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High school formals Brisbane City, Kookaburra Showboat Cruises
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Dancing the night away Brisbane Cruises

Brisbane’s no1 school formal venue on the water!

For a one-of-a-kind formal to remember, book a floating formal or school event on the Brisbane River with Kookaburra Showboat Cruises.

Let us take care of everything when you select one of our popular school formal party packages.
Each academic package includes a 3 hour cruise, a selection of gourmet menu options and unlimited soft drinks and juices.

Celebrate your formal, dancing the night away on the water, with friends and create a memorable experience with a range of extras from our recommended suppliers including professional theming, photobooth hire, live entertainment, photographer and much more

Please speak with your event coordinator for further details.

Call (07) 3221 1300 or complete the function enquiry form


Download Our Formal & School Event Packages:


Kookaburra Queen on the Brisbane River

Kookaburra Queen I

Cruise along picturesque Brisbane River on board the magnificent Kookaburra Queen I. The timber paddle wheelers were built in Australia in 1986, inspired by the Mississippi paddlewheelers and the Murray River. The vessel boasts two decks plus a roof top observation area, two on board licensed bars, dance floors, commercial kitchen and experienced staff and crew equipped with all the necessary knowledge and skills to create the perfect function!

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Kookaburra Queen II

The larger of the two vessels, Kookaburra Queen II is a truly unique event venue. There’s no risk of cabin fever on this vessel with plenty of room over three levels including a private dining room / boardroom on the top most level, open aired decks, commercial kitchen, three on-board bars and huge dance floors. Create the perfect function with your personal event coordinator and packages to suit every budget and event.


Length: 30 meters
Facilities: One commercial kitchen, two on-board bars, open air deck areas, dance floors
Levels: Two, plus roof top deck


Seated (No Dance Floor) 280
Seated (with Dance Floor) 230
Cocktail (No Dance Floor) 300
Cocktail (with Dance Floor) 350


Length: 30 meters
Facilities: One commercial kitchen, three bars on board, open air deck areas, disabled facilities, dance floors, private dining room and rooftop deck
Levels: Three covered levels


Seated (No Dance Floor) 300
Seated (with Dance Floor) 250
Cocktail (No Dance Floor) 320
Cocktail (with Dance Floor) 280


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