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LUNCH CRUISES ON THE BRISBANE RIVER

Showboat Cruises, where great food, entertainment and cruising all come together. Whether it's a weekday lunch or weekend Jazz cruise, the Showboat is a must do for all Brisbane locals and visitors alike.

To book - please phone the office on 3221 1300 or make a reservation online


WEEKDAY LUNCH CRUISE - 'River Sights'

THURSDAY & FRIDAY


Kookaburra River Queens welcome you aboard Brisbane's truly unique icons. Enjoy the spectacular and memorable experience of our luxury cruise aboard authentic paddle wheelers.

Take in the views as we leisurely cruise the waterways of the city, whilst enjoying a three course a la carte menu served to your table.

See Brisbane's best sights including the beautiful botanic gardens, kangaroo point cliffs, Maritime museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and many more of this city's spectacular attractions.

Stroll the outdoor decks, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the most unique dining experience in Brisbane.

Inclusions:

  • Scenic day cruise on the Brisbane River
  • Three course a la carte menu

 

*Please notify our ticket office at the time of booking if you have wheelchair or mobility requirements. Click here for more

Sightseeing only option is available. Please speak to our staff about this option.

 

 

Book a Weekday Lunch Cruise
 

Board 12:00pm
Depart 12:30pm
Duration 1.5 - 2 Hours
(subject to tides)

PRICES
ADULT
$49.00
CONCESSION^ $42.00
CHILD (4-12 years) $29.00
INFANT (0-3 years) Free*


 

Kookaburra River Queen paddlwheeler A la carte dining on all weekday lunch cruises Enjoy the best views of Brisbane City from the river

WEEKEND JAZZ LUNCH CRUISE

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

The entertainment begins the moment you step aboard.

Swing to the sounds of live jazz whilst cruising the Brisbane river on board the iconic Kookaburra River Queen paddle wheelers.

See Brisbane's best sights including the beautiful botanic gardens, kangaroo point cliffs, Maritime museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and many more of this city's spectacular attractions.

Your afternoon will be filled with entertainment, great food and leisurely fun. Enjoy the dance floor or simply delight in the views from the outdoor decks.

On board you will enjoy an International & Seafood Buffet with desserts. And of course a full bar (with cocktails) is also available.

Inclusions

  • Live jazz band
  • An International & Seafood Buffet
  • 2 - 2.5 hour scenic day cruise on the Brisbane River
     

*Please notify our ticket office at the time of booking if you have wheelchair or mobility requirements. Click here for more

Sightseeing only option is available. Please speak to our staff about this option.

 

Book a Lunch Cruise - Saturday | Sunday
 

Board 12:00pm
Depart 12:30pm
Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
(subject to tides)
 

PRICES

SATURDAY
ADULT
$59.00
CONCESSION^ $49.00
CHILD (4-12 years) $39.00
INFANT (0-3 years) Free*

SUNDAY
ADULT $65.00
CONCESSION^ $59.00
CHILD (4-12 years) $45.00
INFANT (0-3 years) Free*




Sample Menus


Three Courses

Starter
Duo of dips with warm Turkish bread
(Gluten free option available, please advise on booking)

Main
Please select
Slow braised lamb shank in tomato, red wine and thyme sauce on mashed potato and green beans (G, N, H)

Mediterranean style vegetable pie with roasted chat potato and steamed broccoli (V, G, D, N, H)

Grilled rockling fillet in lemon myrtle and sea salt on sweet potato mash and green beans (G, N, H)

Chicken cordon bleu golden crumbed chicken fillet filled with champagne ham, sage and Swiss cheese on a cream white wine sauce with mashed potato and steamed greens (N, H)

Garden salad for the table


DESSERT
Chef's ever changing dessert assiette share plate for two.

