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Brisbane River Cruise and Koala Sanctuary Visit

Product ID: 74119
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The Koala and River Cruise takes you on memorable journey to the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world. This popular excursion has been taking visitors to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 60 years and is a must-do activity in Brisbane.
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Duration 5.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Listen to the informative commentary from your captain as you glide along the Brisbane River
  • Enjoy homemade morning teas, meals and snacks from the on-board café
  • See over 130 beautiful koalas
  • Feed the kangaroos and wallabies at the Lone Pine Sanctuary
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Board Mirimar Cruises from a convenient departure point in the heart of Brisbane city and embark on a relaxing cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

On this 5.5-hour program you’ll enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane’s waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions. Indulge in homemade morning teas, meals and snacks that you can purchase from the on-board café.

After around 70 minutes of cruising you’ll arrive at Lone Pine, where you’ll have 3 hours to explore the world’s largest koala sanctuary that’s home to more than 130 of these adorable marsupials. You can cuddle a koala, have photos taken (at your own expense) and perhaps catch a talk by the koala keepers.

Visit the Platypus House, where you may be able to see the shy platypus, a native to Australia. Owls, kites and sea eagles soar above you at the popular Birds of Prey show. You can also feed the kangaroos and wallabies: more than 100 of them live in a 5-acre reserve at Lone Pine.

Along with koalas and kangaroos, Lone Pine hosts a sheepdog show where you see the hardworking dogs round up a herd of sheep, responding to their master’s whistles, calls and hand signals.

After your time at the park, you’ll head back to the boat to enjoy a relaxing return trip to the city, listening to Australian music and sipping on a local Australian wine or beer.
  • Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the Cultural Centre Pontoon. The pontoon is located on the South Bank Boardwalk, just outside the Queensland Art Gallery/Modern Art Gallery/State Library cultural precinct at South Bank (near the Cultural Centre Tunnel).

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Please note that there are 28 stairs to climb from the riverbank to the entry gates at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
• Please note, it is not guaranteed that you will be able to get a photo with or hold a koala. The local partner apologises for this inconvenience however it is outside of their control and is determined by Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

From US$ 65.47 per person

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Product ID: 74119