Both visitors and locals to Brisbane often find that the Brisbane River has a lot to offer in the way of family-friendly activity. A large variety of cruises run up and down the river constantly, giving sight-seers some of the best views of the city. Kayakers splash through the waters anytime the weather is nice enough. Bicyclers explore trails along its banks as friends and families enjoy picnics on its shores. Frugal explorers can get a pass for the CityCat--the local ferry system--and enjoy some spectacular views without hurting their wallets.