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  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration:  2.5 to 3 hours
See the highlights of Brisbane from the water on a dinner cruise aboard a majestic wooden paddlewheeler. Enjoy live entertainment, a delicious buffet dinner (or three course a la carte menu on Sundays) that features fresh seafood and produce, then stroll along the deck for unobstructed views of the waterfront as it twinkles at night. It's the perfect way to spend a night out with a romantic partner, loved ones, or friends visiting from afar.


  • 3-hour dinner sightseeing cruise along the Brisbane River
  • See Brisbane from an old-fashioned paddlewheeler boat that participated in World Expo 88
  • Select from an extensive buffet that features fresh seafood and a range of hot and cold dishes (a la carte menu on Sundays)
  • Watch the waterfront light up as night falls
  • Enjoy live entertainment such as an indigenous dance performance, magic show, live cabaret (Thurs to Sat) or acoustic music (Sun)
  • Get great photos of the city as you glide along the river

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What You Can Expect

Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Admire the fine craftsmanship of the multi-level paddlewheeler as you step aboard for your evening cruise. Friendly staff show you to your table and inform you of the evening's schedule.

Once aboard, feel free to stroll around the deck to watch as the waterfront lights up for the night. Thursday through Saturday, enjoy a live cabaret show featuring magic, comedy, traditional island dances, fine dancing, live music and more. On Sundays, a solo acoustic musician provides live entertainment. If you want to dance, music and a dance floor are part of the fun.

As your paddlewheeler sets off along the river, your buffet dinner (or three course a la carte menu on Sundays) is served. Choose your meal from an extensive selection of delicious hot and cold dishes or see the sample a la carte menu below. The menu features great Australian produce and fresh seafood, as well as gourmet breads, pasta or rice, and mouth-watering desserts

When you have finished your meal, enjoy unobstructed views from the dining room or deck. Relax as you take in the sights of Brisbane from your vantage point on the water.

The legendary paddle boats of the Mississippi River inspired the design of this vessel. The Brisbane River boats have been carefully crafted from Queensland timber, including ironbark, spotted gum and white beech. They have become iconic on the Brisbane River, enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

After a 3-hour cruise, your tour ends when the paddlewheeler returns you to the dock after a magical evening on the river.


International and Seafood Sample Dinner Menu:

  • Prawns and crab
  • Mediterranean and American style seafood salad
  • Antipasto platter
  • Chef's roast of the day
  • Hot dishes served with pasta or rice
  • Oven baked fish of the day
  • Seafood mornay
  • Garden and potato fresh salads
  • Selection of desserts

A La Carte Menu (Sunday Cruise)


Duo of dips with warm Turkish bread (Gluten free option available, please advise on booking)

Main: an option of the below

  • Roast rockling fillets of fish served over a medley of glazed vegetables and a pesto butter sauce
  • Pan fried chicken on carbonara risotto drizzled in garlic and herb butter sauce
  • Slow braised pulled fillet of beef served on a green pea and potato puree with quail egg and Dijon hollandaise
  • Tarte Tatin of wild mushrooms, topped with free range quail egg, pan-fried with capers, celery and a hint of mustard, nestled over seasonal vegetables and lemon Beurre blanc (V)

Dessert: Share plate for two including:

  • Tiramisu: Delicate layers of Frangelico and Kahlua sponge with mascarpone and a dusting of espresso and cocoa
  • Cheescake: Cold set cheesecake Roulade with a honey glazed berry compote and Limoncello anglaise
  • Cream Caramel: Self saucing cream caramel simply floating in a pool of orange and maple with mandarin segments.

Menu subject to change without notice

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Totally fabulous tour, loved every minute of it. Would recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely fabulous enjoyed it immensely food was terrific and the entertainment fantastic. We are recommending to all our friends and family..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Unexpected good quality of food, although the fish was a bit undercooked.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great food and entertainment!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was a surprise for my husbands birthday ans we all absolutely loved it .The food was great and plenty of it .The entertainment was fantastic and the crew lovely .Would recommend to anyone looking for a great experience .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

My partner and I had an amazing night! Great food, great service and an overall romantic relaxing night. Thank you very much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a perfectly LOVELY cruise. The food was excellent and plentiful. But the breathtaking lights of the city reflecting on the water was the real beauty of this trip. There was live entertainment, but just cruising slowly around and seeing the lights made this trip worth it in and of itself.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very enjoyable evening. Great variety of food , fresh seafood plenty of it. Lots of room to move around. The Brisbane River at night is magical. My only negative would be that the entertainment - singing was sadly out of tune. You need a new group.

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