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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$57.72

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 (387)
1 - 5 of 213 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Compact and nice mini zoo

Very nice half day trip. River cruise was slow but not too long. Sanctuary is compact, easy to walk through and very well organized.

1  Thank Ari P
Reviewed 5 days ago

As a river cruise it was fine, educational, with friendly staff, and the ham/cheddar hot sandwich was good. As a way to get to the koala sanctuary and hold a koala it was terrible. The boat leaves too late and returns too early to actually...More

2  Thank marsupilove
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Fantastic day

well. from the I formative boat trip down to koala sanctuary .to entering,it was amazing. Never did my wife and I ever think we would get the experience of holding a koala yet alone feed kangaroos. This sanctuary is an amazing place and to get...More

Thank asa101269
Reviewed 1 week ago
A perfect combination ofr seeing the river and the koalas

The river cruise is the best way, both to see the developments along both sides of the river and the koalas eventually. The boat has a bar and a variety of home-made food to sustain you - especially the sausage rolls. Most of the sanctuary...More

Thank WayneCanberra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day ! Very good information along the river to Lone Pine. Comfortable chairs on the boat. Very pleasant in the park.

Thank Ingrid S
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5 September 2018|
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Response from cswarner2016 | Reviewed this property |
the faster boat is a smaller, speedboat like craft seating about 16 people, the slower boat is a much bigger steamer type 2 deck vessel
14 August 2018|
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Response from Eva B | Reviewed this property |
We took a train from Central Station and were fetched at the arriving station by a bus from Lone Pine. You might look at the train schedual to see if that is an obtion for you.