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Enjoy the sights of Brisbane at night from a prime vantage point on the water during a 3-hour dinner cruise aboard a classic wooden paddlesteamer. Dine on a 3-course meal that features top Australian ingredients including fresh seafood, meats and produce, then take in live onboard entertainment in addition to unobstructed views of the sparkling waterfront. Bring your camera for great photo ops of your loved ones or visiting friends on a memorable night out in Brisbane.


  • 3-hour dinner sightseeing cruise along the Brisbane River
  • See Brisbane from an old-fashioned paddlewheeler boat
  • Watch the waterfront light up as night falls
  • Enjoy top live entertainers performing the classics and all your favorites
  • 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

Make your own way to Eagle Street Pier to board finely crafted tiered paddlewheel boat. Watch the waterfront light up for the night and stroll around the deck, then take your seat as the boat sets off on the Brisbane River.

The legendary paddle boats of the Mississippi River inspired the design of this vessel, which has been carefully crafted from Queensland timber and has become an iconic part of the river scenery.

Your 3-course meal is served (see à la carte sample menu below) with dishes that feature Australia's freshest produce and seafood. After dinner, gaze over Brisbane with unobstructed views from the deck or dining room. Live entertainers perform classic music and new favorites that liven up the dance floor.

The paddle boats of the Mississippi River inspired the design of this vessel, which has been carefully crafted from Queensland timber, including ironbark, spotted gum and white beech.

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


Customer Reviews

Jacqueline G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We absolutely loved our Kookaburra Queen Dinner Cruise. The service was fantastic, the meal was delicious and the entertainment was great. We highly recommend this short cruise to others

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The idea of river crousing is always seductive, but usually ends up , for me, with beconig bored with the tedium of the river, the the terminal dullness of the ancient fellow passengers and the entertainment which usually comprises a series of Elvis songs sung with mega-decibels and off-key!

The temptation to leap overboard is barely suppressed.

So what a wonderful surprise our night cruise on the Kookaburra Queen 2 proved to be... a revelation that river-cruising could be so fill with joy, great food and scintillating company.

The 3-course dinner was easily 4-star and had the approval of all out companions at surrounding tables, the wine list extensive and reasonably priced, the pure fun-filled ambience of the boat was a delight!

The staff were attentive, professional and seemed to love their work...that in itself a big credit to the operators of this mighty paddle-wheeler.

Having been on river trips in several places in Australia, with the lingering memories per my opening comments, I strongly recommend a night cruise on the'll love the experience.

Congratulations to all associated with these vessels, we salute you!

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Having just reviewed the cruising experience on the Kookaburra Queen 2, I believe they also rate a specific mention for their menu.

We often find that mass catering of the type required to feed several hundred starving dinner passengers is done in the army-cooking and presentation style...bland and boring!

So imagine our delight when presented with an imaginative and varied menu, with food that would match the quality of any 4-star restaurant in Brisbane.

The Vegetarian options were amazing, and just one of the reasons we will book another night river cruise with the Kookas.

Even if you book for the dining and wining, let alone the magic of the Brisbane lights and the tranquillity of paddle-wheeler cruising, you will share our sheer delight for this wonderful floating restaurant and its cuisine.

Thanks to the chefs and the staff for this great night!

Grant and Rachael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We loved the dinner cruise! Tui Peter? was a perfect host/entertainer with a beautiful voice and sense of humour! The staff were friendly and professional, captain was very friendly and the boat had an ambience about it that was quite unique. Lovely dining as we cruised the river. We hope to do it again next trip to Brisbane :

reg c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

nice relaxing night great food and met some nice people we loved the sights along the river and would do it again in daylight hours

Marie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Stunning this was our first night in Brisbane and a wonderful way to start our first ever trip to Australia 5 stars out of 5 for the friendly service and lovely experience.

Glenys Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

excellent - very much enjoyed-
a little bit disappointed children not taken into consideration with meal times- or maybe better to offer something for little children - anything at all to eat- some parents forget to pack snacks- children generally eat early- but loved the cruise- will book again and recommend to others

thank you for a wonderful experience

Theresa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved this River Cruise. The staff were awesome. We enjoyed the food and the entertainment. And the views were wonderful. The boat left on time and got back on time. Thank you

John O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A very enjoyable experience well worth the cost. Would highly recommend this Trip to anyone looking for a Top Time in Brisbane.

Anthony D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

great a must do when visiting BB

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