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High Tea on the Brisbane River

When: Every Saturday & Sunday

Experience the finest tradition of High Tea on Australia’s most beautiful river onboard the iconic Kookaburra River Queens. 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. 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 River Cruises, enjoy a drink on the rooftop and experience Brisbane’s High Tea Cruise.

Sailing every week of the year all our cruises showcase the best of Brisbane, sailing both up and downstream from our city 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 High Tea cruises are all-inclusive which means you will receive a spectacular 3 tier high tea stand comprised of sweet and savoury hot and cold delicacies including scones with cream and jam, baked New York cheesecake, chocolate fondant, truffled egg & free range chicken sandwiches, roasted beef wrap, crispy pork belly, Angus beef wellington, brie & grilled vegetable salsa verde tartlet and more (we also cater to vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free). And…all your beverages are included.

So join us onboard the Kookaburra River Queens for the most memorable Brisbane High Tea Cruise with onboard entertainment. This will be an afternoon in Brisbane you will cherish forever.


• Scenic day cruise on the Brisbane River

• 3 tier high tea stand with sweet and savoury delicacies

• Kids under 12 receive their own kids high tea stand

• Live entertainment

• All beverages included (blooming tea, tea, coffee, juice, soft drinks, selected local and imported beers, Australian wines, sparkling, vodka, whiskey, gin, rum & bourbon).

Adults $70
Senior/Students $65
Kids (4 to12) $30
Infants are free of charge and must be included in your booking for correct passenger numbers.

Adults $75
Senior/Students $67
Kids (4 to12) $30
Infants are free of charge and 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 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.


Departing 1pm
Returning 3:30pm (may vary slightly subject to tides)


Departing 1pm
Returning 3.30pm (may vary slightly subject to tides)


Scones and mixed berry jam, whipped cream
Double-layered chocolate mousse
Baked N.Y cheesecake, passion fruit gel
Dark chocolate fondant

Truffled egg mayo sandwich
Free-range chicken, green olives, garlic aioli sandwich
Roasted beef, spinach, mustard wrap
Marinated mixed olives
Maple pumpkin mousse, parmesan crisp, feta

Crispy pork belly, tamarind glaze, sesame
Angus beef and mushroom roll
Brie, grilled vegetable, salsa verde tartlet
Prawn gyoza, soy ginger mayo

(the dietary requirement menus must be pre-ordered at time of reservation. Contact our office to advise of dietary requirements)

Subject to change without notice.

Important Note: When cruising with us, we can cater for 4 basic dietary requirements: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Lactose 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 Lactose 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.

*Subject to change, at the discretion of captain



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