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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Tickets with Brisbane River Cruise

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Enjoy a memorable river cruise to the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in the world. This is a must-do activity when in Brisbane!


  • Board a Brisbane river cruise and enjoy the informative commentary from your captain.

  • Make your way to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in the world.

  • Spend 2.5 to 3 hours here and get to hand-feed kangaroos, see over 130 koalas, and more.


  • Entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • Return Brisbane river cruise from the CBD to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • Narrated journey by the captain


  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel transfers

  • Koala photos (available for purchase on the day, subject to availability)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


856 reviews
Mary Porter



Feb, 2023

The entire experience from the relaxing, informative sail down the river to the diverse wildlife at the sanctuary was awesome ! We thoroughly enjoyed the day. My experience with headout is another matter. I was double charged then charged again when I was to get a refund. Eventually a refund came through but there was a lot of problems in rectifying the situation.
Joelyne Paraide



Dec, 2022

Both the River Cruise and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary visit and the chance to feed the wallabies and watch the Sheep Dog show.
Elin Beall



Nov, 2022

Ian Saxcoburg



Nov, 2022

Had a great day. It was relaxed to cruise up the river and a lovely way to arrive at the park. The animals were fantastic, we had really good time and could wander around without it being too crowded. We were really interested to see the indigenous animals so this park was ideal.
Wendy Merritt



Oct, 2022

Great staff and interesting commentary on the boat, fantastic day 👍

Get up Close with Koalas

Board a 70-minute cruise right at the heart of the city; the Brisbane River Cruise has been transferring guests to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years! Along the way, your experienced captain will offer narration of all that you see around you. This includes breathtaking modern mansions and iconic Queenslander homes on Brisbane's exclusive waterfront. The boat will drop you right along the shores of the park, and you will have 2.5 to 3 hours to explore the sanctuary on your own.

Spend your time getting up close and seeing for yourself Australia's diverse range of native creatures. Hand feed kangaroos and emus, catch sight of the rare and shy platypus swimming, marvel at the many amazing birds of prey, and - of course - have your picture taken while holding a koala (at your own expense, depending on availability)!


  • 8.30-9am: Boarding from Cultural Centre Pontoon

  • 9am: Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon

  • 10.15am: Arriving at Lone Pine Sanctuary

  • 3hrs &15min: Explore Lone Pine Sanctuary

  • 13.30pm: Depart Lone Pine Sanctuary

  • 14.45pm: Arrive back in city at Cultural Centre Pontoon


  • There are 28 stairs to climb from the riverbank to the entry gates at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • Please note, it is not guaranteed that you will be able to get a photo with or hold a koala. This is determined by the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your ticket at the Cultural Centre Pontoon.

  • The pontoon is located on the South Bank Boardwalk, just outside the Queensland Art Gallery/Modern Art Gallery/State Library cultural precinct at South Bank (near the Cultural Centre Tunnel).

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

The nearest bus stop is Stanley St at Gallery of Modern Art, which is located 2 minutes away from the meeting point. Catch bus #444 to get here.


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