“This was a fantastic day out for me and my partner. We really enjoyed the food and we were upgraded from the main deck to the outside top deck which was superb. We will be returning for another cruise at some stage. Keep up the great service!” – D.Miller

“Lovely, relaxing cruise. The food was varied and plentiful. The dishes were some of my favourite. The staff were friendly and helpful, and had great senses of humour. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience the charm of a paddle steamer.” – M.Goodson

“Hi, we had a lovely time! We couldn’t fault anything, from purchasing the tickets in Perth as a Christmas gift to my parents who have resided in Brisbane for over 45 years, and have always wanted to do the cruise. We were all very impressed with the variety of the food choices, the entertainment, and the staff were more than happy to do anything. It was a most enjoyable and relaxing day. ” – D.Ducrow

“So enjoyed this cruise, the food was better than I expected and the selection was exceptional. I’m not a jazz fan but have got to say the band just added that special extra touch. I will be singing your praises far and wide. Thanks Kookaburra.” – G.Anderson

“This cruise was the most relaxing and enjoyable experience we’ve had in a long time. We are from Brisbane and we felt the cruise made us fall in love with it again. It was really lovely. The boats are glorious and the staff helpful and friendly. A big thank you from us. We will be back!” – K & S

“We had the lunch cruise on Friday the 26th of February and it was a great experience. My wife and I enjoyed everything. The food was great the service very good and the gentle cruise down the river was so relaxing. I will recommend this to all my friends and we will be back. Thank you for a very enjoyable time.” – T. Waters

“Had a wonderful experience, enjoyed every moment, staff was excellent and very polite, and most of all very helpful, the music was great.” – K. Wallace

“Really enjoyed our experience. Staff were excellent, meal was enjoyable and better than expected…We are definitely planning to do the evening dinner cruise now and maybe even a Jazz Sunday lunch on the showboat.” – A. Hill

“Thank you for a truly enjoyable day all was tops staff were great.”- B. Dee

“We had an enjoyable cruise, great food, great service, great music and a worthwhile 3 hours spent on the Brisbane River, taking in the sights and sounds!” -V. De Villiers

“I’ve currently got guests from the UK. Visiting and was wanting to show them the sites of Brisbane without walking around in the sun. I’ve previously been on the Kookaburra queen before and really enjoyed it, the food previously was a hot and cold buffet. Yesterday we had a wonderful 3 course meal with full waitress service, the food was absolutely outstanding, we also had a wonderful gentleman explaining Brisbane’s history and up and coming buildings. I’ve lived in Brisbane for 11 years and learnt a lot yesterday. I was very interested in one particular building and the gentleman kindly wrote down the buildings name and address for me. It was certainly excellent Value for money and a truly wonderful day out. Thank you” -L. Isaac

“Food was lovely, atmosphere lovely crew very welcoming. A most enjoyable evening thank you.” -D. Tape

“Had an excellent cruise on Saturday. Enjoyed the food and Jazz Singer and service was excellent. Many thanks” – S. Kroeger

“It was a pleasure to be welcomed aboard, our party of 13 agreed that the table service, the food, the entertainment and the dining settings provided excellent value for money. I therefore have no hesitation in highly recommending the Kookaburra Queen Showboat Cruise as a venue that I believe provided what it advertised. .” – C.Ferguson

“As I personally was unable to attend due to a family funeral, the others in the group enjoyed it so much that they want me to organise another one for next year. They told me that the staff looked after our disabled people very well, and all enjoyed the lunch and the entertainment. Thank you..” – W. Wanderers

“We really enjoyed the Jazz Lunch Cruise, staff were friendly and the experience was fabulous. This experience was a birthday treat from my son and couldn’t have asked for anything more.
We will definitely be coming back…looking at doing the high tea or a dinner cruise. Will be recommending your cruises for sure to family and friends. Thank you” -K. Chapman

“We had a nice time on the cruise. The waiters did a great job. Our children loved the opportunity to chat with the captain of the ship and having a family photo taken at a reasonable price. The jazz band playing on boarding was great for atmosphere. The jazz singer man on our deck was great.” -A. Dellaway

“My guests and I had a fantastic time on the Jazz cruise! Please send a big thank you onto the wait staff and manager! The manager was really on top of things!! Thank you. Also a big thank you to Captain John Barnett. He was so friendly and welcoming to all who boarded on Sunday 20th. Please pass on my appreciation. Will definitely dine on the Kookaburra Queen again!” – C. Bryan

