• Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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 contemporary buffet meal that features top Australian ingredients including fresh 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

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 contemporary buffet meal is served (see contemporary buffet sample menu below) with dishes that feature Australia's freshest produce. 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Had a great time with the family celebrating my 70th birthday. Staff were very good. Would recommend this experience highly and fully intend to do it again next time I am in Brisbane.

Jody P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The cruise on the Brisbane River was just beautiful. The meal was excellent and the views of Brisbane at night were spectacular. Would definitely recommend and will be going again!

Peter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

What a lovely evening on the Brisbane River aboard a beautiful paddle boat. We had great weather, smooth seas, superb food, got to listen to good songs being crooned by a wonderful singer, enjoyed the company of the other guests and the crew were friendly and attentive. Couldn't have asked for a better evening, so relaxing.

Janine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and were on holiday from New Zealand. We had a very enjoyable evening. The buffet dinner was excellent and the entertainment was good. Cruising down the river seeing the city lite up at night was lovely.

Kristina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It's always nice to get out on the water. This was a fun way to see the city at night. Dinner was okay but you're really there for the experience. They also had entertainment on each level of the ship.

stephanie s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

From the moment we boarded to leaving the trip was faultless.
A big shout out to poppa, she was amazing. To the MC who was very entertaining.
Food was really nice.
Definitely recommend this cruise.

Tim M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

had a good evening


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Our last night in Australia . It was a great way to end a three week holiday . Food was good . A great way to see Brisbane.

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 Kookaburras...you'll love the experience.

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

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