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Xmas in July

Friday & Saturday’s in July!

Christmas cheer comes early with Kookaburra Showboat’s Xmas in July cruises.

Eat, drink & be merry on board the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers this July.

Get into the festive spirit with a 3 hour cruise on the Brisbane River, live entertainment and let’s not forget a delicious Christmas themed contemporary buffet feast.

Indulge in a Christmas themed seasonal buffet as you enjoy live entertainment playing party favourites and Christmas classics all night long!

Gather your friends, colleagues and family together and celebrate with us over the month of July!

Friday, 7th July
Saturday, 8th July - MORE SEATS ADDED

Friday, 14th July - SOLD OUT
Saturday, 15th July

Friday, 21st July
Saturday, 22nd July - LIMITED SEATING

• Scenic Cruise
• Christmas themed seasonal buffet
• Live Entertainment
• Xmas decorations

Adults $89
Concession $79^
Kids (4-12 years) $69
Infants (3 and under) Free*

*one free infant per adult. ^Applies to Seniors & students only. ID required.

Seafood Platters

Add a magnificent seafood fantasy platter featuring Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari, lobster and more.

Seafood platter $80 (Serves two)
Includes Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari

Deluxe platter $120 (Serves two)
Includes Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari PLUS spanner crab

Extravaganza platter $200 (Serves two)
Includes Moreton Bay Bugs, prawns, oysters, calamari PLUS spanner crab and lobster

Order a Cake

9 inch cake $59
Cakeage $2.50pp (Bring your own cake)

Cake orders must be placed minimum 7 days prior to cruise


6 Beverage Tokens $40
6 standard drinks of your choice

10 Beverage Tokens $60
10 standard drinks of your choice

1 Token = 1 Drink, 2 Tokens = 1 Cocktail

View the wine & beverage list >

Other Extras

Guaranteed window seat $20 per person
For bookings of 2 or 4 only
Guarantee a table next to the window. A limited number of window seats are available on each deck. Please note, request for window seats will be taken into consideration; however guests who have purchased the guaranteed window option will have first priority.

Guaranteed table for 2 $40
Tables of two are limited on board each vessel. A guaranteed table of two is available for an additional price.

Cancellation insurance $5 per person
Should you have any concerns that you may need to amend your booking, Cancellation Insurance can be purchased at $5 per person.

Boarding 6:30pm
Departing 7pm
Duration 2.5 – 3 hrs
(subject to tides)

Selection of fresh bread
Christmas style turkey mignon
Crispy skinned salmon
Crispy golden fried chicken wings (D,N,H)
Chefs signature confit beef, slowly cooked for a minimum of 18 hours, in red wine jus (N,H)
Herb spiced free range chicken on romesco sauce (D,H)
Oven baked reef fish in butter, sea salt and salsa verde (G,N,H)
Sticky pork belly with honey soy and ginger (G,N,D)
Sea salted crunchy pork crackle (G,N,D)
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni with a tomato & herb sauce and grated parmesan (V)
Cucumber and red onion salad with toasted barley (G,V,N,D,H)
Fresh tomato salad with basil, shredded feta and lemon vinaigrette (G, V, N, H)
Broccoli salad with flaked almonds and pumpkin seeds (G,V,H)
Japanese style onion salad with fresh coriander, buck wheat and lime dressing (G,V,N,D,H)
Potato salad with green peas, spring onion, egg and crispy fried shallots (G,V,N,H)
Glazed roast pumpkin with honey, cumin and caraway seeds (G,V,N,D,H)
Roasted chat potatoes with rosemary olive oil and sea salt (G,V,N,D,H)
Glazed carrots with sea salt, butter and sunflower seeds (G,V,N,H)
Green pea salad with carrot, onion and lemon vinaigrette topped with crispy shallots (G,V,N,D,H)
Sauces include traditional gravy, mushroom sauce and hollandaise

Please select
Pavlova with whipped cream & berry compote
Classic Crème Caramel with maple glazed mandarin
Chocolate Xmas Pudding served with brandy anglaise

(sample menu only, subject to change)

Departing from Eagle Street Pier, we head out for the first of many perfect photo opportunities along the Brisbane River.

Enjoy the sights as we leisurely cruise past many of the city's sensational attractions, which may include the beautiful botanic gardens, kangaroo point cliffs, maritime museum, Southbank precinct and the Brisbane wheel.

A sure scenery highlight would have to be the iconic Story Bridge - a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge that connects the north and south of Brisbane.

Please note, the cruise route is subject to change, dependent on the tides.