The Brisbane River, Brisbane

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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 itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Brisbane has to offer, including The Brisbane River.
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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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  • The Brisbane river front is a lovely place to relax, take a walk or jog. One can also go river cruising. The South bank near the Wheel of Brisbane offers a stunning view of the river front and the cit...  more »
  • What a wonderful way to see the sights of the Brisbane river. We took the city cat from Hamilton right through to Milton and return. Very relaxing way to get around and so reasonably priced and easily...  more »
  • Riding the City cat along the Brisbane River is a popular family outing only s weekend. The day out starts with a Southbank visit and then s ride down the rivet the Riverina entrance and back to the o...  more »