Kookaburra River Queens - Brisbane River Dinner Cruise
Full Price $115
Discount $17
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Kookaburra River Queens - Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Group Discount
Eagle Street Pier
Between 21:30 & 22:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 2hr 30min all-inclusive Brisbane River cruise
  • Full seasonal buffet with desserts
  • All beverages included (local and imported beers, Australian wines, sparkling, soft drinks, juices, gin, rum & bourbon, vodka, scotch whiskey, tea & coffee)

Cruise Menu

  • Baker’s mixed bread with churned butter
  • Triple cooked new potatoes (G) (D) (V)
  • Crunchy chicken wings (G) (D)
  • Slow-cooked Angus beef, mushroom gravy (G) (D)
  • 12-hour confit pork, fresh apple, cider jus (G) (D)
  • Roasted chicken, chunky salsa fresca with tomato, olives, capers (G) (D)
  • Baked local reef fish with roasted garlic butter sauce
  • Rice Florentine - rice pilaf tossed with butter, spinach peas and corn (G) (V)
  • Penne pasta, creamy mushroom fricassee and Parmesan cheese (V)
  • Roasted seasonal vegetable with olive oil, sea salt (G) (D) (V)
  • Potato salad, crème fraiche, spring onion, crispy shallot, seeded mustard dressing (G) (V)
  • Roasted cauliflower and pumpkin salad, baby spinach, sultanas and toasted sunflower seeds (D) (G) (V) Fresh garden salad of tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon dressing (D) (G) (V)
  • Asian slaw, rice vermicelli, shaved cabbage, onion, coriander, chili lime soy dressing (D) (V)

  • Kookaburra signature chocolate fondant (G) (V)
  • Baked passion fruit cheesecake (V)
  • White chocolate cappuccino torte (V)
  • Petite pavlova topped with cream, mixed berry, passion fruit (G) (V)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit platter (G) (D) (V)
  • Whipped cream, mixed berry compote

(G) – Gluten Free, (V) – Vegetarian, (D) – Dairy Free
(Vegan option must be pre-booked at time of reservation)


Children (aged 4 – 12 years) receive an ever changing platter selection exclusively for kids.

Sample Menu
  • Chicken slider, cheddar cheese (G)
  • Pulled beef tartlet (G)
  • Chicken nugget (G)
  • Crispy fries with tomato sauce (G)
  • Chocolate mousse (G)
  • Watermelon (G)
  • Chocolate fondant (G)
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Additional Kids Platter $20

*Subject to change without notice. 

Cruise Beverages

  • All beverages included (soft drinks, juices, selected local and imported beers, Australian wines, sparkling, vodka, scotch whiskey, gin, rum & bourbon, tea & coffee)

Dress Code

  • Smart or neat casual attire. No thongs and singlets please. 

Cruise Highlights & Points of Interest

  • Best Views Of Brisbane city ‘lights by night’
  • Expansive roof top and outer decks
  • Well-accommodated dining saloon
  • Sights include Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane’s Southbank & more

