Cruise to Lunch - River City Cruises
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Cruise to Lunch


  • Depart from the City Botanic Gardens River Hub. Through the Botanic gardens off Alice street (Edward St is the closest access)
  • 1 ½ hour River Tour aboard M V Neptune
  • Complimentary Souvenir Map with discount vouchers
  • Complimentary Morning Tea
  • Informative and Entertaining Commentary
  • Personal Customer Service
  • Lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel (set menu)
  • From $71 per person (includes cruise, morning tea and lunch)

Departs 10.30am Returns 2.00pm



Combining two of Brisbane’s must do activities. This 5 star rated experience provides a relaxing and informative tour of the City of Brisbane from the River plus a tasty lunch at the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel. Undoubtedly the best way to explore the City. During the cruise you will be entertained by an informative commentary that provides insight into the history of Brisbane and the River today. Perfect for both locals and visitors!

At 10.15am you will board the classic timber vessel the MV Neptune at the Cultural Centre Pontoon. Constructed as a tour boat in 1966 the Neptune continues to ply the waters of the Brisbane River. A spacious covered open upper deck provides great vantage points whilst the enclosed lower deck provides great viewing and easy access.  The boat has all the facilities you will need including toilets and a licensed bar with reasonable priced drinks.

This 3.5hr Cruise to Lunch combo departs at 10.30am returns at 2.00pm. You will disembark at Newstead Jetty at 11.15am for a short walk to the Breakfast Creek Hotel where you will enjoy lunch surrounded by the history of this hotel built in 1889. After lunch you will return to the jetty and re-board the MV Neptune at 1.15pm for the return cruise to Southbank.

Sit back and relax as you cruise sedately along the calm waterways of Brisbane taking in the beautiful sights of the City and the surrounding suburbs.  Enjoy the sights including the City Riverside precincts, Kangaroo Point, The Storey Bridge, The Powerhouse and other historical landmarks. Marvel at the original old Customs House, nestled proudly amongst the modern high rises. View the homes of the rich and famous and wonder at the development and transformation of historic buildings into modern day apartment complexes. Immerse yourself in the bustle of the busy waterway. This affordable Brisbane River Cruise continues to rank as one of the best things to do in Brisbane.


  • Overall a 3.5hr Brisbane Experience
  • A delightful 90min cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Informative and entertaining commentary
  • Marvel at luxurious waterfront homes and historical city highlights
  • Free Devonshire tea to enjoy along the way
  • Lunch at the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel
  • Complimentary souvenir map with great discount vouchers.
  • Onboard bar with drinks and food at great prices


“The commentary was interesting, and I learnt much about this wonderful City of Brisbane. An excellent morning tea of scones, cream and jam was outstanding and onboard bar service was provided for a reasonable price. We disembarked and lunched at the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel. The chargrilled rump was delicious. There was plenty of time to enjoy lunch before re-joining the boat and heading back upstream. It was a relaxing and enjoyable day and a great way to introduce visitors to Brisbane. I highly recommend this adventure”.

This cruise is awesome, informative commentary onboard, scones and coffee for morning tea was very nice. We’ve done this cruise three times now each time we visit Brisbane,
Lunch at the breakfast creek hotel great…as always! I had the rump steak…was to die for. Excellent value, we will be back again”.

If you’ve cruised with us in the past we’d love to hear your feedback!

River City Cruises is Brisbane River’s most informative and cost-effective sight-seeing cruise.