“Good Day! I must advise that we celebrated my wife (Shirley’s) 70th birthday yesterday on board with friends from the Gold Coast, South Africa, Melbourne and Sydney it was a tremendous experience. We all really enjoyed the cruise, the food was excellent as well as the service everything was organised like clockwork. The Jazz band was very entertaining. We will definitely recommend your cruises to all. Thanks again” -A. Marais

“The whole experience was excellent. The ticket office staff could not have been more helpful, and had everything ready and waiting for us as per our booking. The very first staff member we met when boarding the Kookaburra Queen was polite and friendly and the rest of the crew were just as wonderful. We both enjoyed the meal and my dietary needs were met with a minimum of fuss. The scenery was great and the cruise was value added by the excellent commentary. An added bonus was seeing the F18 practice for River Fire the next day.” -H. Atkinson

“Was a brilliant experience and will be recommending for all our family and friends to do” -V. Boyes

“Had a lovely time on the Saturday lunch time Jazz Cruise. The staff were very friendly, even though they were super busy. For a ‘bulk produced’ style of menu, the food was good and of course the river views are excellent. Special thanks to the skipper Brad, who let me stand at the wheel and have a picture taken. All in all a great experience.” -S. Schilling

“Great cruise, good food, a nice day out” -G. Hooker

“We had a wonderful cruise and was very happy to see we had been given a table outside which was extra special. Beautiful setting and friendly staff.” – N.Woods

“My husband and I embarked on a Sunday lunch cruise on the Brisbane River and were extremely happy with every aspect of the cruise. The greeting from all the staff when boarding was very welcoming and professional. The interior and layout of the dining tables, already prepped with entrees, was very impressive. The service onboard from the table staff was outstanding. But one of the absolute gems was the entertainer. The combination compere, comedian, singer and musician was just brilliant and the perfect person for the job. He didn’t stop for one break in the first 2 hours which I found remarkable.” -D. Besant

“My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch cruise on Saturday. The food was delicious, service was outstanding and the entertainment was superb. We are looking forward to doing a night time cruise in the future. Thank you for a great day.” -D. Olsen

“I have been on the RIVERQUEEN cruise several times, for different occasions. I think this last lunch cruise was by far the best dining experience my husband and I have had with the company. My husband, as a tourism educator, takes students on your cruises regularly, and he also commented on the dining and food presentation…the running commentary was good. The food portions were more than adequate.Thank you for a lovely couple of hours, it was my 60th birthday.” -L. Doust

“Had an enjoyable time on the Lunch Jazz Cruise. Entertainer was very good, food was excellent and plentiful. Staff were very friendly” -S. Ryton-Benson

“Had a fantastic time, would go again and tell all my friends and family” – J. Dening

“Had a great time food was good, beer prices acceptable and found staff very pleasant and were more than helpful including lady at the office who set up our groups annual passes” – A. Manganaro

“We had the most beautiful lunch on Friday. The food was tremendous and the service was excellent. Myself and my two girlfriends have been cruising on the Kookaburra Queen for a number of years in our celebration of Christmas. All three of us gave our latest experience FIVE STARS and I have been telling all my friends how good it was. Thank you for helping us get our Christmas celebrations off to a perfect start.” -K. Houghton

“Thank you for a lovely afternoon. We got a red balloon gift for Christmas to have lunch on your jazz cruise. The food was delicious and the music delightful! A very pleasant nostalgic romantic cruise. Thank you to all the staff for making this gift a memory.” – C. Berry

“Excellent cruise, entertainment and meal. The person who was our waiter on table was excellent all my party 12 of us had a very enjoyable afternoon on the kookaburra Queen and we would recommend your cruise to anyone of our friends or acquaintance.” -J. Farmer

“We came on a lunch cruise last year (my mum, my son and I) and we had the most beautiful time! The service was lovely, the ship was beautiful and the commentary was so interesting. We will definitely come for another cruise and I have told my family and friends how relaxing it was. I think this must be one of the best things you can do in Brisbane. Thank you for the lovely experience!” -N. Ibrahim

“The service was excellent and we quite enjoyed the singer. Thank you for a lovely day.” -D. Derham

“This was my second cruise (first one I brought my 96 year old Mother, and my son). My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed both the cruise and the commentary which was very informative and interesting. The food was absolutely great!” -G. Denton

“My wife and I had a most enjoyable lunch and river cruise. I would strongly recommend the experience to our friends.” -A. Witt