Cruise Additional Information

  • Returning times may vary slightly subject to tides
  • Infants are free of charge but must be included in the booking 
  • Cancellation insurance $5 per person - Cancellation Insurance entitles you to a refund of the ticket price (excluding 20% administration fee) if you need to cancel anytime in the lead up to your cruise. Please note that in order to avail this feature every person in your booking (except for free of charge tickets ie infants) must purchase cancellation insurance. For example, if 4 adults were booked, 4 cancellation insurance options must be purchased. 
  • Boarding Time & Check in: Prior to boarding the boats, please check in at the ticketing office (located on the lower boardwalk directly in front of the boats). Each booking will receive a boarding pass which is required to board the boat. You may board the boat 30 minutes prior to departure. For the enjoyment of all guests, we cannot delay our departure for any late arrivals. We therefore recommend you allow sufficient time for travel to & /or parking at Eagle Street pier.
  • Infants: Please advise office at time of booking for a preference regarding highchair, pram space or chair for your infant. Please note, that on occasion where the cruise may full, availability of highchair/ pram spaces may be limited.
  • Disability & Mobility:
    There may be access limitations for guests with mobility issues. If you require assistance with boarding, please check in 15minutes prior to your advised boarding time. We will provide you with a priority boarding pass.
  • We have stairs on each of our vessels. Please advise if you have trouble navigating stairs. We do not have lifts on board. We will do our best to accommodate you on a lower deck, however we must be advised prior to your cruise date.
  • Disabled toilet facilities are only located on one of our vessels. The other vessels have stairs to the toilet facilities. It is important to let us know prior to your cruise, so we can allocate you to the required deck/boat. We have limited access for wheelchairs. We can accommodate wheelchairs up to 63cm only. Motorised scooters are prohibited on board any cruise.
  • Please advise staff of any mobility issues when booking, prior to your cruise date i.e walking frames, cannot navigate stairs, wheelchairs or guide dogs and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Dietary Requirements:
    When cruising with us, we can cater for 4 basic dietary requirements: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy free. However please note that these MUST be pre-booked at time of reservation.
    We will not be able to cater to dietary requirements advised on the day.
  • Unfortunately we cannot cater for guests with allergies/adverse reactions caused by food. Whilst we have made every attempt to meet a variety of dietary requirements we have met with our suppliers and have been advised that they “cannot guarantee” that our stock has not been in contact with nuts, eggs, soy, or bee products etc during and throughout the manufacturing process. For this reason above, we cannot cater to allergies and are sincerely sorry. We can however welcome all guests with food allergies on a cruise, at a discounted price, so that those guests (if they choose) can bring in their own meal that has been prepared to their exact requirements.
  • Please also understand that whilst sailing we cannot change ingredients for food preferences / individual tastes. (i.e I do not like tomatoes). As we are a vessel, we are unable to stock a large amount of excess food on board to suit all requirements/preferences. Our team of chef’s spend an incredible amount of time sourcing and preparing the menu items and are also confined to an extremely short period of time to serve food in order to keep the cruise operating within the allocated time. Due to these reasons (and in order to keep the cruise at a value-for-money price) we simply cannot provide individual chefs to meet specific tastes nor change or swap ingredients to suit individual preferences. Please remember to advise us when you are making your booking of your dietary requirements (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free or Dairy Free).
    We have a wonderful variety of food on board so please feel free to peruse our menu online prior to cruising. Please feel free to call our reservations office for further details.
  • Cakes: Guests are welcome to bring their own cakes onboard. Please note a cakeage fee of $2.50 per person applies. Cakes are also available for purchase. Please enquire with the office at least one week prior to your cruise.
