Koala Sanctuary & Brisbane River Cruise

special offer banner Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and River Cruise in Brisbane
Excursion Highlights:
  • Cruise down the Brisbane River to the world-famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, a must-see during your Brisbane stay
  • Glide through Brisbane's historical landscapes and attractions, enriched by an entertaining, informative commentary
  • Spend 3 exhilarating hours exploring the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, meeting over 130 adorable koalas
  • Experience a captivating Australian sheep dog show, watch a platypus swim, and be amazed by a spectacular free flight raptor show
  • Cuddle a koala (additional cost applies) and capture the moment with a photo
Price: $120.00   Sale Price: $98.00   Save: $22.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A 40 to 60 minute shuttle bus or Taxi ride (not included) from Brisbane Cruise Terminal. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket booking confirmation.
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.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. The boat is accessible to wheelchairs, however, there are 28 steps to navigate from the boat to Lone Pine.

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 get your picture taken with a koala!

Please Note: The picture with the Koala is only available to be booked on the day of the tour at the Lone Pine Experience Hut(not included).

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  11 ReviewsReview This Tour
Koala Sanctuary and Brisbane River Cruise
March 25, 2019
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: Marie Challen
5 Stars
Had to Miss this Excursion due to Oma
March 22, 2019
It was never a worry that we wouldn't get our refund. So appreciate working with Shore Excursions!
Reviewer: S. LaRue
5 Stars
Great river cruise narration and Koala Sanctuary.
July 09, 2018
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: Gail Salt
5 Stars
Catching up
May 28, 2018
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.
Reviewer: Shane Andre
4 Stars
February 03, 2018
Good value. Nice scenic boat ride, and adequate time at the Koala Sanctuary
Reviewer: zaborniak
5 Stars
Enjoyed but timing issues
July 22, 2017
island it was magnificent no issues loved the animals beautiful problem is Excursion time ending at 3:30 with last shuttle to ship 3:45-missed it took taxi. the taxi took us to wrong port even though we gave them the correct pier address and location he said this is where all the ships go I said that's not our ship we dont have a water slide on our ship ours was the sun princess oh well then you must be across the bridge reminded him the dock address i had given we got to our ship $75 later I think we need to make sure when we have these types of excursions we have the time to get back to the shulttle. took 45 minutes for the shuttle to get us to town with15 - 20 min walk it was going down the street as we climbed the steps to the stop. At the ship they were still unloading the shuttle when we arrived and we were detoured because of the last because of the driver of the taxi so timing is an issue with making sure to get back to the ship timely so we're not left behind
Reviewer: pamela d hammer
5 Stars