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 trip planner , to make sure you see all that Brisbane has to offer, including The Brisbane River.
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  • This is an excellent way to relax and see the sights of Brisbane. You can travel one end of the river to the other on the ferries at no cost. Spectacular views and excellent memories by taking numerou...  more »
  • Took some friends for some 'sight seeing' Brisbane certainly has grown. Some great vantage points from both sides of the river if you are a budding photographer. Very pleasant outing.  more »
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  • We visited in late December and enjoyed exploring the river by cruising on the Rivercat ferry. There are so many lovely areas to visit along the river, from beautiful open parkland areas to bustling restaurant and arts precincts. It is worth getting on and off the ferries to explore the riverbank. The most enjoyable part of exploring the river is the two hour trip downstream from Southbank to Hamilton and return. A great way to get a good perspective of Brisbane.
  • One of the most awesome rivers I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s inspiring place to be filled with great atmosphere. It’s the longest river in South East Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane. A lot of great parks near the riversides are the best places for relaxing, family gathering. Also there are a lot of facilities such as BBQ sets, nice seats water taps and toilets. The Brisbane River hosts numerous events including the Riverfestival and Riverfire (Fireworks). All photos and videos were taken by Maher Aldalabih. Thank you
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