Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour

Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour

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Meeting point at Entrance to Botanic Gardens

Alice Street corner Edward Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000


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We're heading upstream for a brand new historical tour that will splash into the stories of our past.

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Hop on board a historical boat ride around the riverbend that dives deep into the history of Brisbane and the many stories that have helped shape our city. Following our team’s many months of extensive research, guests on MoB’s exclusive Brisbane history boat tour will delve into stories from our city’s past, including:

• First Nations lives and experiences around the river

• Early colonial impressions on the area, convict history and early migration stories

• Contemporary and historical buildings of significance that played a part in the urban development of our city

• The Story Bridge as a major crossing point and economic boost for Brisbane during difficult times

• Flood stories throughout the history of the river

• Personalities and places linked to the river

• And more…

As well as soaking up the many fascinating stories from Museum of Brisbane’s professional tour guides, guests will experience unforgettable views of Brisbane from the river and enjoy a pit stop at Sea Legs Brewing Co, one of the city’s top local breweries, operating under the iconic Story Bridge.

Starting from the lush oasis of the City Botanic Gardens pontoon, join us as we meander past convict-built structures, historic landmarks and incredible feats of engineering. Make the most of our city’s sensational summer weather and bask in the river breeze on this 3-hour tour like no other! All aboard, Brisbane!

Duration of tour: 3 hours

Meeting point: Please meet your tour guide at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens on the corner of Alice & Edward Sts. Please arrive 15 mins before your tour starts to allow time to reach the boat jetty.

Difficulty: The boat is not wheelchair accessible. The boat will stop on the beach at Kangaroo Point and guests will walk down a small set of stairs off the boat and onto the sand. From the beach there is a 200m walk to Sea Legs Brewery. If you have accessibility needs please contact us prior to the day of your tour on (07) 3339 0800, or email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au . For more information go to FAQs of the tour.

Inclusions: A light cheese board at Sea Legs Brewing Co. as well as a lemonade or water onboard the boat. Guests are welcome to purchase additional food and beverages at Sea Legs Brewing Co.

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