“We would like to thank you and Staff for an enjoyable time on our Lunch Cruise Thursday 12th November. Everybody said they enjoyed it very much. The set up was great seeing as I had 24 Seniors with me. Thank You again. (Samford Grove Retirement Village)” – V. Svensen

“We had a lovely day yesterday. Loved the music, the singer kept us entertained with his songs and beautiful voice. The staff were all friendly and helpful we would come again.” – S. Clatworthy

“Dad and I had a very enjoyable time. It was a great atmosphere with excellent service and good food. Time went all too fast…..We will definitely be cruising again!” – A.Schwartz

“We were a group of 20 and went on a Jazz Lunch Cruise with the Kookaburra on Sunday 13 December 2015. All of us had a fabulous time and there was not a single complaint by any of the group. We were especially impressed with the excellent food – taste, size and presentation. Again: not a single complaint – praise only for the first course and all mains. The winners in the desserts were the Christmas Pudding and the Cream Caramel. The dining area was set up beautifully with the black tablecloths and white napkins and even though we were seated close to the band, there was no need to ‘scream’ to be heard. The music was lovely… All in all a super nice experience for everyone! A couple of group members had been on a previous excursion with the Kookaburra and found this trip and the food much improved. We all said we would do it again. :)” -I. Blackett

“I heard about you guys from searching on activities and excursions through my Chase bank card website in the states. I was looking for an unforgettable and classy activity to celebrate my friend’s recent wedding. We had a perfect afternoon on the water. Everything was delicious, and we loved the sparkling. The performer who sang Buble and Sinatra was perfect. The Captain even let us pose with the wheel at the front of the boat! We will cherish these memories for years to come. Thank you!!!” -A. Smith

“Took the sightseeing tour and sat out on verandah with my elderly mum and her sister. They were enthralled with the views the whole two hours. Amazed at how the cities skyline has changed from “way back when they were young” and also very happy to see familiar landmarks – story bridge, kangaroo point etc. In awe of the “boys falling off the cliffs on a piece of rope”. Beautiful faces on these two beautiful people shone through with memories and wonderment at the pace of modern change. Thank you for making this possible in the easiest and safest way.” -J. Hanton


“Thank you for a fabulous afternoon of entertainment, very friendly staff. Scrumptious high tea. I would recommend anyone to Kookaburra Queen.” – K. Mclachlan

“Love the Kookaburra Queen, we have been on it 3 times. Recently did the high tea for Valentine’s Day which was really nice. View on the river is great and the boat is amazing…”- D. Kaden

“Brilliant Saturday afternoon with a very tasty high tea. So relaxing and the staff so prompt and efficient. Couldn’t think of anything that needed improvement.”
– P. Fontebasso

“We booked originally for a high tea for 9 guests on 2nd January and at the last minute (the day before) added in an extra guest. The staff were absolutely sensational from the lady who took our booking to the staff who checked us in on the boat to the staff who served us our wonderful high tea & drinks to the fabulous singer who sang whilst we cruised the afternoon away. What a delight the weather was fantastic & the service 100%. Will definitely book this again especially when we have guests to stay. Keep up the fantastic service.” -R. Spring

“Lovely afternoon with delicious high tea and generous drinks” – A.Gill

“Wonderful day, friendly staff, good food.” – K. Rigney

“Yesterday we went on your High Tea cruise and had a wonderful time. The staff were so lovely and accommodating…The whole experience was wonderful and relaxing and the food and service was amazing. An experience that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you.” -F. Hills

“We want to let you know that we had a wonderful time on your High Tea cruise on Sunday. Your staff were friendly and helpful. The food was great and abundant. The entertainment was light and enjoyable also. Thanks for a great time – we will be back again!” -G. Norrish

“My husband and I were on Kookaburra II for High Tea.We had a wonderful experience. We have our friends inquiring as they have family from the US coming to Brisbane on Holidays and, we recommended they take then on a High Tea cruise with Kookaburra Cruises. I will be booking the Father’s Day Lunch 2016 Cruise.” – V. Pearse

“Recently, I took an interstate friend on the High Tea cruise for her birthday. The experience was amazing, from the booking to the end of the day! All the staff were great but I have to say our waitress “Holly” was one of the most professional and talented young lady we have encountered over the past few years. The service we received combined with the scrumptious food, entertainment and the scenery made our afternoon one of the most memorable ever. We will certainly be recommending your cruise to all our friends. Thank you!” – C. Hawker