  • Table Requests: Requests for tables of two and window seats will be taken into consideration but are not guaranteed. A guaranteed window seat is available for an additional $20 per person. This applies to tables of 2 or 4 only. A guaranteed table of two is also available for an additional $40 per table. Guaranteed Window Seats/Table for Two may not be available on Special Occasion Cruises (e.g. Valentine’s Day/, Mother’s Day, Christmas, New Years Eve)
  • Bar Tab: It is possible to pre-pay a bar tab either prior to the cruise date or at the start of the cruise. Please note all bar tabs are strictly non-refundable.
  • Bar bills: If you do not have a drinks package or a pre-paid bar tab, your drinks must be paid for at the end of your cruise. At the conclusion of the cruise your table will be provided with one itemised bill. Unfortunately, we cannot split bills for groups. Guests bills must be paid prior to the end of the cruise and before any guests can disembark. We can accept payment using cash, Visa or Mastercard.
  • Drink Tokens: Drink tokens are non-refundable. Left over drink tokens may be used on future cruise dates.
  • Gift Vouchers: If paying by gift card please advise the office of the gift card number at the time of booking. If the gift card amount is greater than the total cost of the cruise, the remaining balance can be used on the cruise either towards beverages or optional extras etc. We are not able to return any unused funds to the purchaser or recipient of the gift card. 
  • Special offers: Any offers/discounts must be advised at time of booking. We do not accept any discounts after payment has been made. Please refer to the terms and conditions of the offer and any vouchers/ID that need to be sent to the office must be done at least one week prior to the cruise.
  • Within 10 days
    Unless cancellation insurance is purchased at time of booking, please note that no changes (change of date, reduction in passenger numbers, cancellations) can be made within 10 days of your cruise departure as we spend considerable time and effort in our forward planning of our cruises. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.
  • Should you have any concerns that you may need to amend your booking, Cancellation Insurance can be purchased at $5 per person at time of booking.  Cancellation Insurance entitles you to a refund of your ticket price (minus 20% administration fee) if you need to cancel anytime in the lead up to your cruise. To cancel your cruise and receive a refund, you must contact our reservation team prior to your cruise departure time. Please note Cancellation Insurance must be purchased by every person in your booking (except for free of charge tickets ie infants). For example, if 4 adults were booked, 4 cancellation insurance options must be purchased.
  • Outside of 10 days
    Changes to your booking can be made. Please call the office should you wish to make any changes. Please note that all refunds will incur a 20% administration fee.
    Refunds: Refunds may be issued outside of 10 days of the cruise departure. Please note that all refunds will incur a 20% administration fee.
  • Missed Departures: Unfortunately refunds or transfers 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.
  • Changes to the cruise: We reserve the right to amend vessels, menu, entertainment or any other aspect of your cruise where necessary and without notice. 
  • Cruises are subject to minimum numbers and tours may be cancelled or schedules may change (with or without notice) for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to bad weather conditions, traffic delays, and technical disruptions. Unless otherwise required by law, we will not be responsible for paying costs or expenses you may incur as a result of the change of time or cancellation
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol and Behaviour: In the interest of passenger and crew safety; staff reserve the right to refuse the service/supply of alcohol to any unduly intoxicated, underage or disorderly guest. If deemed necessary, Management may elect to dock the vessel and remove the guest and/or notify police.
  • Smoking: Strictly no smoking on any of the vessels
  • Photography: Your image may be captured at any time and be used in publicity, promotional or advertising material in any format whatsoever, for sales of souvenir photographs or marketing. By entering the vessel, you consent to your image being recorded and used for these purposes and you acknowledge that copyright in these materials rests with the Showboat Cruises.

