If you’re in Brisbane – you can’t go wrong with booking a lunch, dinner or high tea cruise with your partner on the Kookaburra ShowBoat to celebrate a special occasion.

The Chef served buffet boasts over 20 exquisite dishes – easily one of the most delicious meals we’ve enjoyed together. Of course, we couldn’t be happier that they offered seconds, haha

Our version of their seasonal contemporary buffet menu included green lip mussels with calamari strips, slow-cooked Angus beef, baked local reef fish and much more.

Dessert highlights included the Kookaburra signature chocolate fondant and rose syrup glazed marble cake, among others.

They also have a generous beverage package which included favourites like Strawberry Daquiris and Mojitos when we went.

Treat yourselves to a romantic stroll during the cruise and admire the 360-degree views of Brisbane.  The dinner cruise looks the most romantic during sunset and when the city lights come on.

There’s also a red carpet staircase where you can feel like Rose from the movie Titanic as you make your way down the stairs during your romantic stroll.

Catch the onboard photographer to get a printed photo of the two of you for a fee.

Keep an eye on their website for special events – I hope to book a cruise with them on New Years Eve in future when the fireworks will be visible from the boat.

Tip: When booking, you have the option to book a guaranteed window seat for a fee. Pictured here are the best tables for two near the windows that I saw! 100% worth it!

This might change at some point, but at the time of writing this:

You can currently get 10% off your first cruise when you sign up to receive their special offers in your inbox. You’ll also receive a special gift for your birthday if you do!


They are currently running Weekly Giveaways on their Instagram page! This week they are giving away FIVE free lunch, high tea or dinner cruises for two.

One of the best Brisbane date ideas for special occasions is to dine and cruise on the Kookaburra Showboat.


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