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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Entry with Brisbane River Cruise

Brisbane, Australia

Discover the wonders of Australian wildlife on a leisurely river cruise from Southbank to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Start & End Time
Start & End Time9am
DurationApprox. 5 Hrs 30 Min
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationCultural Centre Pontoon
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffNot Included
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Entry with Brisbane River Cruise Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us

  • Return cruise on the Brisbane River from Southbank to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • Informative commentary from the captain

  • Entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary + 3 hours to explore

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

River Cruise:

Please meet at the Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane. The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank. 

Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane 9:00 AM
Arrive Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 10:15am

Return trip:
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 1:30 PM
Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane 2:45pm

You must check-in no later than 15 minutes prior to the cruise departure time. Boarding opens 30 minutes prior to departure.

NOTE: City Cat ferries do not travel to Lone Pine.



There are regular buses to and from Lone Pine operated by Brisbane City Council:

  • Bus number 430, Queen Street Station
  • Bus number 445, Adelaide Street

For more information, including current fares & bus stops, visit Translink’s Journey Planner.



708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket.

No. However food and drinks are available to purchase at Lone Pine.

No, there is no hotel pick-up available, you will need to make your own way to the departure point.

To address increasing public demand and a concerted effort to embrace more immersive and educational experiences, Lone Pine
Koala Sanctuary will be ceasing koala hold experiences from 1 July 2024.


The decision has been made in response to increasingly strong visitor feedback, wishing to spend longer with the sanctuary's koalas and their passionate wildlife care team, without necessarily holding them.

In place of koala holds, Lone Pine will introduce a new experience, Koala Close-Up, which will focus on meaningful connections and
extended time in the presence of the sanctuary's beautiful koalas. This will be in addition to the sanctuary's existing koala experiences,
Koala Moments and the Koala Discovery Tour. This is an additional cost, and isn't included in the price of this tour.

While the boat itself and Lone Pine are both accessible to wheelchairs, it should be noted that there are 28 steps to climb after departing the cruise. Hence this activity is bets suited to those with some mobility.


Visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary should be aware that the sanctuary is situated on hilly terrain, which has resulted in certain areas being unsuitable for unassisted wheelchairs. To ensure that all guests have an enjoyable experience, alternative routes are available for those with limited mobility.


It is important to note that some areas of the sanctuary, such as the kangaroo reserves and sheepdog/barn area, have unpaved paths and may not be accessible for all types of wheelchairs or mobility assistive devices. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary strives to provide a welcoming and accessible environment for all visitors, and guests are encouraged to inform staff if they have any specific accessibility needs or concerns.

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Cancellation Policy:

A Refundable Booking is available at checkout. This will provide 100% refund for one of the many reasons included via our terms - including adverse weather, sickness or delays with transport.

All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.

Tour Operator

Koala and River Cruise by Mirimar Cruises
Cultural Centre Pontoon Southbank Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia