Brisbane’s all-natural lookout point and city escape is Mt Coot-tha, hovering above the city to its west. The views from the lookout are legendary, taking in Brisbane and the undulating Brisbane River, all the way to Moreton Bay and the Glass House ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Another great tour. Shame about the weather. Very wet on the day but luckily we had enough time to get round the sanctuary before the real heavy rain hit. The sanctuary not only has koalas, but emus and kangaroos too which you can walk amongst and feed if you wish. They are very used to people. Also lots of other native animals and a small reptile collection to view. Very interesting place. Stop offs for views at Mt. coot-tha on the way back. Our bus driver, Bob, was a real character which makes a real difference.

Doing what: Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha

hayley g
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

if you've never been to Brisbane before, take this tour. It was a great way to get our bearings for heading out on foot on our own over the next couple of days. The highlight of the day for me was holding a koala- AMAZING! A once in a lifetime experience.. We then headed out to Mt.Coot- tha where we were greeted by the most beautiful views over Brisbane. My husband and I would def do tour again

Doing what: Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

The Lone Pine was a very fun experience. We got to hold the koalas and they had a nice size kangaroo area. Mt. Coot-tha lookout had great views of the area. It was a nice afternoon tour of the area.

Doing what: Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

This tour is recommended. We get to see lots of places in Brisbane. From Mt.cootha to Lone Pine. It was quite economic. The guide gave plenty of information. Too bad lunch was not included. We got a break for an hour to go to a restaurant on our own and got picked up again

Doing what: Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Barbara C
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2010

I enjoyed learning about the history of Brisbane. Pity the weather spoiled the view from Mt Coot-tha but this means I will have to come back!

Doing what: Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2015

The Sanctuary has more Koalas than I have every seen in my entire life. There are a few other animals at the sanitary, including a kangaroo and emu walk in habitat. I wouldn't spend more than 2 hours at the sanctuary. Mt Coot-tha has a great lookout point but you spend only 5 to 10 minutes there. If you have the time, I suggest taking a train and spending an entire day at the Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter, that has a huge variety of animal habitats, walk-in habitats, animal shows and the opportunity to hold a dozen different animals.

Doing what: Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2011

We had an excellent time. The Koala Sanctuary was a must see! You were able to see Koalas up close and unlike most zoos, the Koalas were actually awake and moving about. We also fed Kangaroos and Emus. Our driver was very friendly. The only con was the trip was a bit pricey for not having included the picture holding the Koala. If I were to do it again, I would have just found transportation to the Koala Sanctuary. We only spent 10mins at Mt Coot-tha, so it really wasn't worth spending the extra money for.

Doing what: Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha

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