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Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

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Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

Hi everyone

I will be on a cruise stopping in Brisbane next March. I would like to cram as much as possible into my day, but MUST cuddle a koala (or two!). Other than that, I am open to suggestions.

I understand the ship will be docking a little way out of the city and so I guess the best way to go would be with a private guide, as we did earlier this year when we were in Malaysia and Indonesia and were able to obtain some names from the TA forums.

Anyone able to help either on a plan for an itinerary or driver?

Thanks in advance

Karen

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1. Re: Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

Hi Karen

You don't say how long you will be in town so I am assuming it is just one day. I suggest that you look at visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can cuddle a koala, feed kangaroos etc. It's not too far from the city and there are options for getting there. The best one might be taking the river cruise right up to the Sanctuary.

Once you disembark you can walk to the CITYCAT terminal nearby - Hamilton - and take that ferry into the CBD. The River cruise departs from the Cultural Centre pontoon mid morning and takes about an hour and a half to get to Lone Pine. Most people prefer to take it one way and return to the city by bus or taxi. If you return the same way you have less than 3 hours at the sanctuary - that may or may not be sufficient time for you.

I don't know of guides whom you can hire. Perhaps the cruise ship will have tours organised to Lone Pine?

If you are interested in Art the Southbank area of the city might be the place for you as there are several museums and art galleries there. On the other side of the road there's a great area for relaxing and dining at Southbank. There's even a man made beach complete with life guards where you can swim or paddle around. [March should be decently warm.]

Have a great time in Brisbane!

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2. Re: Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

I found you a link:

http://www.mirimar.com/site/daily-cruises/

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3. Re: Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

Hi Karen, I'm not a tour guide, however i live near the port and if I'm available I would be happy to show you around our beautiful city which i have lived in for 55 years!

Edited: 06 June 2013, 01:21
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7. Re: Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

Hi Archi

Just wondering if it's possible to do the above as you've wonderfully suggested by car? Would it be easy to find parking?

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8. Re: Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

Hi

If you are arriving by cruise ship to hamilton, easier to do as ArchiBrisbane recommends and get the citycat to southbank and the ferry to lone pine. If you are disembarking at the grain terminal - taxi or cruise ship tour. Parking at Lone Pine, plenty of expensive city parking.

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9. Re: Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

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10. Re: Brisbane tour guide for cruise stop

Hi my name is Chris, I have just read your post, we are on a cruise next March and dock in Brisbane, and would love to see Koalas, is the sanctury very far from the cruise terminal? we are sailing on a Princess Line ship if thats any help

Kind Regards

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