Be a Brisbane City Hopper and hop on and off the free Brisbane Ferry Service that operates from South Bank.
The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals. The ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.
Stop 1. Maritime Museum
Visit one of Australia’s largest maritime museums where you will discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family and the children especially enjoy exploring our BIG exhibits such as the warship Diamantina and the lugger Penguin.
Stop 2. Thornton Street
This stop takes you to Kangaroo Point that is famous for the steep Brisbane River cliffs, pretty river vistas and of course Brisbane’s most recognisable icon, the famous Story Bridge. Drop in at the Story Bridge Hotel to soak in the views and have a cold beverage or a meal.
Stop 3. Eagle Street Pier
Home to over 15 restaurants, bars and casual eateries located in the heart of Brisbane, has the city’s best views of Story Bridge. It is also the home to the Kookaburra Queen paddler wheeler that offers fantastic cruises along the Brisbane River including lunch, dinner, morning tea and live entertainment. Every Sunday from 7am to 4pm the pier is transformed into arts and craft market stalls selling wares from handmade clothing to natural organic produce.
Stop 4. Holman Street
Another stop in the Brisbane suburb of Kangaroo Point is right on the doorstep of the Story Bridge and the Captain Burke Park with a great boat-themed playground for the kids. Her you can look up to the underbelly of the towering Story Bridge. The park has a stunning view of the city skyscrapers and is wonderful on a summer’s night.
Stop 5. Dockside
At this stop in Kangaroo Point you will find Dockside Marina and The Landing, Brisbane’s Premier Wedding and Function Centre overlooking the Brisbane River and the Marina.
Stop 6. Sydney Street
The gateway to New Farm, an inner-city Brisbane suburb, boasts tree-lined streets and unique spaces such as Brisbane Powerhouse and the heart of the suburb, New Farm Park. Or take a stroll through Merthyr Park on the river front. This exclusive little band of green wraps around the river for several hundred metres, studded with Poinciana and fig trees and the odd contemplative bench.
Stop 7. North Quay
Located in Brisbane CBD, North Quay ferry terminal is the perfect stop to explore the city sights, do some shopping in Queen Street Mall or visit Treasury Casino. Take the riverside walk to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
As the CityHopper is free, all you need to do is hop on and hop off at your leisure and enjoy taking in the Brisbane River and city sights.
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