Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with Return Scenic Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Modern river boat cruise
See Brisbane's riverfront highlights
Entertaining & informative commentary
Brisbane's best animal attraction
3 hours to explore the sanctuary

What you can expect

Offering a convenient departure point right from the heart of the city, this popular **Brisbane River Cruise** has been taking visitors to the popular **Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary** for over 70 years. There is no better way to travel to the largest Koala sanctuary in the world than with a comfortable boat ride along the Brisbane River that will take you right to a disembarking point on the shores of the park. The perfect way to get up close and see eye to eye with Australia's huge range of native creatures while also enjoying the many sights and sounds of Brisbane's most attractive waterfront suburbs which are accessible only by boat. You'll gain the benefits of an entertaining narrated journey from the experienced, entertaining and knowledgeable captain and see breathtaking modern mansions and historic Queenslander homes along Brisbane's exclusive riverfront. Upon arriving at Lone Pine, you'll have two and a half hours to explore the sanctuary where you'll be able to hand feed kangaroos and emus, check out the rare and shy platypus swimming, see amazing birds of prey, and - of course - have your picture taken while holding a koala! Combining great sights with great attractions, this package is great for those looking to explore one of Brisbane's best animal attractions while also enjoying a relaxing and scenic cruise along Brisbane's famed river. Cruises depart on a daily basis from 10am at the Cultural Centre Pontoon in South Bank to arrive at Lone Pine by 11:15am, spend 3 hours at the Sanctuary. Arrive back at the Cultural Centre by 3.30pm.


What you need to know

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Entry
  • Return Brisbane River Cruise from the CBD to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on board a ultra modern cruise
  • Enjoy a narrated journey by the Captain and be amazed by his intimate knowledge of all things Brisbane
  • See breathtaking modern mansions and historic Queenslander homes along Brisbane’s sought after riverfront
  • Explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for three hours where you can hand feed kangaroos and emus, spy on a shy platypus swimming and plenty more
  • Delicious homemade snacks and light meals available on board cruise
  • Hotel transfers
  • Koala photos (available for purchase on the day, subject to availability)
  • Koala holding experience must be booked separately AND prior to the day of attendance
  • Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon 9:00am
  • Arrive Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 10:15am
  • Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 1:30pm
  • Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon 2:45pm
  • The cruise departs from Cultural Centre Pontoon located on the boardwalk outside the Queensland State Library
Terms And Conditions
  • Concession purchases require a valid Australian Pensioners Card
Booking Information
  • Koala holding experience must be booked separately AND prior to the day of attendance.
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.746 reviews

Recommend highly. Great price for relaxing day out

We had our relos from England here and booked this trip. The boat ride down the river was fantastic with the added commentary. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was great. The boat to go back to Brisbane was was well organised and expectations set out so you knew when you had to be back to boat from sanctuary Great trip.

kelly collins 11 months ago

Great day out and lovely scenic , informative way to get to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can lunch surrounded by koalas, see eagles/owls up close and more.

Great day out and lovely scenic , informative way to get to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can lunch surrounded by koalas, see eagles/owls up close, lots of birds and plenty of active koalas and more. Plenty of time to see everything, including photo with a koala.

Shane Box about 1 year ago

Excellent day out on the river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Highly recommend this experience for families. Cruise had everything you needed and friendly staff. Some great commentary as you cruise down the river. The koala Sanctuary was fantastic, so many animals and some great shows. We loved watching the free flight birds and sheep dog show. Animals were interactive with kangaroo feeding and the first time the family and I got to pat an emu. Cruise was on time leaving and we all enjoyed a cold beverage from their onboard cafe for the ride home. Wonderful day!

Racheal Dumbrell almost 2 years ago

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  • This experience is supplied by Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and River Cruise Packages


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