News & Upcoming Events

Vale Gary Balkin


It is with great sadness we say farewell to the founding Father of the Kookaburra Queens

Weddings on the River


Celebrate your wedding day on board the Kookaburra Queens

Xmas in July


Get festive, every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in July

Welcome to Kookaburra Showboat Cruises!

The iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers have been cruising the Brisbane River since their launch in 1986. The vessels have been fully restored and will take you on a cruising journey to view 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 sensational attractions.

On board you will enjoy a feast for the senses, featuring a seasonal contemporary buffet offering a fusion of fresh international dishes from across the globe. On our High Tea cruise, indulge in a decadent High Tea featuring a selection of sweet & savoury delights.

Host your next event on the Brisbane River! Enquire about weddings, celebrations, baby showers, hen’s nights, high tea parties, corporate functions and special events with Kookaburra Showboat Cruises. Indulge, be entertained, welcome to Kookaburra Showboat Cruises.

Office Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 1:30pm

Contact Details

07 3221 1300
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Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane
Function enquiry

Cruise Schedule

Lunch Cruises: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun
Dinner Cruises: Thurs, Fri & Sat
High Tea: Saturday & Sunday

WOW is all we can say. Stunning boat, brilliant service from friendly staff and delicious food along with entertainment, not to mention the actual trip itself, along the river. Absolutely worth every cent!!!! don't delay, its a trip to remember.
A trip to remember  -  Via Google Plus
"Finally, a high tea done right!! Invited yesterday on the Kookaburra River Queens new high tea. Two hours of bubbly, immaculate petite fours, ribbon sandwiches, mini rolls and savories. All the while cruising up and down the Brisbane river on an old fashioned paddle wheeler. The rest of Brisbane high teas has some serious competition in this arena now!!"
High Tea Cruise Brisbane  -  Via Instagram
"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"
Ideal Wedding Venue in Brisbane  -  Via Tripadvisor
“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."
Lunch & Dinner Cruises  -  Via Tripadvisor

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