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Kookaburra Showboat Cruises


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The iconic Kookaburra Queen paddlewheelers have been cruising the Brisbane River for over 30 years. Join us for the most memorable dining cruise you will ever experience. With over 1.5 million passengers, there is no better way to see Brisbane, day or night. LUNCH & DINNER On board you will enjoy a feast for the senses with our lunch and dinner cruises featuring a seasonal contemporary buffet. Offering a fusion of fresh international dishes from across the globe, a sensational salad bar and delectable desserts. HIGH TEA Indulge in a decadent High Tea featuring a selection of sweet & savoury delights every Saturday & Sunday afternoon. Indulge, be entertained, welcome to Kookaburra Showboat Cruises
$35 - $70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
International, Australian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on your Easter lunch cruise on Sunday and had a wonderful time. Most outstanding was the quality of all the staff and their high standard of customer service. We had two very young children with us and Lewis went out of his way...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Vicki N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and i had the pleasure to spend a leisurely lunch cruise on the brisbane river ...the service was second to none with waiters and crew in abundance. The food was very nice with the pork belly melting in the mouth and braised steak...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank fisherman5091
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening on the river in the Queen 2 with the rear paddle wheel. Met by a charming lady from Holland, who provided us with pre dinner drinks. The cocktails were excellent and we looked at the river sights of the city from the deck....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 6AMS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch on the Kookaburra Queen Showboat Cruise with all food and drinks included. We were lucky and got a table next to the window. Many thanks to Pippa and her team for the great experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joined a friend on the beautiful Kookaburra Showboat for the dinner cruise. Entertainment, great buffet and the beautiful city lights made it a night to remember. My friend wants to go back and have a lunch cruise or high tea cruise to see Brisbane in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank securityjacky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff friendly and helpful. Selection of food was lovely. Not over the top too much, just enough. Well presented. Live music was great - the man did a great safety spiel with his assistant modelling the life jacket & whistle :) Would recommend to others....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lee-Anne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service on this City Lights Dinner Cruise was amazing. The staff were so friendly and helpful -made me feel very welcome as a solo traveller. I had my photo taken with Pippa, one of the waitresses, who was on the Jane McDonald t.v. series...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the lunch cruise. It was well organised and the cruising time I felt was just right. The food was very good. The light live entertainment of soft background live singing was also good. We did hear other customers complaining about...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank johntomhall
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Celebrated my brother's 21st on Sunday lunch cruise. Such a lively and joyful atmosphere, absolutely delicious food and great memories we will always treasure. Every point of contact, from booking to boarding, delivered the most lovely customer experiences. We were greeted with beautiful smiles and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank JudithFaauli
Reviewed March 18, 2019

We caught all the thunder storms in mid-March but it didnt affect the wonderful experience dining on the Kookaburra. In fact it added to the charm. In strict compliance with things maritime, we started bang on time as the gates opened and let us on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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