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Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Experience old-world charm on Brisbane's famous paddle wheeler. The Brisbane dinner cruise includes a seasonal buffet, beverages and live entertainment.


See Brisbane's best sights by night
Live onboard entertainment
Scenic dinner cruise
Seasonal contemporary buffet dinner
Available Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Brisbane's best river cruise

What you need to know

Join the iconic Kookaburra River Queen for a Brisbane River dinner cruise aboard the famous paddle wheelers. Guests will be treated to a seasonal contemporary buffet meal with a choice of mouthwatering dishes, desserts plus beverages and live entertainment while the twinkling lights of Brisbane city’s beautiful skyline pass you by.

Departing from Eagle Street Pier, guests will be escorted to their allocated table to sit down for a delicious meal and stunning sights of Brisbane by night. The two hour Brisbane River dinner cruise showcases the city sailing past famous sights including the Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Maritime Museum, the Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank precinct, the city’s finest modern and heritage architecture and the homes of the rich and famous.

Stroll the outdoor decks, enjoy a cold drink on the rooftop with 360-degree uninterrupted views and experience Brisbane’s best dinner cruise with live entertainment that will have you dancing the night away. Choose from a list of cocktails, local and imported beers, sparkling, red and white wine, soft drink and juices, vodka, scotch, whiskey, gin, rum and bourbon and toast to an unforgettable evening on the Brisbane River with the iconic Kookaburra River Queens.

Sailing every week of the year, all Kookaburra River Queens cruises showcase the best of Brisbane, sailing both upstream and downstream from the city departure point. The all-inclusive Brisbane dinner cruises come with a contemporary buffet and beverages included.

This is one night in Brisbane you'll remember forever. Book your Brisbane dinner cruise with the Kookaburra River Queens today.

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  • City lights cruise on board the Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers
  • Seasonal Contemporary Buffet
  • Great live music and dance floor
  • Million dollar views
  • Soft drink, juice, sparkling wine & selected beer


  • Both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the bar on board
  • Multiple drink token packages are available for pre-purchase from the operator's check-in office up until boarding. These packages cannot be purchased on board


  • Experience the city lights, under the stars, from the iconic paddle wheelers with an all new Dinner Cruise
  • View Brisbane’s best sights including the beautiful botanic gardens, kangaroo point cliffs, maritime museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and many more of this city’s sensational attractions
  • For the duration of the cruise, enjoy top live entertainers performing all the classics and favourites, guaranteed to get you up on the dance floor and make this a truly memorable experience

Time and Location

  • Boarding and disembarking at Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City. Boarding from 6.30pm for a 7pm departure
  • Cruising Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Sunday also available during peak season)

Sample Menu

Seasonal Buffet

  • Baker’s mixed bread with churned butter
  • Slow cooked Angus beef, champignon, house gravy (G) (H)
  • 12-hour confit pork, fresh apple, cider jus (G) (D)
  • Roasted chicken Marbella, olives, capers, prunes, fresh herbs (G) (D) (H)
  • Baked king fish, lemon hollandaise sauce
  • Rice Florentine - rice pilaf, creamy spinach and butter puree (G) (V)
  • Spinach & Ricotta tortellini, creamy mushroom fricassee, parmesan (V) (H)
  • Roasted carrot, pumpkin, mustard glaze (G) (D) (H)
  • Triple cooked new potatoes (G) (D) (H)
  • Crunchy chicken wings (G) (D) (H)
  • Potato salad, crème fraiche, spring onion, crispy bacon, seeded mustard (G)
  • Cous cous, fresh garden herbs, apricot, char grilled vegetable (D)
  • Fresh garden salad with homemade dressing (D) (G)
  • Rice noodle slaw, mixed cabbage, carrot, onion, mint, chili lime dressing (D) (G)


  • Kookaburra signature chocolate fondant (G)
  • Warm date and walnut pudding with anglaise
  • Baked passion fruit cheese cake
  • Petite pavlova, crème Chantilly, berries
  • Chocolate mousse in espresso cup (G)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit platter
  • Whipped cream, mixed berry compote

Special Dietary Requirements

  • If you have a strict dietary requirement that is essential to your health and well being (i.e. food allergy), please ensure you advise us upon booking. Menu subject to change without notice

Cancellation Policy

  • Any changes, amendments or cancellations within 10 days of your booking date are not permitted

Additional Information

  • Seating and tables are allocated per booking. All passengers wishing to be seated together should be included in only one booking
  • Wheelchair access is available. Limitations apply. Please inquire prior to booking
  • Prices are subject to change in Nov/Dec/Jan
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000