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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

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 (377)
1 - 5 of 204 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely cruise on a beautiful day

River cruise and commentary very good. Time at sanctuary adequate to see everything. Unfortunately we visited on a public holiday, everything very crowded with long queues to hold a Koala, and most Kangaroos and wallabes had retreated to their santuary having had enough og being...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Koala kuddles!

The boat trip (1.5 hrs one way) and Lone Pine was an amazing experience combo. Once at the sanctuary, you can pay ($25 AUD at the time) to get your picture hugging a koala, which is totally worth it. If that's not available, you can...More

3  Thank msenous6
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile
Relaxing and Interesting!

Perfect way to get to the koala sanctuary. Very friendly casual staff. Easy boarding. Relaxing trip on the river with interesting overhead commentary. Plenty of internal and external seating. Lots of food and drink options. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks. Pram accessible however there are...More

1  Thank G18H
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Best Day EVER!

Being a certified animal nut and one who appreciates both water and lovely homes, this was the day for me. We started our trip meeting the ferry Miramar at the docks behind the museums. It was lovely weather so sitting outside was a must. Lovely...More

1  Thank Carol Ann P
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Lone Pine Koala cruise

There are 2 types of cruise, the normal and the express with speed boat. I would recommend sticking to the normal cruise, as although it takes longer time to reach your destination, i.e. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, but as the normal cruise departs much earlier,...More

Thank Arthur T
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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
Bob K
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.
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