Share the magic of the Opawa River and let us look after you for your next function. The River Queen creates a fantastic atmosphere for a celebration: guests love the moving panorama and find the River Queen's gentle pace instantly relaxing. You'll find there's always something interesting to see!

The River Queen is available 365 days per year for private function hire. To make a booking, please fill out the inquiry form below so that we can start to assemble the details of your function. Here are some of the details to consider when booking a cruise:

  • A cruise is generally 3 hours long, but you are welcome to be on board with your guests prior to sailing or after the event while the boat is moored. We are flexible with timing so can adjust the cruise schedule to meet your requirements. Please note that an extended cruising time may incur additional costs.
  • The River Queen is suitable for groups of up to 99 people.
  • Costs for hiring the River Queen are dependent on the size of your party. We charge $1200 (incl GST) for up to 40 people for a 3 hour cruise. For parties larger than 40 people, there is an additional $25 per person charge. Food and beverage costs are additional.
  • Our alcohol license requires food to be served at all functions. We cannot serve alcohol without also serving food. Select your perfect food combination from our finger food menu or our selection of buffet menus.
  • We have Eftpos facilities on board and a full bar.
  • You are welcome to bring your own ipod etc so you can play your own music on board: we'll show you how to plug it into our on-board sound system.
  • Check the calendar on our Availability page to make sure your dates are available and not already booked.
  • We can usually accommodate two cruises per day - a lunchtime and evening cruise.

For initial booking inquiries, please send us a message on Facebook, email us or use the form to the right, so we can capture the basic details for your function. From there, we'll be happy to work with you to finalise everything and ensure you have a function to remember!



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Name *
Check our calendar on the Availability page and then let us which available date or dates you would like to enquire about for your cruise.
Let us know the approximate number of guests you have attending
What kind of occasion is it? Let us know if you have questions, queries or requests to create your perfect cruise!