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Kookaburra Showboat Lunch Cruise in Brisbane
Woman at the helm of the boat in Brisbane
Scenic view of the Kookaburra Showboat Lunch Cruise in Brisbane
Plate of food on the Lunch Cruise in Brisbane

Brisbane River Kookaburra Showboat Lunch Cruise

By Kookaburra River Queens
4.4 out of 5
  • Brisbane River cruise aboard an iconic Australian vessel
  • Brisbane's best sights including stunning Botanic Gardens
  • On-board lunch including local ingredients & delicacies
  • Chance to see the impressive steel connector—Story Bridge
  • Unique experience with views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Activity location

  • Brisbane River
    • 4000, Brisbane, Australia

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Eagle Street Pier
    • 1 Eagle St
    • 4000, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedBrisbane River cruise with entertainment
  • What's includedWhat's included Lunch
  • What's includedWhat's included Commentary provided in English

Know before you book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult and provided they do not require lunch.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take necessary precaution. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Please contact our office to advise of any dietary requirements prior to you cruise. We can cater to gluten free, lactose free, vegan and vegetarian. These must be advised prior to your cruise date. We are unable to cater to dietary requirements on the day.
  • Seating and tables are allocated per booking. All passengers wishing to be seated together should be included in only one booking
  • Return time will vary between 1.5-2 hours depending on tides.

What you can expect

All aboard a traditional paddle wheeler to cruise down the Brisbane River to see many of the city's waterfront beauties. Relax on the deck of the boat as you cruise through town, and at mid-day get your appetite ready for a delicious buffet-style lunch menu.

Meet at the dock and climb onto the Kookaburra Queen paddle wheeler, a type of boat that has cruised down the Brisbane River since 1986. The eclectic wooden boat is famous for its laid-back style and design promoting a refined, leisurely time on the water.

As you cruise down the Brisbane River, spot the beautiful Botanic Gardens on the waterfront, including a forest of mangroves. See the stark Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the massive steel Story Bridge, and the destroyer ships parked at the Maritime Museum, and then sit down for a delicious lunch before cruising back to port.

Sample buffet menu includes:

  • Baker’s mixed bread with churned butter
    Triple cooked new potatoes (G) (L) (H)
    Crunchy chicken wings (G) (L) (H)
    Slow-cooked Angus beef, mushroom gravy (G) (L) (H)
    12-hour confit pork, fresh apple, cider jus (G) (L)
    Roasted chicken, chunky salsa fresca with tomato, olives, capers (G) (L) (H)
    Baked local reef fish, Mediterranean garlic veloute, lemon, fresh dill
    Rice Florentine – rice pilaf tossed with butter, spinach puree (G) (V)
    Penne pasta, creamy mushroom sauce, mixed cheese, sourdough croutons (V) (H)
    Roasted seasonal vegetable with olive oil, sea salt (G) (L) (H)
    Potato salad, crème fraiche, spring onion, crispy shallot, grain mustard dressing (G)
    Roasted cauliflower, baby spinach, hydrated sultana, toasted pumpkin seeds (L) (G)
    Fresh garden salad of tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon dressing (L) (G)
    Asian slaw, rice vermicelli, shaved cabbage, onion, coriander, chilli lime dressing (L) (G)

    Kookaburra signature chocolate fondant (G)
    Baked passion fruit cheese cake
    Festive white chocolate & macerated fruit slices
    Petite pavlova topped with cream, mixed berry, passion fruit
    Seasonal fresh fruit platter
    Whipped cream, mixed berry compote


Activity location

    • 4000, Brisbane, Australia

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEEagle Street Pier
    • 1 Eagle St
    • 4000, Brisbane, QLD, Australia