The fast CityCat ferries run to many places of interest, and are one of my favourite ways of getting around. In fact, it’s one of the first things I suggest my visitors do when they come to Brisbane.
It’s like having a private river cruise – all for just a few dollars. Stops along the CityCat route include South Bank Parklands and the Queensland Cultural Centre, New Farm Park and the Brisbane Powerhouse, and of course the city centre. There’s even a stop right outside one of the city’s best historic pubs, The Regatta.
CityCats run every half-hour between the University of Queensland to the south of the city centre, and Hamilton to the north (a route of around 20km). The slower but more frequent CityFerry service (which only run on Inner City and Cross River routes) has stops at points including the south end of South Bank Parklands, Kangaroo Point, and Edward Street right outside the Brisbane City Gardens.
Ferries run from 6am to 10.30pm daily. Two hours on the CityCat takes you the entire length of the run.