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  • See Brisbane's best sights by day
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  • 2 hour river lunch cruise
  • Seasonal contemporary buffet lunch
  • Available Thursday & Friday
  • Brisbane's best river cruise

Kookaburra River Queens

Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise - Weekdays

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Cruise the Brisbane River on the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheeler and enjoy the beautiful sights on the Brisbane lunch cruise. Sailing every week of the year, all of the cruises showcase the best of Brisbane including the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the Maritime Museum, Brisbane’s Southbank precinct and many more of Brisbane’s spectacular attractions.

The Brisbane lunch cruise includes a seasonal contemporary buffet lunch and beverages as you cruise up and downstream. Listen to the onboard entertainment or head outdoors to enjoy a cold drink on the rooftop and uninterrupted views of the city.


  • Brisbane City scenic cruise on board the Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers
  • View the best sights of Brisbane by day
  • Seasonal contemporary buffet
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Soft Drinks, Juice, local and imported Beers, Australian wines, Sparkling, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Wine, Whisky


  • A full bar is available on board for alternative beverage purchases including cocktails
  • Multiple drink token packages are available for pre-purchase from the operator's check-in office up until boarding. These packages cannot be purchased on board


  • Brisbane's best river cruise
  • Sailing both upstream and downstream showcasing Brisbane’s best sights by day
  • Marvel at Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Maritime Museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and more
  • Live entertainment and dance floor onboard
  • Indoor and outdoor decks with 360 degree uninterrupted views
  • Enjoy a seasonal contemporary buffet offering a fusion of freshly cooked dishes, gourmet salads and desserts
  • Selected local and international beer, sparkling, soft drink, juices, tea and coffee
  • From 2020, beverages will also include selected local and imported beers, Australian wines including Amesbury Estate Sem Sauvignon Blanc and Cab Shiraz Merlot, Ten Degrees sparkling, Finlandia Vodka, Scotch Whiskey, Gin, Rum and Bourbon


  • Cruise departs between 12.30pm and 1pm, returning between 2pm and 3.30pm every Thursday and Friday
  • Please check your booking confirmation/ticket for precise details as these times may vary depending on cruise and tide conditions

Departure Location

  • Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Sample Menu

Seasonal Contemporary Buffet

  • Baker’s mixed bread with churned butter
  • Triple cooked new potatoes (G) (D) (V)
  • Crunchy chicken wings (G) (D)
  • Slow-cooked Angus beef, mushroom gravy (G) (D)
  • 12-hour confit pork, fresh apple, cider jus (G) (D)
  • Roasted chicken, chunky salsa fresca with tomato, olives, capers (G) (D)
  • Baked local reef fish with roasted garlic butter sauce
  • 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)
  • Asian slaw, rice vermicelli, shaved cabbage, onion, coriander, chili lime soy dressing (D) (G) (V)


  • Kookaburra signature chocolate fondant (G) (V)
  • Baked passion fruit cheesecake (V)
  • White chocolate cappuccino torte (V)
  • Petite pavlova topped with cream, mixed berry, passion fruit (G) (V)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit platter (G) (D) (V)
  • Whipped cream, mixed berry compote

Beverage Inclusions

  • Soft Drink
  • Juice
  • Beer
  • Sparkling
  • Australian wines
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Rum
  • Whisky
  • And Much More!

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

Special Dietary Requirements

  • The following dietary requirements can be catered for: Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegetarian and Vegan
  • Unfortunately food allergies are unable to be catered for
  • All dietary requirements must be advised on booking
  • Please note, menu items cannot be varied without prior notice

Additional Information

  • Cash Bar with eftpos facilities on board
  • We have allocated seating. Tables are allocated per booking. All passengers wishing to be seated together should be included in only one booking
  • Wheelchair access is available, however electric wheelchairs are not accepted. Please enquire prior to booking
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Cancellation Policy

  • Any changes, amendments or cancellations within 10 days of your booking date are not permitted

