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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!

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“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$80.00
Australian seniors, pensioners, students only
Ages 3 to 13
2 Adults and up-to 3 Children

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 $66.00 / Concession $52.00 / Child $42.00 / Family $200.00

Koala and River Cruise Options

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.
  • 3 hours to spend exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can hand feed kangaroos and emus, experience an authentic Australian sheep dog in action, spy on a shy platypus swimming, see the amazing birds of prey. Yes… and have photos taken holding a koala*!

* Holding koala photos subject to availability through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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: 75 Minutes (approximately).

Cruise the Brisbane River on the Koala Express

Experience the Koala Express:

  • A fun fast boat ride to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Express – only 40 minutes travel time
  • Zoom along Brisbane’s waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions
  • Depart from a convenient departure point at the Cultural Centre Pontoon
  • No time for a full commentary however the captain will slow down at a few iconic places for a chance to take a photo
  • Choose to add entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and a discounted return trip *.

* Follow booking prompts to secure your discounted return trip

Schedule of times

Koala Express times can change so be sure to check when booking.

Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon
9:00 AM
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary *
10:00 AM
Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon 11:00 AM
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary * 12:15 PM
Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon 1:00 PM
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 2:00 PM

* Subject to availability. Duration: 35 Minutes (approximately).

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

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