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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise provided by Mirimar Cruises

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with transportation via river cruise
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
9
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    9
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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 have hours to learn about native Australian wildlife and admire species such as koalas and kangaroos. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6196KOALA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Round-trip cruise
  • General Admission into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No health restrictions apply to this tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Round-trip cruise
  • General Admission into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
  • Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No health restrictions apply to this tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Dec 2021
A note from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Covid safe plan in operation
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cultural Centre Public Pontoon
    Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
    The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    The Brisbane River
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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PeterPilt
Mooloolaba, Australia659 contributions
Great experience. Interesting commentary. Staff were friendly. Overall a very enjoyable cruise up the Brisbane River.
Written 1 January 2022
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MirimarCruises
Thank you Peter for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you had an enjoyable day out with us. Regards Debbie
Written 4 January 2022
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YerongaTraveller
2 contributions
Sep 2021
A fantastic way to see parts of the Brisbane River that you don't usually get to see. Friendly staff on board, and tasty treats. Time at Lone Pine allowed us to see the whole area, and ending with a relaxing trip back down the river. Wonderful day.
Written 26 September 2021
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MirimarCruises
Great to hear you had a wonderful day and we appreciate the time you have taken to write a review. Kind regards Debbie
Written 1 November 2021
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Sunbris
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Jul 2021
We really enjoyed this activity, not just because we haven't done any travelling since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With all the restrictions and overseas travel banned, we decided to do something local. The weather was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful. The commentary was fun and informative. Best of all, there is an on-board cafe that has a wide selection of items, ranging from sausage rolls, hot dogs and sandwiches, to strawberry muffins, brownies, scones, snakes (lollies) even cheese platters and wine/champagne in proper wine glasses! Everyone was enjoying themselves. It was great to feel that we were on holidays again. We didn't know that this Brisbane river cruise has been taking locals and visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years! Definitely suitable for the whole family.
Written 20 August 2021
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MirimarCruises
Thank you so much for our wonderful review and supporting us in these tough times. We appreciate your detail feedback and thanks once again for sharing this with us and others. Kind regards Debbie
Written 5 September 2021
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Sally J
12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
A wonderful day! We used our Brisbane Holiday Dollars Voucher yesterday.
Thank you Mirimar for a really enjoyable Koala Cruise.
The trip and commentary was excellent and the onboard food (especially the scones and cheese platter), were delicious!
Lone Pine Sanctuary is a terrific experience.....loved all the animals and shows.
Wish the day was slightly longer, it is so good!
We will definitely be back and highly recommend the courteous and friendly crew of Mirimar and the lovely Koala Cruise experience.
Thank you!
Sally and Albert J
Written 13 August 2021
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MirimarCruises
Thank you Sally and Albert for your wonderful feedback. We appreciate you letting us know. Kind regards Debbie
Written 1 November 2021
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szk137
Edinburgh, UK24 contributions
May 2021
We used our Brisbane Holiday Dollars.
From the booking right through to the cruise, we were treated with respect and good old fashion manners.
The boat is clean.
Everybody is so kind and helpful.
To see the riverside properties is a treat and aspiration.
It’s nice to know the history.
Lone pine is really fun, even with 2 teens!
The morning tea was yum.
We have some dietary requirements, they were all catered for.
Nothing was too much trouble.
On the way back, my hungry teens were treated to fresh toasties!
Everything was so relaxing and I can now see why, everyone leaves a kind review.
The views on the river are stunning but it’s the crew who make this trip so worthwhile.
Written 23 May 2021
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MirimarCruises
What a wonderful detailed review. We really appreciate the time you have taken to give us your feedback and sharing your cruise experience with us. Sounds like you had a fabulous day out with your family. Kind regards Debbie
Written 15 June 2021
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Nelly R
1 contribution
This was a great experience, would definitely recommend.

The river cruise was actually the highlight for us. The commentary was informative and funny and the crew is very friendly. The ride out and back to Lone Pine takes about an hour each way but it’s very beautiful and peaceful.

Lone Pine is a great way to see koalas and kangaroos up close. The birds of prey show was also really cool.
Written 22 May 2021
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MirimarCruises
So happy to read your title Perfect Day Out. We love hearing how much you enjoyed your time on our cruise and thanks for the recommendation to others. Kind regards Debbie
Written 15 June 2021
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Stewart B
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
Just done Tuesday cruise and Lone Pine visit. Sparkling day on the water with a perfect autumn Brissie day. Water was dead flat, very smooth cruise. Lots of interesting sites on the river, not available for viewing any other way. Good engaging crew and enjoyed the fresh scones. Good commentary on the way there but slim dusty on the way back, well.....

Lone Pine was quiet but fantastic. There must be more than one hundred koalas there to see, up close. Enclosures were well maintained. The bird show was incredible

One cafe currently closed but cafe just outside served great wraps and toasted sandwiches. Eating area must have one of the most peaceful river views available in Brissie

5 hr trip all up and enjoyed every minute. Two points on Brisbane river. New indooroopilly bike path is a huge over water construction. River as brown as ever. Obviously not caused by the dredging by the concrete plant that got shut down 6 years ago.
Written 20 April 2021
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MirimarCruises
What an amazing review you have written, so detailed and fantastic title! So happy that you had an awesome day out with us. Kind regards Debbie
Written 15 June 2021
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Di_Mick78
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
Mar 2021
Our initial tour date needed to be changed due to numbers but we were able to accommodate the change. The tour we undertook was brilliant - the one hour river trip to the sanctuary was accompanied by excellent, informative commentary and the crew were very efficient and friendly. The sanctuary was very good and certainly worth a visit - very clean and well organised, very friendly staff. Overall, we had a great time and highly recommend this tour - a must if you are visiting Brisbane.
Written 22 March 2021
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MirimarCruises
It so great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for the high recommendation as well. We appreciate your support in these difficult times for the tourism industry. Kind regards Debbie
Written 30 March 2021
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Ron R
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Couples
How can you go past holding a koala as the highlight? Also the Miramar boat cruise to the Lone Pine with the commentary was great and the coolness on the water on a hot day was most welcome. Being subjected to David Williamson's droning on the return trip maybe could be reviewed? We enjoyed both the Birds of Prey" and "Sheep Dog" show and the presenters were very knowledgeable about their subjects and very pleasant and welcoming. A breath day.
Written 23 December 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you for your 5 star reveiw and kind words. We love hearing how much you enjoyed your day with us. I will have a little mention to the skipper to mix up the music a little on the way back to the city! Cheers Deb
Written 27 January 2021
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Naomi
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Friends
The cruise with Mirimar was fantastic. So much history and interesting facts about Brisbane and the river. The staff on board were amazing. In fact everything about the cruise was amazing. Thank you very much!
Lone Pine Sanctuary was bigger than expected with lots of beautiful creatures! The enclosures were all immaculate and stimulating for the animals. The animals all seemed very happy 🙂
Written 28 October 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback, we really appreciate here this and I will pass on your kind words to our wonderful staff. Kind regards Debbie
Written 5 November 2020
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