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Lone Pine Sanctuary River Cruise from Brisbane with Return Cruise Option

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoyable and lively river cruise from Brisbane to the Lone Pine Sanctuary
  • Entertaining and informative commentary on the cruise
  • See Brisbane’s riverfront highlights
  • Cuddle and hand-feed Koalas at the Lone Pine Sanctuary
  • Optional return river cruise to Brisbane
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    One way river cruise to Lone Pine Sanctuary: 75 minutes
    Return river cruise - Brisbane: 5 hour

    Start time

    10:00am (boarding commences 9:30am)

    Meeting Point

    Cultural Centre Pontoon, outside State Library, South Brisbane. You can reach the start point in the following ways:
    Bus Stop: Hop off at the Cultural Centre bus station.
    Train Stop: Catch the train to the South Brisbane stop.
    Taxi: Take a taxi to the Cultural Centre Tunnel off Stanley Place near the State Library of Queensland.
    Walk: Walk along the river on the Board Walk to the front of State Library of Queensland. There you will see the Cultural Centre Pontoon.

    Ending Point

    One way river cruise to Lone Pine Sanctuary: At the Lone Pine Sanctuary
    Return river cruise to Brisbane: Cultural Centre Pontoon

  • Overview & Itinerary


    This lively and enjoyable river cruise to the Lone Pine Sanctuary is an absolute must-do on your visit to Brisbane and is a highly popular tourist activity. Enjoy a lovely cruise on the Brisbane River, listen to enlightening and amusing commentary on the way, enjoy great food (not included in the tour package) and see the picturesque riverfront attractions of Brisbane on your way to the famous Lone Pine Sanctuary.

    At the sanctuary, spend time hand-feeding kangaroos and cuddling the koalas, take pictures and spend an afternoon amidst Aussie wildlife in picturesque natural settings. Enjoy interactive experiences with beautiful native creatures including Emus, Tasmanian Devils, and Wombats.

    You can have a wonderful afternoon at the sanctuary and make your own arrangements to return to Brisbane.

    You also have the option of spending 2.5 hours at the sanctuary and taking a return river cruise to Brisbane in the evening.


    Join your Mirimar Cruise at Reef Fleet at Cultural Centre Pontoon, to start your river cruise to the Lone Pine Sanctuary. The boarding starts at 9:30am, and the cruise begins at 10am.

    Enjoy a 75 minutes sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River. Listen to highly interesting commentary as you pass Brisbane’s riverfront highlights. Enjoy a variety of mouth-watering refreshments (not included in the package) on board as you soak in the myriad sounds, smells and sights of Brisbane.

    You will be reaching the sanctuary at approximately 11:15am. Once you reach the shores of the park, you are at liberty to spend time in the Lone Pine Sanctuary as you please. You can make your own arrangements to return to Brisbane once your sanctuary tour comes to an end.

    If option of return river cruise is chosen:

    Disembark on the shores of the Lone Pine Sanctuary and spend 2.5 hours in the world's first and largest koala sanctuary with approximately 95 species of Australian native wildlife.

    After the tour, take the return cruise back to Brisbane. The 1 hour and 15 minutes river cruise ends at approximately 5pm at Cultural Centre Pontoon.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • One way or 2 way cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (as per option chosen)
    • Admission into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


    • Meals
    • Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.