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Kookaburra Showboat Cruises

5  ( 3 reviews ) · Lower Boardwalk, Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland · Show Phone
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A truly unique venue, the Kookaburra Queen paddlewheelers bring together stunning ever-changing waterviews, sensational menus and silver service for a day your will treasure forever

Weddings are our specialty, whether it be an intimate family gathering or a lavish wedding for 350 guests. The stunning ever-changing scenery is the perfect backdrop, day or night, for your romantic wedding.

The Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers are a true icon of the Brisbane River. Revel in the vintage look and feel and enjoy picturesque views of Brisbane City under the stars on the wrap around decks or dance the night away on one of the many dance floors.

The open air observation deck is the perfect location for a ceremony. Walk down to aisle towards your true love with the magnificent city and river view as a backdrop.

The Kookaburras offer many perfect photo opportunities, from the open-air observation decks to the grand staircase with its elegant brass is offset with royal-like red carpet, making for a truly unique image to treasure forever.

The large open plan decks offer a range of seating plans, be it a classy cocktail affair or a traditional sit down reception. Each deck offers a dance floor and bar, with the entire vessel provided for by a full commercial kitchen below deck.

Our experienced wedding coordinators have extensive knowledge and contacts in the industry and can recommend everything from music to photography that will bring your vision to life.

From the initial inquiry to the event itself your personal Wedding Coordinator will assist you every step of the way and will be on hand to make your special day a truly magnificent experience. 

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 30 / Max 240 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $90 / High $ 155

Min 30 / Max 120 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

3.00 hours Event time included

Additional Hours $600 Per Hour

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Our Gift To You

To celebrate your wedding anniversary each year, our wedding gift to you is a complimenary cruise for life.  Join us for a Lunch or High Tea cruise of your choice, in the month of your anniversary and remember your special day

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No, we do not charge a room hire fee, instead there is a minimum spend which will come out of your total food and beverage spending. The minimum spends are different depending on which space is required

Of course, we would love to meet you in person and give you a walk through of your venue prior to booking or the big day. Just talk to your wedding co-ordinator and book in a time to come in and meet.

No, due to our licensing we are unable to allow BYO, but we do offer a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits at reasonable prices. 

Unfortunately, we do not offer any styling or entertainment, we leave the option open to our clients to choose what will best suit them and their style. However we have worked with a vast range of different suppliers and can offer some suggesstions or help find what you are looking for

You are more than welcome to come on board with your celebrant and bridal party prior to the day to do a run through in your venue. Appointments are essential, please talk to your wedding co-ordinator to book in time

As we are an inner city venue, we have no affiliation with any carparks. The closest carpark to us is a Wilson Carpark, located at 45 Eagle Street. The pedestrian exit to the carpark will lead you to the lower boardwalk directly in front of our boats (perfect if you have any guests travelling with mobility issues). Evening and Weekend parking is $18 flat rate, but this is significantly more during business hours Monday - Friday. Please note that whilst we can recommend this carpark due to its ease of access to our cruise departure location we are not affiliated with Wilson Parking and any bookings need to be made directly through their website. https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/

We are also in a close vacinity to most public transport options. We are about 50m away from the Eagle Street Pier City Ferry/Hopper dock, 250m from the Riverside Terminal City Cat Stop and about a 10 minute walk from Central Train Station. 

No, there is no smoking on board our vessels as they are licensed restaurants.

Due to the age of the Kookaburra Queens, they are not equipped with air-conditioning, however once the vessel is moving with the windows open and the fans on, there is quite a beautiful breeze that runs through all spaces. 

On the other hand, our newer vessel Voyager, is fully air-conditioned on both levels. 

The only boat that is wheelchair accessible is the Main level of the Kookaburra Queen II, this space is also equipped with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. However bear in mind, that we can only fit a standard push wheelchair on board and not larger motorised varieties.

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December 2018

This venue was fantastic for our wedding reception in the boardroom on the top deck. Highly recommend, the food was beautiful. Well done to Trista our wedding co-ordinator and Chef Greg. Do not hesitate to book this as your reception.

Tori And D.

October 2018

Faultless. Ours was the first same sex wedding on KOOKABURRA,.The event coordinator, Natasha, was of great help. The boat was decked out in all its finery, including three rainbow flags flying proudly. The food was great, drinks package even more so. The wait staff were so friendly and supportive. If we ever had another wedding!!! Then we would charter KQ again.

Donald D.

Kookaburra Showboat Cruises

Hi Donald. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was an absolute pleasure having you and Kelvin on board, and being a small part in your special day. We would absolutely love to have you both back on board in the future, and we hope you can join us again to celebrate you anniversary, with a complimentary Lunch or High Tea cruise for 2 in the month of your anniversary! We look forward to seeing you both in the future and we wish you a long and happy life together!

September 2018

Kookaburra Queen I was the perfect location for both ceremony and reception. Originally on other boat, we switched venues at the last minute due to predicted bad weather. The staff were efficient and everything was absolutely perfect. Stunning location, excellent food and friendly staff provided an unforgettable day.

Bernadette A.

Kookaburra Showboat Cruises

Hi Bernadette, Thank you so much for your feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and have you both on board. We are so happy to hear that everything was amazing on your special day. We would love to see you both again in the future and with that said, every year in the month of your anniversary you get a complimentary cruise for 2 on any Lunch or High Tea cruise of your choice! We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Wishing you all the best in your future together!

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