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Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

Brisbane City, Australia
icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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iconOffered in: English


View Brisbane from the river during a lunch cruise aboard a classic wooden paddlesteamer. This 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!
  • Lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Cruise on board a wooden paddlewheeler boat
  • Choose from a range of dishes offered from the contemporary buffet lunch
  • Get excellent views of Brisbane and its highlights from the river
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Brisbane River cruise (2 to 2.5 hours) travelling upstream and downstream
Live commentary on board Thursday & Friday
Live entertainment on Saturday & Sunday
Restroom on board
Explore the decks, meet the Captain in tne Bridge and steer the vessel
Alcoholic Beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off
45 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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. Live entertainment accompanies the weekend lunch cruises.

Your tour ends when the paddlewheeler returns you to the dock.
Pass By:  
The Brisbane River
Sailing upstream and downstream, guests will be surrounded by the most stunning sights of Brisbane, by day or night
Pass By:  
Story Bridge
The iconic Storey Bridge
Pass By:  
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
An amazing rock wall feature alongside the Brisbane River
Pass By:  
Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane
Brisbane's famous observation wheel
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • We can cater to Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy Free only
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Limited Wheelchair access - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer.
  • Please advise if you have any mobility requirements. We have stairs on every vessel. We have limited access for wheelchairs. We can accommodate wheelchairs up to 63cm only. Motorised scooters are prohibited on board any cruise. Please contact our office and advise of any mobility issues prior to your cruise i.e walking frames, cannot navigate stairs, wheelchairs or guide dogs and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note that no refunds are available
  • Changes to your booking :
  • 14 days or greater: Date changes or changes in passenger numbers to your booking can be made 14 days or more prior to your travel date (so if you are booked in on Thursday October 1st 2020, changes to your booking can be made up until close of business Thursday September 17th 2020). Should you wish to cancel your booking, we can only offer you a date transfer or credit voucher.
  • Less than 14 days: within 14 days of your cruise departure no changes can be made to your booking.
  • Missed Departures:
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Unfortunately refunds, transfers or credit vouchers are not permitted due to a missed departure. We strongly recommend that you check travel/traffic conditions on the day of your departure, in particular when there are special events (e.g. public holidays, Marathon, Anzac Day parade) as these can often cause traffic delays.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kookaburra Showboat Cruises

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What is the maximum group size during Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I recommend a smaller tour group and boat if you desire to enjoy the Brisbane river views." See review
  • "I believe the dinner cruises are more for the younger generation with holding of hands, kissing and all that icky stuff." See review


175 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-10 of 175 reviews
Very enjoyable
, Feb 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and music. The cruise was very relaxing. We are looking at doing the afternoon tea cruise at a later date.
, Jan 2020
Great food, excellent service and fabulous music. If you haven't got around to cruising around Brisbane you need to put it on your list.
We had a nice time on this tour
, Jan 2020
Arrived in Brisbane from the US in the morning and need something to do until we could get into our hotel. This cruise was perfect! Got a nice overview of the city as we sailed the Brisbane river. Beautiful views of the many miles of river front. The food was wonderful. Nice variety and everything was delicious! All you could eat buffet with unlimited soft drinks, wine and beer!
Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise
, Oct 2019
The service was top notch and the food was delicious. So much choice. Loved the free bubbles that we were served.
Satisfactory Experience
, Sep 2019
A special group of 75 retirees were given priority boarding and there was quite a bit of confusion in the boarding line. Once on board, we were seated beneath window level. The staff seemed overwhelmed and the service was slow. We had to leave our table and ascend to the upper deck so as to enjoy the views. The buffet lunch was actually very good but we were literally the last table allowed to proceed to the buffet table. I recommend a smaller tour group and boat if you desire to enjoy the Brisbane river views.
A wonderful relaxing and enjoyable river cruise
Garry H
, Sep 2019
My wife and I booked a lunchtime river cruise on the Brisbane river with Kookaburra cruises. Boarding at 12:00 midday with a smorgasbord lunch containing Salt & Pepper chicken pieces, Roast chicken, several salads, slow cooked angus beef and pork belly, fish, etc. Deserts were cheesecake, chocolate slice and panacotta. The staff were all very friendly and helpful with special mention for Pippa, Maz, Saxon, Chloe and our entertainment MC Peter. The atmosphere was relaxed with birthdays and aniversaries to be celebrated with singing of songs all around (I use the word singing losely) :-) The customer base was mixed but the majority were more mature pirates. I believe the dinner cruises are more for the younger generation with holding of hands, kissing and all that icky stuff. Highly recommend this attraction.
, May 2019
The 2 hr. experience on the cruise boat was excellent. The service was great. The food was excellent. Great value for money!!
, May 2019
We came with our young family and we all loved it great food the singer was awsome boat was soo nice and had lovley feel to it would highly recommend
Pleasant way to see Brisbane. Stuck...
Megan B
, Mar 2018
Pleasant way to see Brisbane. Stuck inside boat rather crowed and ok food.
Trip was great apart from the last...
Sheridan P
, Jan 2018
Trip was great apart from the last few hours, which finds us stranded in Brisbane because Newcastle airport is closed due to bush fresh therefore we can't get how, jetstar are quite useless!

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