The Brisbane River, Brisbane

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#1 of 121 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 itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Brisbane has to offer, including The Brisbane River.
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  • August 16, 2017
    In the meandering Brisbane River, plays an important role as a public transportation route. Running a free ferry and ferry charges apply where must travel or move.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We spent a lot of time walking along the river by day and evening. So many excellent food places. The Ferris Wheel was a hit and we also took in a performance at the performing Arts Gallery.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Once in Brisbane you´ll have to cross the river via bridge to access the city centre. Its nice to take a walk along the river with nice views on Brisbane.  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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