“We thoroughly enjoyed the High Tea onboard Kookaburra Queen yesterday. We filled out feedback forms onboard, but one thing I forgot to pass on….the calamari was the best I have ever had, congratulations to the chef, it was by far the best item on the savoury plate.” -C. Newman

“Just want to say we had a lovely High Tea cruise. All staff and all service was impeccable… A special mention goes out to the Captain he was lovely and funny” -T. Haycock

“Really loved my first high tea experience on the cruise and the entertainment and crew were beautiful! Food was great, service was great and seeing Brisbane from the river is always a great view! :)” -M. Brodt

“My partner and I experienced a delightful afternoon onboard the Kookaburra Queen, the staff were friendly & attentive, the High Tea was scrumptious add to that live entertainment & this made for a very pleasant Saturday” -P. Gare

“My friend Rhonda and I had a wonderful time on the High Tea Cruise. The food was really nice and we both loved the free flowing champagne 🙂 We do hope to come back again soon.”
– C. Vlahopoulos

“My daughter & I had a wonderful time on the high tea cruise. The staff were all very attentive & as we were cruising with an infant they just made everything easy for us helping carry the pushchair upstairs & regularly checking that all our needs were met. It must be a very happy working environment as the staff were always smiling & the captain let us have a photo at the wheel. It was my daughter’s birthday & we had the best experience ever. Thank you very much to all of you.” -L. Hughes

“We had a great time yesterday on the high tea cruise, we celebrated a 30 year wedding anniversary and a birthday. The food and service was excellent, we enjoyed the entertainment. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this cruise to our friends and family. The whole experience was very pleasant and all the staff were very friendly.” -A. Dawson


“We had been on a showboat cruise a few years ago for my girlfriend’s birthday and we loved it so much that I surprised her this year with a New Years Eve dinner cruise. Once again it was a fabulous dinner and cruise and the perfect romantic setting to propose while watching the midnight fireworks from the deck of the boat. She said yes. : ) Thanks to all those who gave us their best wishes.” – R.Butler

“We had a wonderful cruise on Friday 5th February, which was a gift from our daughter. Everything was 1st class, food, service and the commentary. And I meet Captain Doug, highly recommend.” – D. Ross

“It was absolutely amazing! We enjoyed it so much, and we will be back soon! Awesome food, awesome, friendly service, amazing music, everything just perfect! We would like to thank everyone on the boat, for making our evening so super special, and for everything! Everything was perfect! We will definitely be back soon!” – L. Bothe

“Cruise was fantastic. Staff were very attentive, happy and helpful. Food was great and plentiful. I would (and will be) recommend it to family and friends.” – B.Noble

“Had a ball fantastic service fabulous food.” – J. Kutnyak

“The first cruise we did was on my birthday, on the 6th of February, and we enjoyed it so much, and everything was so amazing, that we decided to do the Valentine’s Day cruise the following Sunday as well! And it was just amazing, and perfect! The food, the service, the music everything was incredible! I also want to especially thank Bree who works for your company, here in Brisbane, for all her kindness, great customer service and friendliness! All the staff are lovely and helpful working for your company, but Bree sure goes the extra mile, and puts in so much effort for her customers! She is such a delight to deal with, and I love great customer service, it’s one of the main things that will keep making me come back to anything! Whether it is a store, hotel, or Showboat like this, great customer service inspires you just more to come back again and again! So thank you Bree for your great service, and kindness, and also thank you to everyone on the Kookaburra showboat, to make our experience once again, unforgettable! Everything was perfect, like I say, from the friendly staff, the awesome food and entertainment, the decor, done so beautifully on the boat as always, and especially now for Valentine’s day, and great entertainment again, well that is just all making us want to tell you, that we will definitely be back again, real soon! Thank you for once again, making our cruise so memorable for us, and wonderful! We’ll be back soon!” – L. Bothe

“Had a wonderful time. All staff very friendly and courteous. We had the 3 course al a carte menu with seafood platter for two. Food was absolutely awesome!!!!!” – K. Tong

“We had a great night. The food was really good, the service was excellent. Thanks” – N. Gatti

“We had an enjoyable cruise, great food, great service, great music and a worthwhile 3 hours spent on the Brisbane River, taking in the sights and sounds!” -V. De Villiers

“Yes we all had a wonderful time. In fact we are working on when we can do it all again. The service was excellent as was the food. Looking forward to our next trip on the river in style.”
-V. Seabourne

