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Brisbane River Lunch Cruise

When: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Kookaburra River Queens or Grand Voyager. Built specifically for Brisbane, these custom-made paddle wheelers are famous on the Brisbane River and have welcomed millions of happy guests for over 30 years on our Kookaburra Cruise. This is one of the best things to do in Brisbane

Departing from Brisbane city, once onboard you will be taken to your allocated table and will be surrounded by the most stunning sights of Brisbane. Stroll the outdoor decks on our Kookaburra Cruises, enjoy a drink on the rooftop and experience the best Brisbane Lunch Cruise.

Sailing every week of the year all our cruises showcase the best of Brisbane, sailing both up and downstream from our Eagle Street pier departure point.

Sights include the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the Maritime Museum, Brisbane’s Southbank precinct including the Brisbane Wheel, the iconic Story Bridge, the city’s finest modern and heritage architecture, homes of the rich and famous and many more of Brisbane’s spectacular attractions.

Our lunch cruises are all-inclusive with a sensational contemporary buffet with over 20 dishes including local reef fish, 12-hour confit pork belly, chicken tikka masala, pasta, gourmet salads, chocolate fondant, cheesecake and much more (we also cater to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free). And…all your beverages are included.

So join us for Brisbane’s most memorable river cruise. With onboard entertainment, this will be a day or night in Brisbane you will cherish forever.

▸ Scenic afternoon Brisbane River Cruise
▸ Full seasonal buffet with desserts
▸ Live entertainment (weekday cruises include Brisbane commentary)
▸ All beverages included (soft drinks, juices, selected local and imported beers, Australian wines, sparkling, vodka, scotch whiskey, gin, rum & bourbon, tea & coffee).

Thursday & Friday
Adults $65
Senior/Students $62
Kids (4 to12) $30
Infants are free of charge but must be included in your booking for correct passenger numbers.

Adults $78
Senior/Students $67
Kids (4 to12) $30
Infants are free of charge but must be included in your booking for correct passenger numbers.

Adults $82
Senior/Students $69
Kids (4 to12) $30
Infants are free of charge but must be included in your booking for correct passenger numbers.

*One free infant per adult. ^Applies to National Seniors Card holders & Full time Students only. ID Required.

Fisherman's Platter SML (serves 2 - 6) $130 | LRG (serves 10) $220
Freshly shucked natural oysters, Morten Bay bugs , Fraser Island spanner crabs, King prawns, marinated N.Z mussels, smoked salmon, dipping sauces

Cocktail Tokens $10

Buy cocktail tokens before you board and save
1 token = $10

Cocktails include:
Margarita & Coconut Margarita
Ginger Zinger Bellini
Strawberry Daquiri
Mojito & Passion fruit Ginger Mojito
Kookaburra Espresso Martini
Our Bloody Mary
Pina Colada, Pink Colada
Blueberry Smash

Order a Cake
9 inch chocolate mud cake with Happy Birthday message $59
Cakeage $2.50pp (Bring your own cake)

Cake orders must be placed a minimum 3 days prior to cruise. Cakes are subject to availability, If you would like to order a cake, within the 3 days prior to your cruise date, please call our office to check availability.

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.

Cancellation insurance $5 per person
Cancellation Insurance entitles you to a refund of your ticket price (minus 20% administration fee) if you need to cancel anytime in the lead up to your cruise. Please note Cancellation Insurance must be purchased by every person in your booking (except for free of charge tickets ie infants). For example, if 4 adults were booked, 4 cancellation insurance options must be purchased.

