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Xmas in July

Saturday 9th July & Saturday 23rd July
NOTE: 23rd July is sold out! Book now for 9th July

Christmas cheer comes early with Kookaburra Showboat’s Xmas in July cruises.

Eat, drink & be merry on board the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers this July.

Get into the festive spirit with a 3 hour cruise on the Brisbane River, live entertainment and let’s not forget a delicious Christmas buffet feast

Indulge in a Christmas themed international & seafood buffet as you enjoy live entertainment playing party favourites and Christmas classics all night long!

Gather your friends, colleagues and family together and celebrate with us over the month of July!

• Scenic Cruise
• Christmas themed carvery & seafood buffet
• Live Entertainment
• Xmas decorations

Adults $79
Concession $69^
Kids (4-12 years) $59
Infants (3 and under) Free*

*one free infant per adult. ^Applies to Seniors & students only. ID required.

Seafood Platters

Add a magnificent seafood fantasy platter featuring Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari, lobster and more.

Seafood platter $80 (Serves two)
Includes Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari

Deluxe platter $120 (Serves two)
Includes Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari PLUS spanner crab

Extravaganza platter $200 (Serves two)
Includes Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari PLUS spanner crab and lobster

Order a Cake

9 inch cake $59
Cakeage $2.50pp (Bring your own cake)

Cake orders must be placed minimum 7 days prior to cruise


6 Beverage Tokens $40
6 standard drinks of your choice

10 Beverage Tokens $60
10 standard drinks of your choice

1 Token = 1 Drink, 2 Tokens = 1 Cocktail

View the wine & beverage list >

Other Extras

Guaranteed window seat $20 per person
For bookings of 2 or 4 only
Guarantee a table next to the window. A limited number of window seats are available on each deck. Please note, request for window seats will be taken into consideration; however guests who have purchased the guaranteed window option will have first priority.

Guaranteed table for 2 $40
Tables of two are limited on board each vessel. A guaranteed table of two is available for an additional price.

Cancellation insurance $5 per person
Should you have any concerns that you may need to amend your booking, Cancellation Insurance can be purchased at $5 per person.

Boarding 6:30pm
Departing 7pm
Duration 2.5 – 3 hrs
(subject to tides)

Freshly baked Turkish bread with Chef’s selection of dips

Carvery & Seafood Buffet
King prawns
Spanner crab
Natural Tasmanian oysters
Salt & pepper calamari
Antipasto platter with char grilled vegetables, sundried tomatoes, olives and relishes
Christmas meat platter of turkey, honey ham, BBQ chicken and slow roasted sirloin of beef
Garden salad with tomato, cucumber, Spanish onion & mesclun greens
Potato salad, spring onion, egg with seeded mustard mayonnaise
Coleslaw of shredded cabbage, carrot, red capsicum, Lebanese cucumber, fresh herbs, lemon mayonnaise dressing
Latino bean salad, corn kernels, red chili peppers, fresh herbs and diced tomato
Pasta salad with chargrilled vegetables, feta cheese and balsamic dressing
Oven baked salmon with basil & lemon pesto
Christmas honey glazed, double smoked roast ham
Slow roasted beef with Dijon mustard and port glaze
Assortment of roasted vegetables including pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots & onions
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni with a tomato & herb sauce and grated parmesan
Creamy cauliflower cheese gratin
Roasted chat potatoes with rosemary, olive oil and sea salt
Medley of garden fresh green vegetables
Red wine gravy

Please select
Pavlova with whipped cream & berry compote
Classic Crème Caramel with maple glazed mandarin
Chocolate Xmas Pudding served with brandy anglaise

(sample menu only, subject to change)

Departing from Eagle Street Pier, we head out for the first of many perfect photo opportunities along the Brisbane River.

Enjoy the sights as we leisurely cruise past the beautiful botanic gardens, kangaroo point cliffs, maritime museum, Southbank precinct, the Brisbane wheel and many more of the city's sensational attractions.

A sure scenery highlight would have to be the iconic Story Bridge - a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge that connects the north and south of Brisbane.