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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Brisbane
  4. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Brisbane Express River Cruise and Koala Sanctuary Visit

Product ID: 157407
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Enjoy a fun 40 minute boat ride to the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world: Lone Pine. Zoom along the Brisbane River, through the city's most historic landscapes, iconic attractions and more. Explore the sanctuary at your own leisure.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Feel the wind in your hair as you zoom along the river
  • Glide along Brisbane's waterfront and past skyscrapers, leafy suburbs and waterside mansions
  • Learn about iconic places along the river from your experiences captain and slow down for photo opportunities
  • Explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary at your own leisure for 2.5 hours
  • See koalas, platypuses, kangaroos and more
Full description
This tour departs from a central location, conveniently located right in the heart of Brisbane city. After a quick safety briefing, you will take off along Brisbane River on your way to the world famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You will zoom along Brisbane's waterfront for approximately 40 minutes, passing the bustling city skyscrapers, iconic sights, leafy outer suburbs and breathtaking waterfront mansions. Your driver will stop at certain points along the way to share their knowledge of Brisbane and allow multiple photo opportunities.

Enjoy 2.5 hours to explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary at your own pace. See a koala up close and perhaps catch a talk by the koala’s keepers. Discover the Platypus House where you may get a chance to see the shy platypus, a unique animal native to Australia. Feed the kangaroos and see many other native Australian animals. Board the boat again by 12:15 PM, then travel back along the river and return to your original departure point by 12:45 PM.
  • Return transfer to Lone Pine
  • Entry ticket to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
What’s Not Included
  • Meals, drinks, and snacks, these can be purchased from a cafe
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Cultural Center Pontoon. Located on the Boardwalk outside the Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA Cultural Precinct at Southbank. Please ensure you are at the pontoon 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The boat ride is approximately 35 minutes long
• You will have approximately 2.5 hours to enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
• Food is available to buy at a cafe on the day
• It is recommended you bring a hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 42 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Mirimar Cruises

Product ID: 157407