Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

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Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise
from USD $48.06
Experience Australia’s most beautiful river city from the iconic Kookaburra River Queens or Grand Voyager. Built specifically for Queensland, these custom-made paddle wheelers are famous on the Brisbane River and have welcomed millions of happy guests for over 30 years.

Departing from the city, once onboard, you will be taken to your allocated table where you will be surrounded by the most stunning sights of Brisbane.

Stroll the outdoor decks, enjoy a cold drink on the rooftop and experience Brisbane's best lunch, high tea or dinner cruise.

All our cruises showcase the best of Brisbane, sailing both upstream and downstream from our city departure point.

Our cruises are all-inclusive, with a sensational contemporary buffet and beverages are included. With onboard entertainment, this will be a day in Brisbane you will cherish forever.
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In Brief

Brisbane City, Australia
2 to 3 hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: The Brisbane River, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Sailing upstream and downstream, guests will be surrounded by the most stunning sights of Brisbane, by day or night

Pass By: Story Bridge, Main Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4160 Australia

The iconic Storey Bridge

Pass By: Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, River Terrace Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

An amazing rock wall feature alongside the Brisbane River

Pass By: Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, Russell Street, South Bank Cultural Forecourt, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Brisbane's famous observation wheel


  • Brisbane River cruise (2 to 2.5 hours) travelling upstream and downstream
  • Lunch - Seasonal ContemporaryBuffet lunch with beverages included
  • 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 - From 01/01/2020 selected local and imported beers, Australian wines, Sparkling, Finlandia Vodka, Scotch Whiskey, Gin, Rum & Bourbon.


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and music. The cruise was very relaxing. We are looking at doing the afternoon tea cruise at a later date.
• Submitted 13 Feb 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!
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
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 and 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.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
The 2 hr. experience on the cruise boat was excellent. The service was great. The food was excellent. Great value for money!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2018
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!
• Submitted 20 Oct 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.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
This activity was well organized and most enjoyable. The meal was nice and the staff were pleasant and helpful. We recommend this trip.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
excellent cruise/dinner
• Submitted 06 Apr 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.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2017
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!
• Submitted 06 Oct 2016
fantastic trip, entertainment, food and staff, highly recommend it
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
Service was fantastic as was the scenery and very informative commentary ! Oh and the food was delicious ! !
• Submitted 09 Sep 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.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
Lovely trip with a lovely lunch. They moved us and put us on a table they set up outside as we had been seated away from a window....most accommodating. Really glad we took the cruise.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2016
What a surprise we had when we arrived at the riverside. A paddleboat with a lovely crew who welcomed us on board. The meal was fantastic. Everything about this trip was exceptional. The Jazz Band were also very friendly. A lovely time to spend a lunchtime in a beautiful city. Thoroughly recommend.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2016
Excellent day with an exceptionally delicious luncheon. The weather was perfect and the scenery from the boat was wonderful. I have recently been on a similar cruise on Sydney Harbour which didn't go anywhere near this one. The organisers there could learn a thing or two from this one!
• Submitted 14 Mar 2016
• Submitted 01 Mar 2016
We are from the UK and have visited Brisbane many times, this tour was on our 'wish list', we decided to have lunch aboard the Kookaburra Queen 2. The food was very good, staff were pleasant, service efficient, commentary very knowledgeable, drinks reasonably priced. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable afternoon on the Brisbane river. Thank you
• Submitted 05 Feb 2016
This Brisbane River Cruise is really worth the money,really enjoyed the views,staff were very friendly and food was great.Highly recommended we are from England and loved the experience.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2016
Excellent service, great food and a beautiful experience for my husband's birthday. Thanks!
• Submitted 19 Nov 2015
The whole trip was great. I have only one small criticism which was that my main course was only lukewarm when it arrived. However it still tasted good and was well presented and I ate all of it.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2015
This was a very relaxing afternoon with great service by all the staff, live entertainment and fabulous food. Fully recommend it.
• Submitted 26 Jun 2015
Awesome trip down the Brisbane River! Amazing meal and wine, great entertainment, gorgeous views : HIghly reccomend it!
• Submitted 17 Jun 2015

In Brief

Brisbane City, Australia
2 to 3 hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday