Upcoming Events & Deals



Enjoy a stress-free Christmas this holiday season on the Brisbane River with a spectacular Lunch or Dinner.



Save 25% off all weekend High Tea cruises this spring!



Celebrate the end of year with a party cruise on the Brisbane River! Perfect for any event!

Welcome to Showboat’s Brisbane Cruises!

The iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers have been cruising the Brisbane River since their launch on in February 1987. 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.

In the evening, you will enjoy the most spectacular views of Brisbane from the water and dine from our al a carte menu. While a day cruise will entail a three course al a carte lunch or a champaign high tea with live music and picturesque scenery from the Brisbane River.

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 – Sunday: 8:30am – 7:00pm

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: Sat & Sun

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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