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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Brisbane River cruise with entertainment
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, chili 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