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Explore the Inner Suburbs on the CityHopper

Home > Brisbane > Day Trips | Food and Wine | Free | Outdoor
Published November 17th 2019
The Brisbane ferry is somehow our city's most efficient and also most infrequently used form of public transport. As the days begin to heat up, a day on the water sounds like a welcome reprieve. And on the CityHopper, you can explore inner city Brisbane for free.

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Where will your free CityHopper exploration take you? Let's take a look at the stops.

North Quay, Brisbane City: near the Treasury Casino

Relive the days of yore with a visit to the Commissariat Store or a nighttime tour of Haunted Brisbane
Enjoy the free activities on offer at Reddacliff Place
Check out the lessons and sessions on at the Brisbane Square Library

South Bank 3, South Brisbane: your gateway to the Parklands and Cultural Centre.

Pack a picnic and stop at the Epicurous Garden to pick some herbs for an extra fresh picnic
Check out the boutiques and myriad markets, and finish up in one of the
many restaurants, bars and pubs
Let the kids runs off some steam at Picnic Island Playground

Maritime Museum, South Brisbane: within walking distance of the Queensland Maritime Musem

The River Public Art Walk begins at the Maritime Museum ferry terminal and will take you to the Thornton Street terminal, the next stop on our way
It's a short stumble to the Morrison Hotel and Pineapple Hotel, both less than a kilometre from the terminal

By Kgbo - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point: get off here for the cliffs

Book into a water-friendly activity with Riverlife, whether it's kayaking, abseiling, or just enjoying a Sunday sesh
Climb or abseil the Story Bridge and reward yourself afterwards with a pint at the Story Bridge Hotel
Ditch the public transport and get active

Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City: enjoy picturesque Eagle Street Pier

Feeling peckish? The pier has cuisines and price points to suit everyone
Upgrade your water vehicle to a paddle wheeler with a themed Kookaburra Queens cruise
Take a short stroll to the City Botanic Gardens for markets, walking tours, playgrounds and more

Holman Street, Kangaroo Point: the other end of Kangaroo Point

Explore Captain Burke Park, one of Brisbane's best-kept secrets
Class it up with a cocktail and some cool beats at the Brisbane Jazz Club

Dockside, Kangaroo Point:

Take a charter boat or party cruise along the river and beyond

Sydney Street, New Farm: close to New Farm Park

Enjoy the many cafes, attractions, and events that the park has to offer
Enjoy genuine 1970s prices at Merthyr Bowls Club or try croquet for something different
Check out this article for 15 more things to do in the park

If you know any other great spots along this route, let us know in the comments below.
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Why? See Brisbane by water
Where: Brisbane River
Cost: Free
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