Vanilla bean crème brûlée, coconut panna cotta with berry compote, Chantilly cream brandy snap roll and double brie & cheddar cheese

 


 

International & Seafood Buffet

Starter
A variety of garlic bread
(Gluten free option available, please advise on booking)


Cold Selection
Cooked King prawns, Spanner crab (G, D, N, H)
Mediterranean style chilled seafood salad, prawns, tender calamari, New Zealand half shell mussels, citrus vinaigrette (G, D, N, H)
Antipasto platter, char grilled vegetables, sundried tomatoes, olives, relishes (V, G, D, N, H)
Cold meat platter, Virginia ham, sliced turkey, Hungarian salami, rare roast beef (D, N)
American style seafood salad, prawns, scallops, crab meat, lemon aioli dressing (G, D, H)
Garden salad, tomatoes, cucumber, Spanish onion, mesclun greens (V, G, D, N, H)
Potato salad, spring onion, boiled egg, crispy bacon, seeded mustard mayonnaise (G, N)
Crispy beef salad with shredded cabbage, Lebanese cucumber, fresh herbs, cider vinegar dressing (G, D, N, H)
Mexican style bean salad, corn kernels, red chilli peppers, fresh herbs, diced tomato (V, G, D, N, H)
Pearl couscous ensalada with sand crab, prawns, spring onion, red peppers, spicy Spanish dressing (D, N, H)


Hot Selection
Oven baked fish of the day - Market fresh fish fillet, basil & lemon pesto (G, D, N, H)
Teriyaki chicken stir fry, hokkien noodles or Slow roasted chicken Maryland fillet with olive oil, tarragon, roasted garlic (G, D, N, H)
Jasmine rice with garden vegetables, fresh dill, parsley and thyme (V, VG, G, D, N, H)
Roast of the day: Honey glazed, double smoked roast ham or Slow roasted beef with Dijon mustard and port glaze (G, D, N)
Seafood mornay - Fresh selection of boneless reef fish, sand crab, prawns, calamari, creamy mornay sauce, gratinated Swiss cheese (N, H)
Roasted chat potatoes with rosemary, olive oil, sea salt (V, VG, G, D, N, H)
Medley of garden fresh green vegetables (V, VG, G, D, N, H)


Dessert
Chef's ever changing dessert assiette share plate for two.

Vanilla bean crème brûlée, coconut panna cotta with berry compote, Chantilly cream brandy snap roll and double brie & cheddar cheese.

 

(G) Gluten Free | (D) Dairy Free | (N) Nut Free | (H) Halal | (V) Vegetarian | (VG) Vegan

Special Dietary Requirements - If you have a strict dietary requirement that is essential to your health and well being (i.e. food allergy), please ensure you advise us upon booking.

NOTE: Sample menus only. Subject to change.

 



BEVERAGE PACKAGES

Both alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the bar. View our wine & beverage list here.
As an optional cruise extra, a range of Beverage Packages are also available to purchase when booking.

Silver Beverage Package
Includes: Tea & Coffee, soft drink $15.00 pp

Gold Beverage Package
Includes local beer, house wine, soft drink, juice, tea & coffee $45.00 pp

Platinum Beverage Package
Includes selected spirits, local & international beer selection, our full wine list (excluding premium Champagne), Soft drink, Juice, tea & coffee $60.00 pp

Note: Beverage packages are to be purchased 'per table' & the same package per table applies. Beverage packages must be purchased at time of booking.

Spoil a loved one

“A wonderful night on the river! We went on the cruise for my Dad's 50th birthday and Grandmother's 90th. We could not have asked for a better night. The staff were helpful and courteous, the food was good and the views from the river were wonderful!” 
Via Tripadvisor


Book a general dining cruise now!

Great way to see Brisbane

“Whenever we have overseas visitors, we take them on the Kookaburra River Queen. This time was no exception. We had a delicious meal with magnificent views. This is a great way to show off Brisbane and we get to enjoy our beautiful city like tourists do."
Via Tripadvisor

Book a general dining or cruise only option now!

Ideal cruising wedding venue

“Remarried my husband for the 2nd time on board the Kookaburra Queen II! It was an amazing night and all thanks to the professional staff that looked after us and our 30 guests. It is a beautiful magical cruise along the Brisbane River"
Via Tripadvisor,

Enquire about your function or wedding on the Kookaburra Queens now! 

A special night out

“An easy way to enjoy Christmas! No one had to slave for days cooking in the December heat. It was lovely rolling along the river with the nice breeze and changing view of the River City. Buffet food was tasty, varied and the desserts were particularly yummy!"
Via Tripadvisor

Book a special event cruise now! 

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