“All was good. Departure was on time, meal service was well done and waiter service was very good. Nothing to complain about!” – B. Brition

“We all had a fabulous time. The entertainment, food and staff were just great. We will certainly be back.” -C. Harding

“Excellent trip to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary. The food and service were extremely good and the entertainment had us up dancing. When next in Brisbane we will go on the cruise again no hesitation.” – D. Williams

“We had a most enjoyable night and a lovely waiter.” – S. Philips

“I really enjoyed myself on the dinner cruise last night. I found all of the staff extremely friendly and helpful. In spite of how incredibly busy the staff were from beginning to end, nothing was too much trouble. It was a lovely evening.”- A. O’Riordan

“Had a fantastic time aboard the Showboat. My husband and I both enjoyed our relaxing time taking in the sights of Brisbane. The food, entertainment and staff were fabulous. Highly recommended!” – S. Goddard

“My husband and I had a fantastic time last night. I will be highly recommending the cruise to friends and work colleagues. We don’t know why it’s taken us this long to cruise with you. Thanks again it was all fantastic. Music food etc.” – J. Ashby

“Most enjoyable great food service the same & enjoyed the entertainment” – F. Murphy

“Excellent experience. Good food. Staff was excellent. Thank you for the pleasant evening.” -G. Brohier

“Great food, great views, great service, great night” -V. Pick

“Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. Food was good and staff very polite and attentive.” -K. Luskie

“My Partner & I had the most awesome time ever on your cruise. We had such fun, great food and great entertainment. The waiters treated us great and went beyond our expectations. We loved the paddle Steamer and even getting a photo of the 2 of us at the Helm of the boat. Thank you so much for making our day so special. We will do that again for sure. We would recommend the trip to anyone, no hassle in cooking the food, or the cleaning up. It was a very peaceful lovely day.” -D. Mclntyre

“All my family enjoyed themselves, I felt like I was on a holiday, great get away, loved the entertainment, the captain let me steer the vessel. It was a Christmas gift to my children, as time spent together is more important the being given things…” – D. Niebling

“As always great cruise, good staff, great food and atmosphere.” -C. Duggan

“We had a lovely time on your cruise. The staff were friendly and the food was very nice. It was my daughter’s birthday and when I told the waitress said brought a glass of champagne and got the tour guide to announce and sing to her. It made it a special time so many thanks to your wonderful staff, even the chefs wished her happy birthday which was nice.

We walked around the boat and met the captain on top who invited us into his cabin and allowed us to take photos. He was a very nice man and made us feel very welcome.

The cruise was lovely and I will certainly recommend it. For a special day it was something different to do and well worth it as makes you appreciate out beautiful city. Many thanks”
-L. Zammit

“It was another fantastic night made perfect by all the staff at the office and on board the boat We are so appreciative of the hospitality and professionalism of all staff” – M.Browning

“Had a lovely time. Food was magnificent. Singing was absolutely fabulous. Customer service was excellent.” -W. Barncastle

“Brilliant, the cruise was amazing we all really had a blast, great food wine and entertainment will definitely recommend this to others.” – L. Hunter

“The cruise was perfect one of the best days of my life not only because it was my birthday but for the way your crew looked after my guests and the service was second to none.
Hope to board the Queen again in the near future.” -L. Hood

“Was a nice evening and great host and our waitress was lovely Thank you all” -M. Cairns

“David and I totally enjoyed our Showboat Cruise. It was extremely relaxing and very professionally conducted. We would and have already told friends about our lovely experience…I hope you continue to give the people of Brisbane such a wonderful way to enjoy their river. Thank you.” -H. Hutton

“We had a great time service was excellent and entertainment also great” -N. Harvey

“Thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Fabulous singer and lovely food. Thank you!” -T. Farrell

“My husband Howard and I had a delightful evening last night…We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and a big THANK YOU to whoever gave us the best seat in the house. It was much appreciated. The wait staff were very attentive and thank you to Steve for his congratulatory remarks. Also much appreciated and also to other staff who offered their congratulations as well…We look forward to doing a lunch cruise next time.” -L. Pickering

“Absolutely great, the whole experience was wonderful from the boat, the staff, food and band.” -N. Spinoulas

“It was a great night. Thank you!” -K. Chappell

“Had a great time on our cruise. Perfect evening, lovely weather. The entertainment was great, service was outstanding. Food was good.. We will be coming back again when we have overseas visitors…great way to experience Brisbane. Thank you so much. Heard about you because we were given a Red Balloon voucher for a dinner cruise on the Gold Coast. We were pleased it was in Brisbane instead!” -H. Smith

