90min Brisbane River Cruise/Tour

90min Brisbane River Cruise/Tour

1 hour 30 minutes South Brisbane, Australia

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Have a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise along Brisbane River. Take advantage of several photo opportunities as you glide through the water and see iconic sights such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center and Story Bridge. Learn about the colorful history and local legends through informative and entertaining live commentary as you enjoy morning tea (morning departure only). You have a choice of a morning or afternoon departure and the morning cruise includes an option to hop-off at Newstead to visit the oldest homestead or perhaps have lunch (own expense) at the famous Breakfast Creek Hotel.

Board your vessel for your 1.5-hour river cruise along Brisbane River, the longest river of South East Queensland. The cruise includes live commentary to entertain you with Brisbane's colorful history of the famous and infamous local legends and other interesting stories of the surrounding landscape. 

Take advantage of several photo opportunities as your vessel glides by in view of Brisbane's unique landmarks such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, a heritage listed cliffs that extends along Brisbane River to the mountains and beyond. Take images of the Brisbane's city skyline and admire the heritage listed Story Bridge which connects the north and south suburbs since it opened in 1940. 

Relax and enjoy your journey with your complimentary morning tea (morning departure only) and you will receive a souvenir map of Brisbane City with attached discount offers.

Your boat then makes its way back to Jetty A, Southbank where your tour ends. 

Hop-On Hop-Off Option

If you select the 10.30am cruise, you have a hop-on hop-off cruise option to visit Newstead House, the city's oldest surviving residence and the monument to the Battle of the Coral Sea, one of the great naval battles of World War II. A short stroll over the Breakfast Creek Bridge you will find the beer garden of The Breakfast Creek Hotel, built in 1889, one of the city's defining watering holes and famed for its beer and steaks. You will disembark at Newstead 11:15am, re-board at 1:15pm and return to South Bank by 2pm. 

Note: The Newstead House is opened Friday, Saturday and Sundays only and the Breakfast Creek Hotel is opened daily.


  • 1.5-hour Sight Seeing Cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Morning Tea (10:30am cruise)
  • Souvenir Map of Brisbane City


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


23 Reviews

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Elizabeth D April 2020

Very relaxing. Staff friendly and the commentary was interesting. Good value. Would recommend. Morning tea was delicious


Annette B March 2020

Fun day. Nice peacful trip up and down the Brisbane Rivrt. Good commentary throughout trip. Lovely morning tea provided.


Sharon F February 2020

Great relaxing tour up river with a nice cold drink. Staff were friendly and informative learned a lot.


David B December 2019

Very nice way to get a sense of how well Brisbane uses and takes care of the river. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable… Thank you all very much


Tracey D November 2019

Really lovely morning looking at Brisbane from the river with a good commentary, scones and coffee an added bonus. Would definitely recommend and it is really good value.


Lorraine M October 2019

It was interesting hearing the history - relaxing on top deck and nice morning tea, staff very helpful


Geoffrey M October 2019

A great cruise. Just the right length with good informative commentary. Plus free tea and scone. Highly recommended.


jason b July 2019

Fantastic cruise. Position yourself near a speaker though for a very informative ride. A great way to spend a morning.


kee hong y July 2019

An enjoyable way to travel along Brisbane river. Enjoy the cool breeze and detailed commentary with coffee or tea and pastries. An excellent way to know Brisbane better.


Rebecca T January 2019

Excellent trip and informative on points of interest and history. As we had travelled the western way previously to Lone Pine Sanctuary this trip gave us a better perspective on the eastern passage. We enjoyed it immensely.


Maggie January 2018

Very enjoyable river trip around Brisbane's waterfront. Easy on and off location right in front of the Brisbane wheel near the business district. Captain of the vessel was informative and very entertaining. For an easy day in the city, this was a fun excursion.


mzlizz2012 August 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable trip.Delicious scones for morning tea We took the option of getting off at Breakfast Creek where we enjoyed lunch at the hotel there,one of the oldest in Australia A relaxing day


Bhupinder S August 2017



Nicole Platt March 2020

Morning river cruise was relaxing and great way to see Brisbane, staff very friendly and helpful , seating a bit uncomfortable.


Roy McInnes February 2020

A very relaxing morning with an excellent morning tea. The scones were fantastic. Learning the history and seeing some of the old buildings was interesting. The 2011 flood damage knowledge was a real disaster. Fair value for money.


Noonan L February 2020

Very informative nice cruise . Very good for the price. Lovely morning out , it was very hot morning but the breeze on boat kept us cool. Very relaxing


REBECCA V October 2019

The river cruise staff does a nice job. The cruise itself could be a little longer and travel a little further along the river, but is overall a good value.


Carlos Q August 2019

The crew was very attentive and anxious to please. When we notice the booking on the internet we were not offered the senior citizen discount they reimbursed us the discount in cash. A real indication of their desire to please.


Tamara H August 2019

Relaxing meander for a good distance along the river. Interesting facts and good free pamphlet given out. We booked online and were a bit confused where exactly to meet. It would be easier if the meet instructions said to head to the big wheel spot on the river. We guessed because we saw it in the booking photo but had to ask and be directed. The promenade is quite a big area. Enjoyed the cruise and commentary once we found the boat thanks.


Linda B July 2019

Took the morning cruise, lots to see and hear about. Hopped off at Newstead for lunch.. was hoping to see more around the area, better to view via car.. including Teneriffe. Enjoyed the round house trip


Bianca P January 2019

Informative boat cruise around Brisbane waterway. Nice big boat and very reasonably priced tickets and food on board.


Allan W March 2018

Nice relaxing cruise along Brisbane river to Breakfast Creek and Newstead House - we enjoyed the tour with fresh scones to start and some lovely views on the river.


Anne A September 2017

Brisbane river cruise was enjoyable and relaxing. Weather was fine but a cool wind came through upstream therefore would suggest taking a jumper to keep warm. Blankets were provided on the cruise. Very interesting tour and would recommend to others.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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