South Bank Parklands: Our most recommended tours and activities

Brisbane: Midday River Sightseeing Cruise

Brisbane: Midday River Sightseeing Cruise

Discover Brisbane on a fun city cruise and learn all about the area from a local guide. See the highlights of Brisbane and snap great photos along the way. Enjoy 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. The commentary will tell you some of the history of Brisbane and point out the historical and contemporary landmarks of the city

Brisbane: River Cruise with Lunch

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 3.5-hour cruise and lunch experience 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. Arrive at the Newstead House Public Pontoon and after a short walk from the landing dock enjoy a delicious meal at the Breakfast Creek Hotel. From here, you will once again board the boat to cruise back to the dock at South Bank within the luscious Parklands.

Brisbane: Attractions & Sightseeing Segway Tour

Brisbane: Attractions & Sightseeing Segway 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 30 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. Your friendly, local guide will help you to get to know the real Brisbane. Travel 12 km and visit Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands, the Goodwill Bridge, and the City Botanical Gardens.

Brisbane: Highlights Daytime or Nighttime Segway Tour

Brisbane: Highlights Daytime or Nighttime Segway 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. 

Lone Pine and Brisbane City Highlights

Lone Pine and Brisbane City Highlights

Please see Shore Tours if you are coming from Port It is guaranteed that you will have a ball in Queensland, where Australia shines and spectacular day tour options, sightseeing and nature experiences abound. Our Trip is unique because we are able to tailor it to your needs and change our times to suit how long you want to spend in a particular destination. Spend a day exploring the heart of Brisbane. View the historic buildings of Queensland’s capital city, discover the atmosphere of the South Bank Parklands, enjoy panoramic views from the Kangaroo Lookout and even take a photo with koala bear at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Fall in love with Australia’s fastest growing city’s relaxed lifestyle, unsurpassed weather, and access to an amazing array of “Australian experiences”.  Let us show you around the Beautiful River City.

Discover Brisbane by Land and by River – Private tour

Discover Brisbane by Land and by River – Private tour

Brisbane is considered one of the largest cities in the world in terms of size but is a modest and walkable city of 2 million inhabitants. Brisbane was named after the river that bathes the entire city. The modern buildings and express boulevards represent the city's rapid development over the years and it´s eclectic diversity. Beautiful Brisbane is famous for its parks and leisure areas, where you can spend time with family and friends. A local typically Australian custom is to use these spaces to have an outdoor barbecue or to just relax and watch the world go by. Our specialist will wait at your centrally located hotel to begin the walking tour of the city's most intriguing attractions. We'll first pass the old windmill and the historic Brisbane Arcade with its beautiful Victorian-era architecture. We will next visit King George Square and see Brisbane's second city hall. On the way to the older Queensland Treasury Building (now Treasury Casino), we will stroll through Brisbane's oldest alleyway to learn about the past of Brisbane's convicts who gave rise to this amazing city. We'll also get a glimpse of Brisbane's emerging street art scene. Next, we will head to the City Botanic Gardens, located in the southeast of the Brisbane River Peninsula, home to Brisbane's Central Business District. And we will pass The Wheel of Brisbane, which is 60 meters (almost 200 feet) high and was erected in 2008 at the northern entrance to South Bank Parklands. We will continue passing by the Queensland Parliament House and learn a little about the building's unique history. Arriving at Reddacliff Place, you will arrive in one of the original settlement places of Brisbane and learn a little more about its fascinating history. Your local expert will next lead you to the river boat guide allowing you to enjoy an amazing one hour cruise up and down the Brisbane River. Here you will sit back and relax as you leisurely cruise along Brisbane's calm waterways, taking in the beautiful views of the city and surrounding suburbs. Enjoy the sights including the surrounding City Riverside, Kangaroo Point, The Story Bridge, The Powerhouse, and other historic famous landmarks. In the afternoon the itinerary is reversed, starting with the cruise and ending with the guide leaving you at the central hotel. Boarding point: Cultural Center Public Jetty, Cultural Center Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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What people are saying about South Bank Parklands

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Matt was great at showing us how to ride a Segway and was very patient. On the Tour he pointed out many places of interest. He also took some photos and video’d us to capture some memories. A great experience and good value for money.

Boat very clean and Staff friendly and helpful. Complimentary tea and coffee was a nice touch. Commentary could provide more information about places and buildings we pass on tour than it does. Happy with our experience overall.

Matt was super, showed us how to ride, toured us around. He was always conscious of our group and. Wry patient with us gray haired, novice riders. Was a great experience, super fun, good value.

The tour hose was friendly, informative and helpful. Would recommend to anyone, 100% worth it

Nothing could be improved. The brochure was helpful, the people great, and the boat comfy.