a network of pavement along the river banks and even out onto the river itself. Before you head to Brisbane, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Brisbane trip planner , to make sure you see all that Brisbane has to offer, including The Brisbane River.
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  • We have traveled the river up and down on the water taxis and boats. It is a great way to see the city. Brisbane has done a good job using this winding river. Lots of walking areas alongside, even a n...  more »
  • A walk along the Brisbane river at sunset - not a bad way to welcome the evening before finding a restaurant for dinner! Picturesque city scenery provides the backdrop for walking, running or just wat...  more »
  • Plenty offering tours up and down the river it’s as good as any city river in OZ can kayak boat up and down worth a visit.  more »

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Popular with tourists and business travelers, Brisbane's lodgings range from luxurious rental apartments with private pools and city views, to economical hostels just minutes from the main attractions in South Bank and the central business district. To soak up some local flavor at an affordable price, consider the city's inner suburbs. Located just north of the CBD, Spring Hill offers quiet accommodations within striking distance of the lively downtown areas. If you want to explore the city's famous nightlife scene, consider neighborhoods like Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
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