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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

  • Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with transportation via river cruise
  • River cruise transportation means no puzzling over public transportation or car rentals
  • Birds of Prey and sheepdog shows teach visitors about Australian wildlife
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
From US$56.31

Combine a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with a cruise on the Brisbane River on this stress-free tour. Booking this pleasant way to travel to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary means no fussing with public transportation or car rentals—you can sit back and relax on your scenic cruise. Admission to the sanctuary is included, where you'll have three hours to learn about native Australian wildlife and admire species such as koalas and kangaroos. 

What to Expect

Make your way to the Southbank district of Brisbane to catch your departing river cruise. Simply sit back and relax as the boat passes Brisbane's city skyline and out into the suburbs. On the way, listen to your captain's educational commentary about the river and its surroundings.

Arrive at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can proceed directly inside with your prepurchased admission ticket. View the more than 130 bears that reside there, as well as the Eastern Water Dragons, huge lizards that stroll the grounds. Watch the Birds of Prey Show, and take in the action at the working sheepdog show. Your tour also includes the bonus of admission to the Platypus House, a great place to observe the unique duck-billed platypus.

If you get hungry or need refreshments, meals and drinks are available both on the cruise and at the sanctuary (own expense).

Return to Brisbane the way you came, at Southbank.

Reviews (405)
1 - 5 of 227 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Very interesting and worthwhile trip!

My husband and I really enjoyed this river cruise and the commentary telling us about the area. The boat is large and comfortable. The time spent at the Koala sanctuary worked really well, and is a definite "to do" thing while in Brisbane. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Theresa J B K
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Tour

Of course, the Koalas were the highlight of this tour, but there are many other aspects that made it especially enjoyable. The river cruise was very enjoyable - relaxing and interesting, with good narration of the sights along the way. Our pilot gave us an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cindyjacox
Reviewed 3 days ago
Koalas galore

The cruise to the Koala Sanctuary was excellent the staff were friendly and meals on board were good. The Sanctuary was an excellent experience do many Koalas in one place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 5 days ago
Koala visit

We booked this at the last minute on the net and then walked over to the cultural centre pontoon ( outside the state library)to take the boat at 10am Very nice and efficient crew on the boat with a good cafe serving hot food and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
A must do.

We are Brisbane locals and have made it our mission this year to be Brisbane tourists. We boarded the Mirimar II from in front of Queensland Art Gallary at around 9:40am for a 10am departure. The boat was very well maintained and stocked with a...More

Thank bittenhard
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16 January 2019|
Response from Andy C |
The port IS where you catch the boat.
16 January 2019|
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Response from MIKEWONG1951 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I cannot help much, I took a bus to the Sanctuary and return back to the city by bus.