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Brisbane Morning Guided Cruise with Tea
- M V Neptune: This boutique-style vessel provides a relaxing way to see Brisbane's best views. You also get a free souvenir map and local attraction discount vouchers.
- Guided commentary: Our lively guide will tell you about Brisbane's fascinating past and exciting present. You'll also have opportunities to take great pictures of the city.
- Tea time: As you cruise the Brisbane River, enjoy the Australian tradition of drinking tea and nibbling on delicious scones. What a great way to begin the day!
About this Brisbane Tour
You may not expect a city originally founded to house the worst of Australia's convict colony to be one of the hippest cities in Australia. But that inauspicious beginning is just part of Brisbane's story. Brisbane is the third-biggest city in Australia and the capital of Queensland. And since the city's central business district is located on the water, taking this morning river cruise is a relaxing and entertaining way to see the city for yourself.
Your cruise will start and end by the Wheel of Brisbane, the city's big Ferris wheel and big attraction. As you go up and down the river, a guide will tell you stories. Like about the Story Bridge (no pun intended). This bridge, the longest cantilevered bridge in Australia, is like San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. The center of action in the city, day or night.
As you pass by the Story Bridge, you might even see some intrepid climbers going up the structure. Amazing. Another place you might see climbers is at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Rock climbers with a variety of styles make their way up and down these (mostly) natural wonders. Some of the old-school convicts helped make those cliffs by mining the rock.
Other sights visible from the boat include Parliament House, the city's botanic gardens, and the South Bank Parklands, the city's most popular attraction. If you take the 10:30 a.m. cruise, you also get hop on/hop off options at Newstead House, the city's oldest surviving residence. Or go have lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel. Either way, enjoy your day.
Friends or foes?
The Battle of Brisbane raged for two days in 1942, not between the Axis and the Allies, but between American service members and Australian service members and townspeople. That's right, allies, at least in name. Resentments between the groups ran high, due in no small part to the GIs having better access to goods and services and better pay. Violence erupted for two nights, killing one and injuring hundreds.
Please make your own way to Southbank Parklands and look for the tour signs.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
This tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility. It is not fully wheelchair accessible.
Water Sports, Cultural, Budget, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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