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Itinerary

Make your way to Eagle Street Pier to meet your departing paddleboat. Snap a few photos of the traditional wooden boat, constructed from Queensland timber, before stepping onboard.

Once you settle in to a comfortable seat, listen to informative commentary from your crew on Brisbane landmarks and the development of Brisbane's waterfront. Traveling on a boat allows for unobstructed views of some of the city's top highlights.

Sidle up to the buffet to partake of the hot and cold offerings (see Itinerary for a sample menu), accompanied by native Australian produce and desserts. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase at the bar.

Weekend lunch cruises include live entertainment.

Head back to shore at the end of your cruise, ready for the rest of your day in Brisbane.

Locations visited
The Brisbane River
Rivers Restaurant Cruises & Boat Charters
Kookaburra River Queens
Overview
Book a relaxing paddleboat cruise on the Brisbane River for a midday break from activities in the city. Leave the bustling streets behind and find a seat on the boat's deck to see the landmarks, and then dig in to a buffet lunch of hot and cold offerings accompanied by Australian produce. This lunch cruise is a great way to maximize your time sightseeing in Brisbane.
Highlights
  • Learn more with live on-board commentary about Brisbane landmarks
  • Buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes ensures passengers won't go hungry
  • Live music onboard for weekend cruises
  • Two-hour cruise is a perfect way to combine sightseeing and lunch
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Very worthwhile

This was an enjoyable experience and good value. Very pleasant sightseeing and the commentator was humorous and good fun!

Thank teers2018
Reviewed 1 week ago
Love Brisbane

It was amazing experience. Everyone was well catered for. Aussies are so polite and friendly, just really helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lunchtime Cruise

Very good service, friendly staff, lovely food, nice decor, the only negative was it was difficult to understand what the compere was saying...could pick up only bits here & there so commentary wasn’t so helpful. The stairs over the “paddle wheel” made our view difficult...More

1  Thank bobandjo2018
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Be serenaded while enjoying lunch.

A warm welcome awaits you on stepping onboard the Kookaburra Queen (a classic wooden paddle steamer) for your lunch cruise on the Brisbane River. After the mandatary safety briefing we were served drinks and invited to enjoy the delicious buffet two course meal. Commentary on...More

1  Thank echammer
Reviewed 4 May 2018
DISABLED WHEELCHAIR ACC TERRIBLE + 2 HOURS OF 100 DECIBEL LIVE “MUSIC” TORTURE

The kookaburra showtime paddle boat cruise lunch experience for a disabled carer and disabled person in wheelchair: Disabled Access and Service Booking office (booked for weeks in advance) said to be at pier 45, earlier than usual to go on first before other patrons. Also...More

1  Thank Adam C
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Kirsten R
27 April 2018|
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Response from Kookaburra Q | Property representative |
The closest car park is Wilsons carpark at 45 Eagle Street. There are quite a number of carparks close by that offer special rates as well.
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