• Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $52.39

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See the highlights of Brisbane from the water on a dinner cruise aboard a majestic wooden paddlewheeler. Enjoy live entertainment and three course a la carte menu that features fresh produce, then stroll along the deck for unobstructed views of the waterfront as it twinkles at night. It's the perfect way to spend a night out with a romantic partner, loved ones, or friends visiting from afar.

Highlights

  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Admire the fine craftsmanship of the multi-level paddlewheeler as you step aboard for your evening cruise. Friendly staff show you to your table and inform you of the evening's schedule.

Once aboard, feel free to stroll around the deck to watch as the waterfront lights up for the night. Enjoy top live entertainers performing all the classics and favorites, guaranteed to get you up on the dance floor making this a truly memorable experience.

As your paddlewheeler sets off along the river, your three course a la carte menu is served. Choose your meal from an extensive selection of delicious hot and cold dishes or see the sample a la carte menu below. The menu features great Australian produce and fresh seafood, as well as gourmet breads, pasta or rice, and mouth-watering desserts

When you have finished your meal, enjoy unobstructed views from the dining room or deck. Relax as you take in the sights of Brisbane from your vantage point on the water.

The legendary paddle boats of the Mississippi River inspired the design of this vessel. The Brisbane River boats have been carefully crafted from Queensland timber, including ironbark, spotted gum and white beech. They have become iconic on the Brisbane River, enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

After a 3-hour cruise, your tour ends when the paddlewheeler returns you to the dock after a magical evening on the river.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane


Departure Time:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 6:30pm

Duration:
2.5 to 3 hours
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


Pricing information

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Pricing information

Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Brisbane Harbor Dinner Cruise

Inclusions:
  • 3-course a la carte dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Dance floor
Exclusions:

  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
Itinerary:
Sample Menu
Appetizer:

Toasted Turkish breads, marinated artichokes with mixed olives, smoked salmon and cured meats (gluten–free option available, please advise on booking)

Main course (choice of one):

    • Slow cooked pulled beef fillet with potato & pea mash, cabernet jus
    • Pan seared rockling fillet, roasted sweet potato, baby spinach with dill & caper butter
    • Roasted breast of chicken with carbonara risotto, baby herb & parmesan
    • Wild mushroom tartlet with thyme, garlic confit & baby spinach salad

    Dessert (shared plate for two):

    • Tiramisu: delicate layers of Frangelico and Kahlua sponge cake with mascarpone and a dusting of espresso and cocoa
    • Pavlova: summer pavlova with whipped cream and berry compote
    • Cream caramel: Self saucing cream caramel simply floating in a pool of orange and maple with mandarin segments

    Menu subject to change without notice

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Andrew H, November 2016

    The idea of river crousing is always seductive, but usually ends up , for me, with beconig bored with the tedium of the river, the the terminal dullness of the ancient fellow passengers and the entertainment which usually comprises a series of Elvis songs sung with mega-decibels and off-key!

    The temptation to leap overboard is barely suppressed.

    So what a wonderful surprise our night cruise on the Kookaburra Queen 2 proved to be... a revelation that river-cruising could be so fill with joy, great food and scintillating company.

    The 3-course dinner was easily 4-star and had the approval of all out companions at surrounding tables, the wine list extensive and reasonably priced, the pure fun-filled ambience of the boat was a delight!

    The staff were attentive, professional and seemed to love their work...that in itself a big credit to the operators of this mighty paddle-wheeler.

    Having been on river trips in several places in Australia, with the lingering memories per my opening comments, I strongly recommend a night cruise on the Kookaburras...you'll love the experience.

    Congratulations to all associated with these vessels, we salute you!

    Reviewed by: Andrew H, November 2016

    Having just reviewed the cruising experience on the Kookaburra Queen 2, I believe they also rate a specific mention for their menu.

    We often find that mass catering of the type required to feed several hundred starving dinner passengers is done in the army-cooking and presentation style...bland and boring!

    So imagine our delight when presented with an imaginative and varied menu, with food that would match the quality of any 4-star restaurant in Brisbane.

    The Vegetarian options were amazing, and just one of the reasons we will book another night river cruise with the Kookas.

    Even if you book for the dining and wining, let alone the magic of the Brisbane lights and the tranquillity of paddle-wheeler cruising, you will share our sheer delight for this wonderful floating restaurant and its cuisine.

    Thanks to the chefs and the staff for this great night!