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Brisbane: River Cruise with Lunch

1. Brisbane: River Cruise with Lunch

Discover Brisbane from the water with this river cruise complete with lunch at one of the city's most popular eateries. Departing from South Bank, set out on a 1.5-hour cruise to explore some of Brisbane's most important sights. During your cruise, see sights such as the South Bank Parklands, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge, New Farm Park, and the Brisbane riverside homes. The sights will be accompanied by an informative commentary about the region as well as a morning tea to satisfy your onboard cravings. The morning cruise will last for 45 minutes until you reach your first port of call. After a short walk from the landing dock, arrive at the Breakfast Creek Hotel where you can enjoy a delicious meal. Choose from a range of dishes such as rump steak, panko calamari, and Caesar salad. From here, you will once again board the boat to cruise back to the dock at South Bank within the luscious Parklands.

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Brisbane: True Crime Tour

2. Brisbane: True Crime Tour

Uncover Brisbane's macabre criminal past as you take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest settlements. Over 1.5 hours, be enthralled by stories from your expert guide and discover the mysteries that lie beneath the streets of historic Brisbane. Set off from the meeting point and amble through some of Brisbane's hidden alleyways and nooks, enjoying incredible photo and sightseeing opportunities along the way. Learn about fascinating true crimes stories that never made it into the official history books.  Join an investigation into a dark and crime-ridden history, and see if you can piece the facts together for yourself.

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Brisbane: Midday River Sightseeing Cruise

3. Brisbane: Midday River Sightseeing Cruise

Depart from South Bank Parklands at 12:30 PM on board MV Neptune and enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour of Brisbane by boat. You’ll be entertained by the informative commentary of your guide while taking advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities.  Cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the city center, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, New Farm Park, and the Story Bridge.

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Brisbane: Sightseeing River Cruise with Morning Tea

4. Brisbane: Sightseeing River Cruise with Morning Tea

Experience the original sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River, as you sip your morning tea. During this 1.5 hour guided tour, you will be entertained by informative commentary, while taking advantage of  fantastic photo opportunities. Cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights, including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the city center, and the Story Bridge.    Enjoy this interesting, cost-effective, and informative tour of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene, ideal for both locals and visitors. Available year-round, you don’t want to miss out on this beautiful and relaxing tour.  

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Brisbane: Guided River Kayak Tour

5. Brisbane: Guided River Kayak Tour

Discover the city of Brisbane from the water with a river kayaking tour, no matter if you are a first-timer or an experienced kayaker. Get to grips with your kayak with a full instructive introduction by staff before heading out onto the water with your guide. Then explore the city for 1.5 hours with a local guide leading the way down the Brisbane River. Pilot your own kayak and paddle your way past landmarks such as the Story Bridge or South Bank while listening to all sorts of anecdotes about the city. With sunscreen and all equipment included, all you will need to worry about is taking in the sights and enjoying the adventure with your kayaking group.

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Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

6. Brisbane: City Highlights Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Explore the sights in Brisbane with a smartphone audio tour. Use the unique navigation function to help you custom build walking routes to suit your interests. Listen to the audio commentary to hear the history behind different sites.  Dive into the culture and history of the city, as you see iconic landmarks. Hear the story behind how Story Bridge was built. Stroll through the riverside City Botanic Gardens. View the old quarry cliffs Kangaroo Point park.  Have the freedom to start or stop the tour whenever you wish. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots.

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Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

7. Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you get to know the real Brisbane. See iconic Brisbane sights such as The Story Bridge, Eagle Street Pier, City Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge. There will be times for your tour guides to snap photos of you as you enjoy the tour. 

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From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

8. From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

Your guide begins the adventure by letting the tires down on the 4WD and hitting the surf beach. Make your way towards Fort Bribie WWII Bunkers along the sand. Stop to view wildlife and the various lagoons along the way. After an informative, historical tour of the WWII bunkers, this is when the real adventure begins! The scenery changes from rugged Australian bush to open forests, swampy wetlands and dirt roads, all in the blink of an eye as you head inland and hit the 4WD tracks of the Bribie Island National Park. Following a stop for lunch, enjoy the opportunity to see local kangaroos, goannas and other wildlife at Poverty Creek. Next enjoy the serenity and the stunning views of The Glass House Mountains. After a picnic lunch and group photo in front of the Pumicestone Passage, continue along the 4WD track to White Patch.

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The Best of Brisbane Bicycle Tour

9. The Best of Brisbane Bicycle Tour

Take a 2 or 3.5-hour guided bicycle tour from South Bank Parklands, and ride to historic Kangaroo Point. Continue over the iconic Story Bridge to the charming suburb of New Farm. Ride down tree-lined streets and into New Farm Park, a lovely site with riverside picnic spots, cycling paths and playgrounds. Stop here for a picnic tea break, and to enjoy the river view. After the break you’ll head to the inner suburb of Teneriffe to see the many heritage sites that are being revitalized. Gradually you’ll wind your way back along the waterfront, where some of Brisbane's finest riverfront restaurants are located.  Pedal through the City Botanic Gardens, and see the outdoor sculptures and an impressive collection of native and exotic plants. The tour ends back at the starting point in South Bank Parklands. The total biking distance may vary depending on the riding skills and interests of your group.

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From Brisbane or Gold Coast: Sirromet Winery Half-Day Out

10. From Brisbane or Gold Coast: Sirromet Winery Half-Day Out

Visit the award-winning Sirromet winery on a half-day trip from Brisbane or Gold Coast. Discover the Granite Belt’s incredible wines, then head into Brisbane for lunch at one of the city’s top restaurants. Start your tour with hotel pickup, then drive towards Mount Cotton. Once you arrive at Sirromet, enjoy a 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour of this family-run hilltop winery. You’ll have the chance to taste some of the delicious wines produced by the winery after the tour. Return to Brisbane and top off your experience with a set menu lunch at Lurleen’s.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Not something I would usually do, but very glad we did. Relaxing way to travel along the river. My wife enjoyed the scones and coffee while I enjoyed a beer. Staff were very friendly and informative. Would definitely do this again.

Excellent guide, very clear and spoke very well, we enjoyed the tour and would recommend it, you also get to see parts of the city you might not have seen

great walking tour of Brisbane, Guide was very knowledgeable and very entertaining

We had a great night, guide knowledgeable and able to answer our questions.

Awesome experience, probably the best way to see Brisbane