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!
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!
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 :
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
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.
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
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
A very enjoyable experience well worth the cost. Would highly recommend this Trip to anyone looking for a Top Time in Brisbane.
This was everything and more. Absolutely a 5 from us. The crew were magnificent, the entertainment was good the food was to die for. I would recommend this trip to everyone. We did the dinner trip, also I think it was value for money.
Food great, a very enjoyable night, would recommend it any one. Must return for the daylight tour.
All aspects of this trip were wonderful, so much so that we will book again given the next available opportunity...they rate 5/5. Comprehensive reviews on Trip Advisor.
Our evening to celebrate two Birthdays was fantastic. Fabulous service and the food was delicious and the staff catered to our requests for our special cakes and even took photos for us. I would recommend this cruise and we will be back.
Excellent trip, geat food and service, very good company. We are from the UK and this was a great way to experience Brisbane by night incorporated with excellent cuisine.
The experience was great. Very cost effective, which was a pleasant surprise but the evening was slightly marred by the discovery of a live cockroach wandering over our entree. Other than that though the in house music and food was terrific.
We loved the dinner cruise, staff were fantastic, food was great and the entertainment was very enjoyable. We would recommend this to anyone who was visiting Brisbane. Sue from Perth, WA.
Totally fabulous tour, loved every minute of it. Would recommend it to anyone.
Absolutely fabulous enjoyed it immensely food was terrific and the entertainment fantastic. We are recommending to all our friends and family..
Unexpected good quality of food, although the fish was a bit undercooked.
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 .
My partner and I had an amazing night! Great food, great service and an overall romantic relaxing night. Thank you very much!
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.
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