Thursday & Friday
Boarding 12 pm
Departing 12:30pm
Returning 2pm (may vary slightly subject to tides)

Saturday & Sunday
Boarding 12 pm
Departing 1pm
Returning 3.30pm (may vary slightly subject to tides)


▸ Baker’s mixed bread with churned butter
▸ Triple cooked new potatoes (G) (D) (V)
▸ Green lip mussels, calamari strips, tomato & herb Provençale
▸ Slow-cooked Angus beef, mushroom gravy (G) (D)
▸ 12-hour confit pork, fresh apple, cider jus (G) (D)
▸ Free-range chicken tikka masala, Szechuan peppercorn, toasted sunflower
▸ Baked local reef fish, olives, cherry tomato, herbs, vegetable consommé
▸ Rice Florentine - rice pilaf tossed with butter, spinach, peas and corn (G) (V)
▸ Penne pasta, creamy mushroom fricassee and Parmesan cheese (V)
▸ Roasted seasonal vegetable with olive oil, sea salt (G) (D) (V)
▸ Potato salad, crème fraiche, spring onion, crispy shallot, seeded mustard dressing (G) (V)
▸ Roasted cauliflower and pumpkin salad, baby spinach, sultanas and toasted sunflower seeds (D) (G) (V)
▸ Fresh garden salad of tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon dressing (D) (G) (V)
▸ Light Caesar salad, crispy bacon, garlic croutons, grated egg, parmesan, iceberg, fried shallots

▸ Kookaburra signature chocolate fondant (G) (V)
▸ White chocolate panna cotta, jelly berry glaze
▸ Baked passion fruit cheesecake (V)
▸ Petite pavlova topped with cream, mixed berry, passion fruit (G) (V)
▸ Seasonal fresh fruit platter (G) (D) (V)
▸ Whipped cream, mixed berry compote

(G) – Gluten Free, (V) – Vegetarian, (D) – Dairy Free
(Vegan option must be pre-booked at time of reservation)

Subject to change without notice. Menu dated September 19

Children (aged 4 – 12 years) receive an ever changing platter selection exclusively for kids.
Sample Menu
Chicken slider, cheddar cheese (G)
Pulled beef tartlet (G)
Chicken nugget (G)
Crispy fries with tomato sauce (G)

Chocolate mousse (G)
Watermelon (G)
Chocolate fondant (G)
Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Additional Kids Platter $20

Subject to change without notice.

Important Note: When cruising with us, we can cater for 4 basic dietary requirements: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy free. However please note that these MUST be pre-booked at time of reservation. We will not be able to cater to dietary requirements advised on the day. Unfortunately we cannot cater for guests with allergies/adverse reactions caused by food. Whilst we have made every attempt to meet a variety of dietary requirements we have met with our suppliers and have been advised that they “cannot guarantee” that our stock has not been in contact with nuts, eggs, soy, or bee products etc during and throughout the manufacturing process. For this reason above, we cannot cater to allergies and are sincerely sorry. We can however welcome all guests with food allergies on a cruise, at a discounted price, so that those guests (if they choose) can bring in their own meal that has been prepared to their exact requirements. Please also understand that whilst sailing we cannot change ingredients for food preferences / individual tastes. (i.e I do not like tomatoes). As we are a vessel, we are unable to stock a large amount of excess food on board to suit all requirements/preferences. Our team of chef’s spend an incredible amount of time sourcing and preparing the menu items and are also confined to an extremely short period of time to serve food in order to keep the cruise operating within the allocated time. Due to these reasons (and in order to keep the cruise at a value-for-money price) we simply cannot provide individual chefs to meet specific tastes nor change or swap ingredients to suit individual preferences. Please remember to advise us when you are making your booking of your dietary requirements (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free or Dairy Free). We have a wonderful variety of food on board so please feel free to peruse our menu online prior to cruising. Please feel free to call our reservations office for further details.


This beverage list is included in the dinner cruise ticket, however, if you would like to indulge in other beverages or our signature cocktails, please check at our Full Beverage List

Soft Drinks
Coca cola
Diet Coca Cola
Ginger ale
Soda Water
Tonic water
Lemon lime and bitters

Orange juice
Pineapple juice
Apple juice
Cranberry juice

Monteith’s Pointers Pale Ale
Hahn Premium Light

Ten Degrees Sparkling Brut

Tea and coffee

Finlandia Vodka

Gordons Gin

Bundaberg Rum

Australian wine
Amesbury Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Amesbury Estate Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

Jim Beam Bourbon

Dewar’s White Label Scotch

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.

Cruise route is subject to Captain's discretion

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