Koala and river cruise

Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, South Brisbane QLD, Australia, Brisbane, Australia
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What To Expect

Enjoy an extraordinary two-way trip on the Brisbane River to explore the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world, hosting more than 130 koalas on site.Your boat will cruise through the city's most historic landmarks and unique wildlife habitats as you listen to an entertaining and informative commentary. Once arrived, you'll be given 3 hours to explore the sanctuary on your own. Lone Pine also hosts a sheepdog show, which will allow you to admire hardworking dogs rounding up a herd of sheep, responding to their master's whistles, calls, and hand signals.You can also visit the Platypus House and and discover more about this native animal from Australia, and check out owls, kites and sea eagles soaring above you at the popular Flight Raptor show. Last but not least, don't miss the chance to feed the kangaroos and wallabies.

What to remember

Important info

Not suitable for:

  • people who have difficulty walking; please note that there are 28 stairs to climb from the boat to the entry gates at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Know in advance:

  • concession tickets are for pensioners with a valid Australian Pensioners Card or seniors above 65 years with a valid ID to prove age
  • student tickets are for 14-17-year-olds or students with a valid student ID
  • koala holds are now only available for purchase at the "Lone Pine Sanctuary Experience Hut" on the day of visit; availability for this experience will vary daily, depending on the animals' needs
  • food and drinks available for purchase on site
What's included
Return cruise. Entry to Lone Pine Koala sanctuary
What's not included
Food and drink
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Know Before You Go

Have a convenient departure place from Brisbane's Southbank district to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Enjoy an informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane's waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city's skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions. Enjoy 3 hours to explore the sanctuary with various things to do feeding time or seeing various native animals like platypus and of course, the koalas

Operating days

Daily except Monday and Wednesday

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

Board your boat in the Brisbane's Southbank district, where you'll find the boat at the Cultural Centre Pontoon, located on the boardwalk in front of the Queensland State Library.