Koala Sanctuary & Brisbane River Cruise
Your tour begins with a river cruise that is a memorable journey on the Brisbane River as you head to the world renowned Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This popular cruise has been taking locals and visitors to the park for over 60 years and is a "must do" experience during your stay in Brisbane.
You will cruise through Brisbane's most historic landscapes, iconic attractions, historical home sites, and interesting wildlife habitats as you listen to an entertaining and informative commentary.
Then enjoy around 3 hours exploring the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. You will have the opportunity to meet over 130 koalas, listen to a snake keeper talk, experience an Australian sheep dog show, spy on a shy platypus swimming and see the amazing free flight raptor show. You can even cuddle a koala (for an additional cost) and have your picture taken!
Reviewer: Marie Challen
The whole trip was excellent. Those koalas are the most adorable creatures on earth. So glad I saw them. The boat ride was lovely. Trip well worth the money.
Reviewer: S. LaRue
It was never a worry that we wouldn't get our refund. So appreciate working with Shore Excursions!
Reviewer: Gail Salt
Allow yourself extra time to clear immigration to get off the ship. The river cruise narration to the Koala Sanctuary was fabulous. The guide was informative and humorous. Food and drink may be purchased on the boat at a reasonable price. We were given plenty of time to check out the Koala Sanctuary leisurely and at an enjoyable pace.
Reviewer: Shane Andre
Because our ship arrived late, we missed the beginning of the tour but every effort was made to help us catch up with the group. We enjoyed the site & the native Australian animals & recommend the tour to future visitors.
Good value. Nice scenic boat ride, and adequate time at the Koala Sanctuary