“What a perfect time. We have enjoyed the Kookaburra Queen a few times now. Last night was as enjoyable as ever. Service and welcome was great. Food choices great. Food was delicious. Entertainment perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed his voice and song choices. Will be back.” -F. Lynette

“Absolutely perfect night!!! Loved every moment of it. The staff were very welcoming from moment of stepping aboard right through to leaving. My 2 children had a fantastic time as well. The food was perfect, staff were perfect & and views were amazing! A massive thank you to everyone for a memorable night :-)” -K. Carr

“The whole evening was fantastic. The table service was great and the staff were very warm and friendly. The food was delicious and as I am celiac, I was well catered for with options available for all courses. The onboard entertainment was fun and engaging. I will recommend this experience to friends and family. Thank you.” -K. Shaw

“I have grown up on the Gold coast and never do the touristy things BUT this time I was celebrating my end of exams and thought the Kookaburra would be a lovely way to enjoy dinner.
I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of Brizzy and the beautiful food, not to mention the people who worked onboard….lovely! I will be back soon and I plan to take my children and anyone else. It is wonderful…credit to you all! Love the photos, lovely memories.” -S. Schultz

“It was an awesome experience. Food was great, especially the beef, entertainment was great and I’d highly recommend it to friends.” -P. Brown

“Had a great time on the Kookaburra Showboat Cruise. Meals were amazing and although we cruised at night time – Brisbane city looked beautiful. Entertainment on the cruise was great and thoroughly enjoyed our time.” -T. Warren

“Had a FUNtastic time. The service was wonderful, the food absolutely amazing and the views were spectacular. We went at night time so the Brisbane lights were gorgeous. My friend and I were treated with great respect and we felt wonderful. The entertainment was great and you have the opportunity to dance or just enjoy the singing. Absolutely recommend this to everyone of all ages. Will definitely do this again.” -W. Fritz

“Just want to say a big Thank you to the singer/entertainer on board. He was excellent. He had a lot of energy/entertaining greatness despite everyone involved in their table and the view. Thank you we had a great time!!!” -D. Herdman

“Had a great time the food was plentiful, service was outstanding and the entertainment was great” – P. LeMay

“The cruise was very enjoyable. The level of customer service was high. Thanks” -S. Stack

“Very pleasant cruise – excellent food and entertainer was great as well..” – A.McConnell

“Love the cruise! Staff was very friendly and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Entertainment was excellent – love the beautiful relaxing good music. Food was good…love every minute of it and will recommend it to other people.” -C. Nieuwoudt

“Had an absolutely fantastic night” – S. Regeling

“It was a wonderful night. Staff were polite and attentive. Would definitely recommend. Great way to finish holiday” -L. Wirth

“Lovely evening with great entertainment” -A. Taefi


“I had a great time on the NYE Masquerade cruise. In particular I really enjoyed the selection of music that the DJ played. It was a great range of dance music across the decades with wide appeal. He should be congratulated on doing such a fine job and it was the best part of the evening for me. The finger food was also excellent.” -M.Garde

“Thank You to all the staff that gave up their Christmas for a great lunch cruise. Some of the folk were doing three cruises on the day so quite the sacrifice. Of special mention is the Captain whom took a memorable photo for us in the wheelhouse and was very personable. Everything was relaxed, drinks and scenery were enjoyed, as well as a prawn or two!!!” – A. Lowndes

“We had an amazing night on the cruise at the Riverfire. Food was fantastic and plenty. The atmosphere was also nice. Beautiful view. We will definitely go back again soon!” -K. Illo

“The 3rd kookaburra cruise I’ve gone on and most defiantly the best. Delicious buffet dinner and dessert, good view of the family fireworks and then even better view of the NYE midnight fireworks in Southbank, great entertainment. Overall very nice cruise would recommend.” – A.Butler

“I just want to say a big thank you for a very enjoyable evening that my daughter (soon to be 18) and I had on Australia day dinner cruise. This is the first time we have done anything like that (boring I know) as I have not long moved back to Brisbane after 38years. We had such a wonderful time that my daughter wants to have her 18th birthday on the Kookaburra. The staff were absolutely fantastic, the cleanliness was spot on, the presentation of the tables was brilliant, and the food, just awesome. Now, I’m a very fussy person, and I don’t give compliments lightly, and I’m a foodie, so yes people well done. The young barman on the main deck was brilliant, polite, happy and very informative. Again, I have worked security in night clubs and pubs for some 25years, so these comments are genuine. Thanks again to Showboat Cruises.” -R. Ford

