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Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

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    What to Expect
    When your wooden paddle wheeler departs from Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane, the crew will show you to your table for afternoon high tea.

    Enjoy bottomless sparkling, beer and soft drink and free-flowing blooming tea as you’re entertained on board by a popular pianist. The menu features traditional sweet and savory selections such as freshly made scones served with jam and cream, chocolate fondant, caramel slices, gourmet savory wraps and finger sandwiches and more. Additional drinks can be purchased from the full bar.

    Unobstructed views of the waterfront make for great photos ops of the highlights such as Story Bridge, a heritage-listed steel cantilevered bridge that connects north and south Brisbane. You’ll also pass the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Queensland Maritime Museum, Southbank Cultural Precinct, the Wheel of Brisbane and many more attractions.

    After a leisurely 2.5 hour cruise, your tour ends when the paddle wheeler returns you to the dock.

    Sample Menu
    • Scones with mixed berry jam, whipped cream
    • Seasonal fruit salads
    • Dark chocolate fondant (G)
    • Baked passionfruit cheese cake 
    • Chocolate mousse in espresso cups (G)
    • Panna cotta with summer berry glaze
    • King Island cheddar cubes
    • Country-style terrine
    • Mixed olives
    • Assortment of finger sandwiches and wraps including -
    • Roasted beef, lettuce, seeded mustard aioli
    • Free range egg, truffle mayo (V)
    • Smoke salmon, capers, fresh apple
    • Honey roasted leg ham, cheddar, tomato relish

    Please note: Menu is subject to change due to food availability and seasonality.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • High Tea
    • Bottomless sparkling, beer and soft drink
    • Blooming tea
    • Live music on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Restroom on board
    • All other alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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 drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We can cater to gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian and vegan. These options must be pre-booked prior to the cruise date. We cannot cater for dietary requirements on the day.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please advise of any mobility issues. Our vessels have stairs. 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.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We live in Brisbane but had been given a voucher for the High Tea on Kookaburra Queen as a gift. We decided to do a Sunday cruise which saw us departing Eagle Street Pier at 1pm. It says to check in 1 hour before and pick up your cruise tickets from the booth near to the boat/
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    1. Changed the boat to the voyager. People book to go on a vintage boat and get a poorly maintained "modern boat"). They changed it because they received a last minute request for a private function. 2. Said the 2nd boat had aircon... Not strong enough for that size boat
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    I had an amazing time! Booked this cruise as a surprise for for my partner’s family who were visiting. They had a great time. The live music was really nice, great customer service and the food was really good. Highly recommend
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    My friends and I had a ball. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the endless bubbles and of course the DJ. Lots of dancing was had and it was so much fun for us all.
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    Wow! Excellent service and endless bubbles. I have to say I was a little sceptical when the booking manager said the bubbles would just flow but my word the staff just kept pouring the delicious sparkling wine. The food was extremely tasty and my gluten free wife had a seperate
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    About the operator
    By: Kookaburra Showboat Cruises
    245 reviews
    Dinner cruise
    We had a great night! Beautiful river view and great food. We had a table at the front of the boat, it was nice
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    Brisbane, Australia
    Really good value and a great way to see the city
    We live in Brisbane but had been given a voucher for the High Tea on Kookaburra Queen as a gift. We decided to do
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    Brisbane dinner river cruise
    Nice atmosphere. Well organized. Some of the food as you might expect on a buffet style serving was over cooked
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    Camberley, United Kingdom
    Really couldn’t have asked for anything more. What a great way to orient yourself on the Brisbane geography from
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    Fantasic cruise
    Fantasic night. great selection off food and plenty of wine .Staff were great. would highly recomend anyone to go
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    Torbay, New Zealand
    Sunday Dinner Cruise - Superb
    We came as a couple, holidaying in Brisbane, decided to do a dinner cruise. Apparently the Sunday evening cruise
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    Coomera, Australia
    Friends lunch out.
    Lovely afternoon on the Brisbane River with my best friend, great food and music. Very friendly, helpful staff.
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    Booze bus
    We booked this trip in NZ and were looking forward to it as it was a birthday treat however we boarded at 6 30 pm
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    Brisbane, Australia
    High Tea
    We had a fantastic time enjoyed the bottomless drinks and delicious high tea all served by the wonderful Jean!
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    Anita K
    Auckland Central, New Zealand
    Lovely Sunday
    Everything perfect. Superb friendly staff. Super food and entertainment. Thoroughly enjoyed the Kookuburra. Going
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    Suzy N
    Treated like royalty
    Very friendly staff and a bountiful buffet lunch. Sparkling wine and beer were included in our ticket and our
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    Sydney, Australia
    Lunch cruise
    A beautiful cruise around the river staff was fantastic from booking in to us leaving the cruise we had a
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    New South Wales, Australia
    Absolutely brilliant
    We chose the lunch time cruise. It was well worth it. Table allocation and a suite of complimentary drinks
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    Merredin, Australia
    Kookaburra Lunch Cruise
    The staff were very accommodating as friends also booked on the same cruise and was no trouble to include them our
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    Random Day Out
    It was school holidays and we wanted to do something special with the kids. We had heard about the kookaburra so
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