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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$56.45

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 (400)
1 - 5 of 222 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Up close and personal

I had a great morning at Lone Pine. You can get very close to the Koala’s and actually stroke the kangaroos and wallabies. It was very hot on the day I visited, and the lack of any a/c facilities was a shame, but overall I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lunavix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Little Adventure

I booked this excursion as a gift for my girlfriend. It was our first full day in Australia after traveling 25+ hours. Needless to say, we didn’t want anything too taxing as we were still getting acclimated. We had no issues finding the boat and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 12 January 2019
Perfect for day 1 in Brisbane.

After flying from UK to Brisbane the first day of recuperation should be a gentle affair. This is just that. The boat is easy to find at a central location, the start is not too early, the journey upstream is relaxing and informative. The sanctuary...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Derek R
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Thank you Derek for your sharing your experience with others. We are happy to hear you had the perfect day. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Australia. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Above expectation

In November, our family of four adults took the river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It was a pleasant relax ride through the river in good weather. The scenery was nice. The commentary was informative. It gave information/history on the neighborhoods, buildings, etc...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SLTrips
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thanks for your 5 star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 4 January 2019
Lovely river cruise and koala cuddling

We had such a lovely time on the cruise seeing the city of Brisbane and all the massive houses along it. Would have been better if more shades on the upper deck but it was breezy enough that we didn't feel too hot. They even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank BridgetJones12345
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Oh thank you for your review and glad to hear you had an amazing day. Regards Debbie

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16 January 2019|
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Response from MIKEWONG1951 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I cannot help much, I took a bus to the Sanctuary and return back to the city by bus.