Brisbane with Kids | Fun on the Brisbane River

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Fun on the Brisbane River is something that can be experienced almost all year round. Our generally fantastic weather allows us to get outside and soak up the sunshine with our Brisbane Kids whenever the mood takes us. There are so many enjoyable things to do in Brisbane with kids. We guarantee that they’ll never get bored and will definitely sleep well after exploring these Brisbane River activities.

Fun on the Brisbane River aboard a CityCat

Southbank or New Farm Park are great destinations to explore in Brisbane with kids, however add some fun on the Brisbane River by arriving by CityCat and you’re sure to please your little ones. There are many CityCat terminals within close distance to great spaces for Brisbane Kids to enjoy. For a history lesson whilst experiencing the Brisbane River by CityCat, take a look at the Brisbane City Council’s page CityCat Tour. The site allows viewers to select one of four areas of the river to learn more about the revitalisation of Brisbane’s riverfront over the last 20 years. The entire CityCat fleet is also fitted with WiFi allowing access to UQConnect and EduRoam, TransLink timetable information and Brisbane City Council’s website

CityFerry amusement on the Brisbane River

CityFerries offer a slower pace and more cross river stops, providing even more opportunities for entertainment on the Brisbane River. Together with the CityCat, they give access to most places along the river, with nine CityFerries travelling between a network of 24 terminals stretching from The University of Queensland at St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.

Get a free ride with CityHopper to really enjoy the Brisbane River

After some low-cost excitement on the Brisbane River? The CityHopper ferry service 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 ferry terminals and allows you to discover Brisbane for free. Ferries run every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.

Go kayaking and make your own fun on the Brisbane River

Brisbane Kids aged over 8 years may like to amuse themselves on the Brisbane River in a kayak. Riverlife’s qualified and experienced instructors run day and night kayaking adventures for people of all skill levels to experience the Brisbane River up close.  Departing from Kangaroo Point Cliffs, participants have the chance to see some of Brisbane’s landmarks such as the Brisbane Botanical Gardens and Mangroves, the Maritime Museum, South Bank Parklands, or paddle all the way up and under the Story Bridge to Mowbray Park, depending on the tide at the time.

Fishing for pleasure on the Brisbane River

What better way to enjoy some time on the Brisbane River than to get out there and see what’s living in it. There are ample fishing opportunities along the Brisbane River, and many of these spots also feature enjoyable parks along the river banks if your Brisbane Kids tire of trying to catch a big one. Try fishing from Newstead Park at the mouth of Breakfast Creek and anywhere along the boardwalk adjacent with your Brisbane Kids and they may just find their newest hobby.

Excitement on the Brisbane River Cruises

For the ultimate fun on the Brisbane River, book yourself on to a cruise. Some of the most well-known cruises include the Kookaburra River Queens, which also provides meal options and a commentary, or Mirimar Cruises, who do a fantastic Koala and River Cruise that takes passengers all the way up the river to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Rediscover Brisbane with Kids – take advantage of our fantastic weather and have some fun on the Brisbane River this weekend. If you want more information on the public transport around Brisbane then head to the Brisbane City Council Website

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