Koala and river cruise
Cruises and boat tours

Koala and river cruise

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily except Monday and Wednesday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Do this because
  • Have a convenient departure place from Brisbane's Southbank district to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Enjoy an informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane's waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city's skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions
  • Enjoy 3 hours to explore the sanctuary with various things to do feeding time or seeing various native animals like platypus and of course, the koalas
What to expect

The koala and river cruise is an extraordinary two-way trip on the Brisbane River to the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world. Your boat cruises through the city's most historic landmarks, iconic sports, and unique wildlife habitats as you listen to an entertaining and informative commentary. To start off the tour, you'll board your boat in the Brisbane's Southbank district where you'll find the boat at the Cultural Centre Pontoon, located on the boardwalk in front of the Queensland State Library. You can start boarding the boat at 9.30am and the boat leaves at 10.00am to go to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Once you arrive there, you will have 3 hours to explore the sanctuary with more than 130 Koalas on site. Not only that, but Lone Pine also 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. You can also see the Platypus House where you can see the native animal from Australia, the platypus. Then, check out owls, kites and sea eagles soar above you at the popular Flight Raptor show and then the chance to feed the kangaroos and wallabies. For the return trip to the city, your boat leaves Lone Pine Jetty at 2.15pm sharp arriving back at the Cultural Centre Pontoon at 3.30pm.

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What's included
  • Return cruise
  • Entry to Lone Pine Koala sanctuary
What's not included
  • Food and drink
Reduced price
  • Pensioners with a valid Australian Pensioners Card or seniors above 65 years with a valid ID to prove age
  • Students (14-17 years) or students with a valid student ID
  • Child (3-13 years)
  • Infants (0-2 years)

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Meeting point:

Cultural Centre Pontoon Southbank Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

What to remember
  • Concession tickets are for pensioners with a valid Australian Pensioners Card or seniors above 65 years with a valid ID to prove age
  • Student tickets are for 14-17-year-olds or students with a valid student ID
  • Food and drink are available for purchase on this trip
  • Please note that there are 28 stairs to climb from the boat to the entry gates at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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  • Daily except Monday and Wednesday at 10.00am
  • Boarding the boat starts at 9.30am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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