Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Return Cruise | Brisbane

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  • Return Cruise + Zoo Entry
  • 1Way Cruise + Zoo Entry
Adult (18yr+)
Child (3-13yrs)
Student or Senior (Concession)
Infant (0-2yrs)
Adult (18yr+)
Child (3-13yrs)
Infant (0-2yrs)
Student or Senior (Concession)

Tour Information

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 Get up close with Australia's native creatures on a boat tour through Brisbane's scenic waterfront suburbs. Experience the largest Koala sanctuary and disembark right at the park's shores.
  • Cruise from Brisbane's Southbank district to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, leaving the city behind
  • Experience an ultra-modern cruise boat with onboard catering
  • Enjoy an entertaining narrated journey showcasing Brisbane's highlights
  • Marvel at scenic views of modern mansions and historic homes along the way

— What You Can Expect —

Embark on an entertaining and informative boat journey along Brisbane's riverfront, admiring modern mansions and historic homes. At Lone Pine, spend 3 hours exploring the sanctuary, spotting platypus and birds of prey. Don't miss the chance to hold a koala for a memorable photo.

Enjoy the perfect blend of sightseeing and animal encounters. Book now for an unforgettable Brisbane experience.

Cruises depart on a daily basis from 9:00 am at the Cultural Centre Pontoon in South Bank(Close to Brisbane City) to arrive at Lone Pine by 10:15 am, and spend 3 hours at the Sanctuary. Arrive back at the Cultural Centre at about 2:45 pm.

Voted #1 People’s Choice as “Best Experience In Australia” of the cruise and a must do experience while in Brisbane

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

Spend 3 hours exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can see over 130 koalas on site

Day Tour & Cruise Time Frame
  • 09:00
    Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon, South bank, Brisbane
  • 10:15
    Arrive Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • 13:30
    Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • 14:45
    Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane

Park Introduction

Explore the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane! In the world's oldest and largest koala conservation area, get up close with Australia's national treasures, kangaroos, and platypuses. Learn all about koala welfare and knowledge, and have the opportunity to personally feed kangaroos and small lorikeets. Witness the interaction between lorikeets and animal trainers, and learn more about elegant birds like eagles, owls, and falcons. Spend some time on an Australian farm and watch award-winning lively sheepdogs perform alongside their shepherds. Don't hesitate to take a photo with a koala as a souvenir to bring home.

Park Schedule

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Meet the Adorable Koalas
  • 10:30 am: Free Flight Raptor Show
  • 11:00 am: Sheep Dog Show
  • 11:30 am: Koala Observation and Sanctuary Guided Tour
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Koala Holding and Photo Opportunity
  • 12:00 pm: Crocodile Information Session
  • 12:30 pm: Snake Photo Opportunity
  • 1:00 pm: Free Flight Raptor Show

Tour Inclusions

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Entry
  • Return cruise from CBD to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Tour Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Hotel transfer
  • Other expenses not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Koala Holds(11:00 am–12:15 pm) and Touch (10:30 am or 10:45 am) Experience (If you want a photo holding experience with a koala, please book through Lone Pine Sanctuary before your trip as there are limited spaces)
  • Food and beverage (can be purchased on the boat)


Location: Cultural Centre Pontoon, South Bank
Address: Cultural Centre Pontoon Southbank Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101

How to Get There
The cruise departs from Cultural Centre Pontoon located on the Boardwalk outside the Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA Cultural Precinct at Southbank (boarding from 8:45 am)
  • CATCH THE BUS: Catch a bus that travels on the busway. Get off at the Cultural Centre bus station, South Brisbane and head towards the State Library of Queensland. Make your way to the River front and onto the board walk.
  • ON FOOT (WALKING): Make your way to South Bank and walk along the river on the Board Walk to the front of State Library of Queensland (other side of South Bank and the Victoria Bridge). There you will see the Cultural Centre Pontoon.
  • JUMP IN A TAXI: Take a taxi to the Cultural Centre Tunnel off Stanley Place near the State Library of Queensland. Make your way to the River front and onto the board walk.
  • TRAVEL BY TRAIN: Catch the train to the South Brisbane stop. Head towards the State Library of Queensland and make your way to the River front and onto the board walk.


  • The itinerary is priced in Australian Dollars (AUD).
  • Electronic vouchers will be emailed to your inbox for self-printing.
  • Children under 3 years of age enter for free, but age verification may be required.
  • Comfortable and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
  • On-site koala/wombat photo opportunities cannot be pre-booked and should be purchased on-site if desired.
  • Different operating hours on Anzac Day (4/25) and Christmas Day (12/25).
  • Operating hours may be affected by adverse weather conditions or maintenance activities.
  • Alcohol or any type of illegal drugs are not allowed on the premises.
  • Please refrain from bringing glassware or sharp objects onto the premises.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and is only allowed in designated areas. It is also against Queensland state law to consume any food or beverages in the designated smoking areas.
  • With the exception of approved assistance animals, no other animals are allowed to enter the sanctuary. To arrange your visit with an assistance animal, please email [email protected].
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, rollerblades, skates, or motorized vehicles are not permitted within the sanctuary.
  • The use of any type of noise amplifier, loudspeakers, amplifiers, or musical instruments within the sanctuary is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained.
  • For security purposes, the venue reserves the right to inspect your belongings at any time.

Cancellation Policy

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