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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$110.00
Australian seniors, pensioners, students only
Ages 3 to 13
2 Adults and 2 Children

One way cruise also available. Please 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, or taxi.

Adults $95.00 / Concession $85.00 / Child $60.00 / Family $265.00

Cancellation terms: You can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before the departure date and time of your cruise. After that time, no refund will be given (however we may be able to accommodate you on a different date).

Koala and River Cruise Options

Learn about the history of Brisbane River which on Mirimar Cruises

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

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!

IMPORTANT: Hold a Koala photos are available for purchase direct with Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary at the Experience Hut on the day of your visit. Availability for this experience will vary each day depending on the needs of the Koalas. For more information, visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary website.

Schedule of times

We cruise every day of the week excluding Christmas Day and ANZAC Day. 

Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon
09:00 AM
Arrive Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 10:15 AM
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 1:30 PM
Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon 2:45 PM

Duration: 70 Minutes (approximately).

Please call 0412 749 426 for all inquiries.

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