• Location: Brisbane City, Australia
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 36.47 View price calendar

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View Brisbane from the river during a lunch cruise aboard a classic wooden paddlesteamer. This 2-hour cruise has it all: the beauty of Brisbane River, fantastic food and live entertainment for the weekend cruise. Your contemporary buffet lunch offers a selection of fresh produce. Keep your camera handy for great photo ops!


  • 2-hour lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Cruise on board a wooden paddlewheeler boat and get excellent views of Brisbane from the river
  • Choose from a range of dishes offered from the contemporary buffet lunch

What You Can Expect

Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

After making your way to Eagle Street Pier, step on board the handsome multi-tiered paddlewheel boat for your sightseeing lunch cruise. Your vessel was expertly crafted from Queensland timber and its design was inspired by the legendary paddleboats of the Mississippi River.

During your cruise, the crew shares informative commentary about the development of Brisbane and landmarks along the waterfront. Stroll the deck for unobstructed views from the Brisbane River or stay indoors and look out of large viewing windows.

As your boat glides along the river, enjoy a delicious contemporary buffet menu. The chefs make the most of Australia's freshest produce, and a mouthwatering dessert completes the meal. Drinks are available for purchase at the onboard bar.

Entertainment accompanies every cruise. After a 2-hour cruise, your tour ends when the paddlewheeler returns you to the dock.


Customer Reviews

Willis Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Although the rain didn't make boarding easy, once on board we were directed to a table for 2. The buffet lunch was impressive and well organised so no long queues. Drinks are reasonably priced and the table service was excellent. The boat is well presented and a trip to the bridge and a chat to the captain was encouraged! Although it was raining we thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and recommend it as it is good value.

Allison A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable Cruise. I chose this Cruise as a way to see Brisbane, and as I was alone for the day, thought this would work well. I was not disappointed. The Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the lunch was lovely. The dialogue was informative and fun, but not over powering. The views were amazing. It really was enjoyable and as a first time visitor to Brisbane, this Cruise really was value for money. Do it!

Keith T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A real treat. Food was very good better than you would expect for a buffet and service was excellent. The commentary was thorough and tells you about the history of the city and its highlights.
We were able to chat with the captain about the flood a few years ago and heard very interesting stories about the city and its people. Brisbane is a beautiful, very livable city and the best way to enjoy it is of course from the river.

I certainly recommend this tour.

Graham G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This activity was well organized and most enjoyable. The meal was nice and the staff were pleasant and helpful. We recommend this trip.

Tim M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

excellent cruise/dinner

Peter T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Lovely trip. We think that the best way to see Brisbane is from the river. The food was really good, the staff friendly and overall very good value.

Warren N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was outstanding! Our guide was great. The views were wonderful. And, most surprisingly, the food was excellent!

Our experience is that food on these kinds of trips are usually just an add-on. This meal was great!

We'd highly recommend it!

shahin n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

fantastic trip, entertainment, food and staff, highly recommend it

Julie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Service was fantastic as was the scenery and very informative commentary ! Oh and the food was delicious ! !

Felicia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a wonderful experience. Total value for money. To get a 3 course meal and trip was amazing. The food was out of this world, service excellent and very good commentry. To hear the story about a tug boat captain and what he did to save a disaster after the 2011 floods was amazing but to then find out he was our captain on the day made it even more memorable. Took the opportunity to buy the book and go up to the bridge to get it personally signed by a true hero and gentleman with proceeds going to the local children's hospital. My husband is still raving about this cruise. When in Brisbane again will probably do the night cruise. Thank you for a memorable lunch11 out of 10.

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