“My friend and I had a lovely night on the Australia Day cruise. Food was lovely. Staff were very attentive & friendly and the view of the fireworks was awesome” -S. Beaty

“Thank you! Our party of 12 had a great time on Australia Day. The service was friendly and very professional, the food delicious and the music and entertainment was just perfect: not too intrusive while dinning and great tunes and beats for dancing. In all, a great experience. We will definitely be back with friends from OS soon!” -E. Germain

“Our Christmas Eve cruise last night was excellent. Great service and food. Fantastic atmosphere and sights. We will definitely be doing another cruise.” -M. Smith

“Thanks so much for a great Xmas day lunch. Staff were really friendly. Food was great. Great to have a table for just our party of 4. Driver was fantastic to offer photo opportunities for us driving the boat…FANTASTIC DAY – THANKS SO MUCH. WILL DEFINITELY DO AGAIN !!!!” -K. Hoolihan

“Had a great night on New Year’s Eve. Staff were friendly and efficient. Entertainment good and food plentiful. Great way to see in the New Year” – A.J. Hunter

“My son and I attended your Riverfire cruise in Brisbane on Sat 26/9/2015. We purchased Essentials tickets at $99pp. We were really pleased with the table and view as well as food, drinks and service on the night. The boat was not so packed that you could not get a good vantage point once the fireworks began. We had a really lovely time and would not hesitate to recommend this outing to family, friends and complete strangers! Everyone on your crew was pleasant and attentive and the canapes just kept coming! It was also a relief to find mobile EFTPOS available at the bar. Congratulations on running a very fine enterprise.” – F. Bridges


“Thank you so much to all the crew for a beautiful day. I was celebrating my 70th Birthday with my family ( 19 of us) and have to say everyone was really impressed with the whole cruise. With two of our party having special dietary needs your chef Greg came and showed what foods were available. The wait staff were awesome with their service and the entertainer was certainly very good. So once again a big thank you for helping to make my day so special and for providing us with the perfect venue.” -R. Harrison

“We celebrated my 80th birthday, the food was exceptional, as were the sweets. We had Peter the muso man, he made our night with his humor and great voice everybody, danced it was terrific” -R. Robinson

“The best food I’ve had in a long time, the greatest service and an awesome atmosphere. Had a great time with my misses, who loved it just as much as me. Definitely will do it again.” -D.Dearden

“On Saturday evening I booked 27 guests for my husband’s 70th birthday. We had guests come from all over NSW and Queensland. On the cruise and the day after, everyone of the guests either spoke to me or rang me to thank us for introducing them to the wonderful Kookaburra Queen. We all had a great happy night. The entertainment was terrific and surprisingly we were not squashed in. It was very comfortable. The food and bar staff were pleasant and courteous to us all, nothing was a problem for them. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We are members of the Captains Club and we have encouraged all our local guests to join it too. It would be remiss not to mention the reservation staff. They were wonderful and made my job of organising very easy. We will be coming on another cruise with you in the New Year.”-R. Rumble

“Thanks for a lovely cruise for both my husband and me whose 70th birthdays we were celebrating and all our guests – 28 of us in total. Everybody seemed to enjoy the experience from little people up. Food was good, service good and thanks for the beautiful birthday cake you provided.” – R. Laurens

“I organised for this cruise for my wife Lenore’s 50th Birthday dinner with one special couple who mean the world to us both. It was their first time on the Kookaburra Queen and our second. The night was very enjoyable and the cruise being a different direction to our previous one meant that it was even more exciting. We have already registered for the Captains Club and already talking about our next visit, but doing it in the daytime so we can get our bearings on what we saw.
Thanks for an enjoyable dinner cruise. We loved it!” -G. Pack

“My daughter’s birthday is 29 February- a special day indeed (only happening every four years), to mark the occasion I booked a high tea experience on the Kookaburra Queen & notified the booking office of this very special event. When we boarded the boat, we were lead to the upper deck where an exclusive outside table was set for us. A free birthday cocktail was offered to my daughter & she was made to feel VERY special indeed! Not only was the cruise & food amazing – the staff were awesome; polite, friendly with a ‘nothing is too hard to do’ attitude. We will definitely be back again & I am recommending the High Tea cruise to all of my friends & associates. A BIG Thank you to all the staff for making my daughter’s birthday a truly memorable one!” – F. Charington