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the cruise
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
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Robyn Abrahams 6 months ago
Had a great time! The staff were wonderful, the entertainment was great. The buffet was well organised, The cruise was full of Christmas revellers who all had easy access to the buffets and enjoyed dancing and singing with the entertainer. There was plenty of room and we didn't feel rushed or crowded.
Had a great time
Robyn Abrahams 6 months ago

Had a great time! The staff were wonderful, the entertainment was great. The buffet was well organised, The cruise was full of Christmas revellers who all had easy access to the buffets and enjoyed dancing and singing with the entertainer. There was plenty of room and we didn't feel rushed or crowded.

Food wasn't amazing but it was decent
Jackie Cheung 10 months ago

Food wasn't amazing but it was decent. Drinks are included in the package so it's a good price. My in-laws were in town from the UK and we took them on a cruise to change the pace of the trip a little bit. I can imagine the cruise not being the most comfortable if the weather isn't great.

It was really a wonderful experience for a tourist like me and my family
Zareen Begum Mohamed 1 year ago

It was really a wonderful experience for a tourist like me and my family. The crew was amazing, friendly and accommodating. The view of Brisbane was spectacular and we managed to snap many picturesque views from the cruise. The buffet spread was also a variety. Maybe improve on the desserts.

Thank you so much
Edward Cox 1 year ago

Thank you so much. My parents really enjoyed the cruise. The food was excellent, great range and tasty too. Onboard entertainment/tour guide was fantastic, he can't really well. No need to pre-book seats. Drinks vouchers recommended - brings the price down a little.

Enjoyed the tour and the staff were all polite and friendly
Sara Leithy 1 year ago

Enjoyed the tour and the staff were all polite and friendly. Did take them a little while to notice no one had taken our drinks order but we weren't in a rush. Food was really delicious and the onboard entertainment was pleasant although more commentary on what we were sailed past would have been nice... unless there just isn't that much to see and talk about! All in all good value for money though.

Amazing Cruise
Craig Byrne 2 years ago

Amazing Cruise! We enjoyed an amazing lunch, full gourmet food with plenty of options. Drink prices were very reasonable especially when you purchase the book of vouchers from the main desk before you board. Amazing weather and great service. We didn't want to get off the boat. Thank you all again!

Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise on the Kookaburra Showboat was a fun experience
Jeffrey Manzer 2 years ago

Brisbane Buffet Lunch Cruise on the Kookaburra Showboat was a fun experience. The food was delicious, the staff extremely friendly, the entertainment enjoyable, and the views were fantastic. The host was entertaining and not overbearing, offering easy tunes to enjoy while eating and bringing special attention to sites or occasional celebrations (honeymoons, birthdays, anniversaries) amongst the guests. We enjoyed checking out the view from the various decks and were able to take great pictures, even on a cloudy and slightly rainy day. Well worth the lunch, but beverages are not included. Tokens can be purchased beforehand (less expensive option!) or drinks can be purchased on board. Thanks for the great afternoon!

Wow what can I say
Jennyfer Forbes 2 years ago

Wow what can I say... my husband and I were up from NSW on a holiday and we saw an ad on Facebook for Experience Oz so we looked through and found a lunch cruise on the Brisbane river. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were very helpful and the cruise overall was amazing.

Love the atmosphere on the cruise
Cheryl Petsch 2 years ago

Love the atmosphere on the cruise. The staff are so friendly! The food and drinks were amazing! Highly recommended!

Had a fabulous and relaxing time on the Kookaburra Queen Cruise Boat
Michelle 4 years ago

Had a fabulous and relaxing time on the Kookaburra Queen Cruise Boat. The food was amazing, cooked and presented perfectly! The music on the boat was uplifting and relaxing! My waitress, Lisa service me with highly and friendly customer service. The views of Brisbane including The Story Bridge was breathtaking! Highly recommended to anyone who was to see Brisbane by a different side by water!

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