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Daily Cruises to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

This popular Brisbane river cruise has been taking locals and visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years and is a “must do” experience while in Brisbane. Our Koala and River Cruise is the perfect way to get up close and personal with Australia’s cuddliest creatures while enjoying the sights and sounds of Brisbane’s most attractive waterfront suburbs, only accessible by boat.

Great times and great memories await you… So what are you waiting for? Book your Koala and River Cruise today!

Hand-feed wallabies at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Experience Brisbane

“A river experience that lets you take your time …”

Koala and River Cruise Prices

Price includes return cruise and entry into the Park.

Adult AU$85.00
Concession
Australian seniors, pensioners, students only
AU$68.00
Children
Ages 3 to 13
AU$50.00
Family
2 Adults and up-to 3 Children
AU$240.00

One way cruise also available. Note: The following one-way prices include entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Return to the City from this tour is at you own convenience by bus, taxi or can be booked on the Koala Express.

Adults $70.00 / Concession $55.00 / Child $45.00 / Family $210.00

Koala and River Cruise Options

Learn about the history of Brisbane River which on Mirimar Cruises

Koala and River Cruise on Mirimar II

Here’s what to expect on your Koala and River Cruise:

  • Depart from a convenient location and leave the city behind on a relaxing cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
  • Enjoy an informative commentary as you glide along Brisbane’s waterfront, from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions.
  • Indulge in homemade morning teas, lunch and snacks (own expense) from our on-board cafe.
  • Spend 3 hours exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can see over 130 koalas, hand feed kangaroos and emus, experience an authentic Australian sheep dog show, spy on a shy platypus swimming, see the amazing birds of prey.
  • Great times and great Aussie memories! So what are you waiting for? Book your adventure with us today!

Schedule of times

We cruise every day except for Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.

Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon
10:00 AM
Arrive Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 11:15 AM
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 2:15 PM
Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon 3:30 PM

Duration: 70 Minutes (approximately).

Please read Lone Pine's COVID-19 plan before booking.

Take the Koala Express to or from Lone Pine

Cruise the Brisbane River on the Koala Express

The Koala Express is a quick trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Highlights include:

  • Only 40 minutes travel time.
  • Great views of historic homesteads and modern mansions.
  • Open style rib vessel – feel the breeze through your hair!
  • Only 20 seats available, bookings are essential!
  • Depart from a convenient departure point at the Cultural Centre Pontoon

Get the most out of your day by choosing one of these premium tours:

TOUR DEPART CITY DEPART LONE PINE
Earlybird Tour 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
The perfect tour for those that are short on time and prefer an early start! Spend just over 2 hours exploring Lone Pine.
Full Day Experience 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
This tour gives you just over 4 hours to experience all the shows and activities at the sanctuary.
Relaxed Departure 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
This tour is great for those who prefer a more leisurely start to the day. Spend just over 2 hours exploring Lone Pine.

Duration: 40 Minutes (approximately).

Koala Express Prices

Price includes return cruise and entry into the Park.

Adult AU$93.00
Concession
Australian seniors, pensioners, students only
AU$75.00
Children
Ages 3 to 13
AU$53.00

ONE WAY TO LONE PINE, INCLUDING ENTRY

Adults $75.00 / Concession $60.00 / Child $50.00

Return to the City from this tour at your own cost.

ONE WAY (NO ENTRY)

Adults $37.00 / Concession $35.00 / Child $25.00

Koala Express bookings are temporarily suspended.

Please note – There are 28 stairs to climb from the boat to the entry gates at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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