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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

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Overview
See Australia’s amazing animals on a day trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from Brisbane. Your river cruise takes you from the bustling waterfront of Southbank to the lush parklands of Lone Pine, with the chance to see iconic sights as you glide along the water. At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can cuddle koalas, feed kangaroos, and watch platypus, sheepdogs and birds of prey in action. Animal lovers will not want to miss this experience!
Highlights
  • 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
  • Gain a better understanding of koalas, their biology, and their behavior
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair: Cruise is accessible however Lone Pine has a set of 28 steps to climb from the jetty to the entrance
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Lone Pine but this time we traveled there by boat. Lone Pine it's self was very busy but has lots of shows etc for your entertainment. The only drawback for older people was the stairs from the boat dock...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Trevor M
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your day with us. Yes, there are 28 stairs to get from the jetty to Lone Pine and if you cruise with us again, please note that the crew are always there to lend a hand if you need it. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great thing to do on one of our first days in Brisbane. The boat leaves from Southbank so it's a very nice walk down to the jetty. The trip up the Brisbane River takes around 75 minutes and there is a very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We are happy to hear you had a great day out. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Brisbane. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I originally had booked the express way to the sanctuary which was awesome, unfortunately the express boat on the way back didn't work so I had the chance to take the long cruise for nothing more and it was the best. the view on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us and others. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat cruise to the koala sanctuary was good in itself with commentry on the route. Once at the sanctuary is was a few steps and we were straight in to koalas, emus, kangaroos and much more. There is enough time to spend at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us on the Brisbane River to Lone Pine. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this. We traveling with a large group from ages 3 to 83 years old. This was great, driver was excellent he even gave my daughter a gummy. We all wnjoyed it and highly recommend this to everyone

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LinseyA20
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for the recommendation to others. Kind regards Debbie

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Tularecorgiowner
20 July 2019|
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Response from SteveR574 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - I’m pretty sure there are, but you can’t cuddle them and of course they may not be awake👍
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naomi-a
30 April 2019|
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Response from Gizi_L | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a koala holding experience starting at noon. The guide on the boat will tell you that if you want to hold a koala, then go directly to that area immediately on arrival. Yes, there will be a line, but you... More
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Passenger102322
16 January 2019|
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Response from Andy C |
The port IS where you catch the boat.
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