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Koala Sanctuary & Brisbane River Cruise

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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!

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Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 20 to 40 minute shuttle bus or taxi ride (not included in excursion price) from the cruise pier. (details will be provided after you book the tour)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend guests wear comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A light jacket and sunglasses are also suggested.
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. There are 20 steps to access the sanctuary. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 11 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsKoala Sanctuary and Brisbane River CruiseMarch 25, 2019

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.

5 StarsHad to Miss this Excursion due to OmaMarch 22, 2019

Reviewer: S. LaRue
It was never a worry that we wouldn't get our refund. So appreciate working with Shore Excursions!

5 StarsGreat river cruise narration and Koala Sanctuary.July 09, 2018

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.

4 StarsCatching up May 28, 2018

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.

5 StarsWorthwhileFebruary 03, 2018

Reviewer: zaborniak
Good value. Nice scenic boat ride, and adequate time at the Koala Sanctuary

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