“Our recent experience on the Kookaburra Showboat Cruises was absolutely beautiful. The service by your friendly and helpful, polite staff was excellent. On the occasion of our son’s 40th Birthday, all our guests were extremely happy with the food/service as well as the music. The children were absolutely delighted with the experience and everyone had a lovely afternoon. I could not have chosen a better venue. Thank you.” – R. D’Moore

“Had a lovely time for my mother’s 65th birthday. . Would fully recommend this company for any celebrations…” – T. Stockman

“My husband and I loved the cruise. It was our first time and it was very special as it was our 29th wedding anniversary that day, the 3rd of January. The staff were all so amazing, the food was lovely and we couldn’t fault the service. I would recommend this cruise to everyone. Thank you for a great time.” -N. Kane

“My sister and I brought our Mum along for her 70th birthday celebration and we had the most wonderful night. The evening ran smoothly and the food was very tasty. The entertainment was enjoyable too. Thank you to the wait staff also. On such a busy night, they did the best they could to get food and drinks to tables as quickly as they could. They were all very friendly and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed to views from the boat and was able to take some amazing photos of the skyline at night. Thank you for such a lovely night.” -N. Blewitt

“We attended last evening for my brothers birthday. We all had a great time! We have been on the Kookaburra many times, and this was very enjoyable. The entertainment was the highlight of the evening for most of us… the 2 singers were awesome – and funny! For Jacob’s first evening, he did an amazing job!!! We also were very entertained by ‘Deb’ (I think that was her name) – the blonde woman … she took my daughter to ‘steer the boat’ with the Captain, and also danced with her and my grandson (7mths) which they enjoyed… Overall we had a great night…No doubt will see you again..” -S. Hatley

“We chose the Kookaburra Queen to celebrate my husband’s 60th Birthday. It was wonderful… We had the grandchildren with us & they were well looked after. The day was wonderful, the service was exceptional & the experience was one of the best we have had. Everyone loved their time & it was thrilling for the children who had a photo at the ships wheel which will be become such a memorable pic. Thanks everyone we loved our experience” -I. Kronk


“Thank you very much for our night on your Christmas Cruise Saturday Night. This was our staff Xmas Party for the year and as we have not done this sort of thing before, it was very enjoyable and everyone said they had a great time. The D.J. did a great job with the older music that people can sing and dance along to. We will highly recommend this trip to anyone. Only one problem – it was over too soon!!” -L. Manteit

“It was a very special and great experience. My staff did enjoyed every minute of it. The Samoan DJ made it even more special as most of my staff are Samoans. We are hoping to do the same next year God willing and hope our business will grow so we can support yours. Many thanks to you and your staff especially the gentleman who reopen the gate for one of my staff who came late. That was enough to know that you guys do care about your customers. Good luck for next year and hope to see you soon.” -E. Tupuola

“I wish to extend a BIG thank you to all the staff aboard Showboat Cruises. I have received nothing but positive feedback from all our staff who were aboard to celebrate our Christmas staff party. The food, the entertainment and the staff were great. I would highly recommend your company in the future. Thanks again” -L. Ross

“Hi, we had a lovely time on the Sunday night dinner cruise for our work xmas party. The staff were lovely, and fun. The entertainment was good. And the food was lovely. The night was absolutely superb for cruising the river, and standing at the front of the boat watching the city lights was just amazing. Thank you so much.” -G. Higgins

“I arranged our work Christmas Function with you which we went on Saturday (12/12/15). The whole experience from start to finish was very enjoyable. The assistance I received when making the booking was excellent and your staff on the boat were very lovely. They looked after us so well. The entertainment that you had for the night was great and I can only say that a good night was had by all. Thank you so much. I have just joined up for the Captains Club I enjoyed it so much.” -K. Petit


“The team from AMF Bowling at MT Gravatt had a wonderful evening on your cruise on January 7th. We thank you for facilitating a trouble free event for us. As an Entertainment venue ourselves, we pride ourselves on organising fuss free, fantastic fun events for our guests so it was really nice to have Kookaburra provide us with the same. The DJ was very entertaining, the food was sumptuous (although the boys would have liked a bit more) and the boat was well maintained and clean, with plenty of room aboard for all the groups. Thanks again!” -S. Long

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