Brisbane is a city that is built along a long winding river. There are many bridges for getting across the river, but there is another way as well – The City Hopper.
Brisbane has 2 different transportation options to get around via water. One is the City Cat which is a series of boats that go up and down the river delivering people to their destinations. The City Cat is included under the “GO card” that we use for public transit here in Brisbane (meaning we can use the GO card on the buses, trains and the city cat).
The other option which is very similar to the City Cat is the City Hopper. It is a free boat shuttle service that runs along Brisbane River so that people, like Sami and I, can see the city!!!
We hopped on and took the tour. You get to go right along the CBD (City Business District – or what we would call Downtown). The view is awesome.
First we passed the botanic gardens, which is a very large park found right in the middle of the city.
A little closer to the city there was this boat here which is actually a restaurant!
Next we went under Story Bridge, which is the largest bridge in Brisbane. You can also do a tour where you walk along the top of the bridge attached to harnesses!
The river really does follow the city line very close, many of the largest buildings are right along the river.
It was a pretty decent way to spend the afternoon!