The CityHopper service started on 1 July 2012.
The CityHopper service allows you to rediscover Brisbane for free with ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.
The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals.
As the CityHopper is free, all you need to do is hop on and hop off and enjoy taking in the Brisbane River and city sights.
I was able to ride the City Hopper, sitting on the top deck, from North Quay where it starts to Sydney Street, where it turns around. It is a wonderful sighseeing tour of Brisbane from the water. Brisbane is a very beautiful city and the waterfront apartments are modern and elegant and located to get the best water views.
You can download the CityHopper timetable (PDF – 300kb). Timetables are also available at the terminals.
South Bank is located on the eastern side of the mighty Brisbane River, framed by the Goodwill Bridge and the architecturally acclaimed Kurilpa Bridge, and is the heart of Brisbane’s outdoor lifestyle.
Spanning an impressive 42-hectares, South Bank is home to major cultural attractions and art galleries, tranquil outdoor spaces, Australia’s only beach in a city, world-class events and some of Brisbane’s best restaurants and cafes. Since its official formation in 1992 after World Expo 88, it has been embraced as Brisbane’s ‘Living Room’ – a local hang-out and one of South East Queensland’s most popular tourist destinations.
It’s increasingly hard to imagine Brisbane without South Bank. An estimated 10 million people visit the precinct each year, positioning it as one of the top tourist attractions in Brisbane.