Website Terms of Service

  • These Terms and Conditions set out the terms on which you (on behalf of yourself and any person on whose behalf you are booking, together "you" or "your") book through Australian Cruise Group Pty Ltd ABN 89 152 554 302 (referred to as, we, us and our, in these Terms and Conditions) for all bookings, reservations, products and cruises operated by us including Sydney Showboats, Magistic Cruises, Cruising Restaurants of Sydney, Magistic Events, and any other cruises, websites, operations or entities operated by us. These Terms and Conditions constitute the agreement between you and us.
  • Individual bookings (less than 6 guests): Requires a full payment at the time of the booking. These bookings are 100% non-refundable.
  • Group bookings (6 guests or more): The guest has a choice to pay a 20% deposit to confirm the booking, if the cruise date is more than 14 days in advance. The customer must confirm the final number of guests 7 days prior to the cruise date and are required a full and final payment. Credit will be issued for any reduction in final passenger numbers up to 7 days prior to the cruise date.
  • Change cruise date (transfer your booking): Any request to transfer a booking to another date must be made 72 hours prior to the cruise date. Such transfer of bookings are subject to availability of seats at the same price for the new cruise date. If the price is higher for the new cruise date, you will be required to pay the difference in addition to the minimum transfer fee.
  • Transfer fee: There is a $20 per person minimum transfer fee will apply. New Year’s Eve cruise tickets cannot be transferred to a different date.
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants (excluding Clearview boats), we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  • All cruise fares are quoted in Australian Dollars and include Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • We reserve the right, if we consider necessary (for example, due to mechanical breakdown, for safety reasons or weather conditions), to substitute vessels without notice (including any vessels of a third party), deviate from a vessels advertised route, change any menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare. We will endeavour to provide a similar quality vessel, route, menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare (as the case may be) in these circumstances. In such circumstances, we will not be liable for your direct or indirect loss, or to refund any fares or portions of fares, nor will we be liable for any other damage, loss, expense, loss of time, disappointment, inconvenience, or any other consequential loss suffered by you.
  • Requests from our guests for dietary requirements (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus on board our cruises will be politely declined, as our kitchen team prepares the meals in our onboard kitchens. As we cater for large number of guests in a relatively small meal time, it is not practical for us to accommodate to such requests within the given time frame. All of our cruises have at least on vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus. Buffet menus also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, diary, etc.) will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make own decisions on selecting meals. Our staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision.
    decision. In exceptional circumstances, with our prior written consent you (or one of your guests) may bring your own meal.
  • Our cruises operate on busy waterways and are subject to the risks and perils of cruising on such waterways including loss, damage and injury arising out of or in connection with changing tidal and weather conditions and the navigation of other craft. To the extent permissible by law, we will not be responsible in tort, contract or otherwise for any loss or damage arising out of injury or death sustained by you or any other passenger, howsoever arising and whether or not arising as a result of our negligence or failure to render due care and skill. You enter into this agreement and book and travel on our cruises at your own risk. If however any guarantees, terms, conditions or warranties are implied into this agreement by any law of the Commonwealth or New South Wales, the exclusion of which would contravene that law or cause part or all of this clause to be void, then to the extent permissible by law:

    (a) We exclude all other guarantees, terms, conditions and warranties; and
    (b) Our liability for breach of such guarantee, term, condition or warranty is limited to the supply of the relevant cruise again or the cost of re-supplying the cruise.
  • We exclude all liability for any loss or damage to clothing or personal items/belongings howsoever arising and whether or not our liability arises in tort, contract or otherwise.
  • Some of the tours, products and cruises we operate may be considered dangerous and you should be aware of the risks involved before participating, which may include injury or death. Where the tours, products and cruises include activities that could be considered dangerous, you assume all of the inherent risks which are applicable to those activities. Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude you from participating in activities and you are responsible for confirming your ability to participate. You must use caution when participating in activities and inform us of any medical or other conditions.
  • It is a condition of this agreement that any claim for loss or damage must be notified to us in writing within seven (7) days from the day the cruise finishes, and any court action, suit or proceeding must be brought no later than one (1) year from the same day. If you fail to comply with either of these conditions, we will be forever discharged from all claims, suits, actions and/or proceedings relating to or arising out of or in any way connected with the cruise and we will be discharged from all liability whatsoever, including any liability for negligence.
  • We may contract or arrange for third parties to provide the whole or part of the cruise and any related services to you. You must not bring any claims or actions against such third parties. If you bring such a claim or action in breach of this agreement, you agree to indemnify us and the person against whom the claim or action is made against the consequences of that claim or action. You agree that in entering into this agreement, we are acting as the agent of and trustee for each of our employees, officers, agents and subcontractors, and each of these persons is deemed to be a party to the contract for the purpose of entitling each of them to enforce, have the benefit of and rely upon these Terms and Conditions.
  • You must not bring any alcohol or illegal substances onto the vessel. We reserve the right to refuse you entry to the vessel, or to require you to disembark from the vessel, including due to your intoxication or for the safety of other passengers or the vessel.
  • This agreement is to be governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws in force in New South Wales. Any action, claim, suit or proceeding arising out of or connected in any way with this agreement or the cruise will only be brought in the Courts of New South Wales.
  • If any of these provisions are unenforceable, this shall not affect the enforceability of any other part of the provision or any other provision. In the event of inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other terms, these Terms and Conditions will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency. No waiver or variation of this agreement will have binding effect unless such waiver or agreement is in writing and signed by us.
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