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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

From US$56.24
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  • 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
  • Gain a better understanding of koalas, their biology, and their behavior
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The boat trip was comfortable with interesting commentary along the way. The sanctuary was well laid out and well maintained and the way the koalas were presented was excellent with very close up unimpeded views. The raptor demonstration was well done. There was plenty of...More

Thank h_louiseChristchurch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we walked through the gate we were interacting with turkeys and birds and koalas, and Dingos and kangaroos... what a lovely place.

Thank Jeannie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had reserved on line. I was impressed with how well organized the crew were. No problem with tickets and paperwork. The cruise was a very leisurely cruise with a good commentary. I learned a lot about Brisbane's history. The park was busy but there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cruise281
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing but informative cruise up the Brisbane river to the Lone Pine Koala sanctuary. If you have the time for a lazy day in Brisbane, this is it, 75 minutes each way with good food on-board and when you get to Lone Pines you have...More

2  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely quiet cruise up the river on the Miramar II with commentary on the way up which was interesting. The Lone Pine sanctuary is also good with more than just koala's - I'd recommend going to the bird show and get your photo taken with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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naomi-a
30 April 2019|
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Response from Swisshen | Reviewed this property |
Hi we took the long cruise and landed in time to do the Koala holding and visit the rest of the zoo and feed the Kangaroos and Wallabies, I think it leaves about 4.30 -5 ish. You will love it the are so cute, but heavy... More
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Passenger102322
16 January 2019|
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Response from cindyjacox | Reviewed this property |
The boat does NOT leave from the cruise port. We took a taxi, which cost about $35 each way. You could probably book an Uber cheaper.
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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.
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