If you’re looking for ways to adventure around the Brisbane River and Southbank, why not experience it from a ducks’ point of view with the Citycat!
The CityCat ferry service picks up and delivers passengers along the inner-city reaches of the Brisbane river. The CityCat service runs along the Brisbane River between Apollo Rd in Bulimba and the University of Queensland at St Lucia, via South Bank and the Brisbane CBD. The ferry network consists of 15 stops and goes past locations such as New Farm Park, Kangaroo Point, Queensland University of Technology, South Bank, Toowong and West End.
Since there are many things to see and do in Brisbane, you might also be interested in taking advantage of our Brisbane car hire service and arrange your own schedule to experience the most out of your holiday.
CityCat ferry services began in 1996 with 6 ferries, each capable of carrying around 150 passengers and due to popular demand, two further ferries were added to the fleet back in 1998. The service carries approximately 2.88 million passengers each year and is particularly appealing to tourists as it is a pleasurable way to travel past such Brisbane icons, such as the Story Bridge and South Bank Parklands.
Five further ferries of a new design, which are capable of carrying an additional 12 passengers, have since been added to the fleet. Refurbishment of the first generation CityCats began in 2005, with more comfortable internal seats, more space set aside for parking 12 bikes, a plasma screen mounted inside to show news services and advertisements, larger onboard toilets and more and improved padded seating available outside.
The Brisbane River is the longest river in southeast Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay. The river is dammed by the Wivenhoe Dam, forming Lake Wivenhoe, the main water supply for Brisbane.
With so many events held in or close to Brisbane CBD, you may also need a hire car. So why not add our Brisbane Car Hire service and the CityCat as a must do experience on your next Brisbane holiday!
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