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Lunch and Dinner Cruises

All sightseeing tours, as well as weekly lunches and dinners on the boat, have temporarily ceased. The MV Southern Cross is currently unavailable for charter hire or private functions. We will continue to monitor this decision in line with lifting COVID-19 restrictions and will review again in September 2020.


With fine food, elegance and ambience, and the wonderful views of Lake Burley Griffin, our Sunday lunch and Thursday dinner cruises are the ultimate lake experience. A perfect treat for celebrating a special occasion or providing something unique for your visitors to Canberra.

Please note that due to low water levels in the lake, we are currently unable to offer pickups from Giles Street Jetty in Kingston or Commonwealth Place Jetty. Cruises will depart from and return to Lotus Bay Jetty at the Yacht Club until further notice.

The ingredients in our 200-Mile menu are predominantly sourced within 200 miles of Canberra. We use local artisan farmers and producers, supporting our community.

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You can purchase a gift card for a Lunch or Dinner Cruise for 2 with a 3 hour Beverage Package for $218 – a perfect gift or corporate thank you. Valid for 3 years, from date of purchase.

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Sunday Lunch Cruise Depart Return
Lotus Bay Jetty
Lotus Bay, Yarralumla at the Yacht Club
1pm 4pm


Thursday Dinner Cruise Depart Return
Lotus Bay Jetty
Lotus Bay, Yarralumla at the Yacht Club
7pm 10pm


Add a 3 hour drinks package for just $30 to your Lunch or Dinner cruise.
Add to your booking today or book on board during your cruise.

  • Long Rail Gully 2018 Riesling
  • Lake George 2018 Chardonnay
  • Lake George 2017 Shiraz
  • Mount Majura Dinny’s Block 2015 Cabernet Franc Merlot
  • BentSpoke Crankshaft
  • BentSpoke Barley Griffin
  • Soft drink
  • Juice



Adult $79
Child (5-12 years) $30
Child (under 5) Free, not catered