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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  • Beautiful river lovely place to explore by foot or bike.Lots of things to do in and around the city area including the beach area.Always feel safe in this city 24/7 lovely people.  more »
  • very nice and pleasant way to see the city and surrounding suburbs on city cat,or rowers and viewing of fireworks  more »
  • Had some time so went down to the ferry terminal in Hamilton, paid my $4.50 and just stayed on the ferry to do a complete loop. Its a great way to see the river and every alongside it and a trip under...  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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