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  • Location:Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

This tour takes you past some of Brisbane's historic buildings including the oldest "the Mill or Observatory." Get a feel for Brisbane's convict past before traveling through the leafy sub tropical suburbs. Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to "Cuddle a Koala".


  • See koalas, kangaroos and other wildlife
  • See the classic Queenslander architecture, the traditional "tin and timber" homes on stilts
  • See the unique platypus in captivity
  • Sheepdog and shearing show
  • Views over the city and Morten Bay

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

Australian Wildlife

See all the main highlights of Brisbane on this afternoon city tour. Pass by the iconic buildings of the Treasury Casino and Parliament House, and see classic 'Queenslander' homes built upon stilts.

Travel to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and cuddle a koala! See the amazing and unique playtpus in captivity and be entertained by the working sheepdog and shearing show.

There are also fantastic views to be had from the top of Mt Coo-tha over Moreton Bay and the city of Brisbane

    Customer Reviews

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

    I don't see how anything could be improved.We got to see the latter part of the snake show, koala show, and platypus feeding. Photo opportunities with koalas and kangaroos close up. Good facilities, souvenir shop and cafes.

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

    Very good afternoon tour. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was really worth a visit, there were so many koala's to be seen and kangaroos just hopping around in an enclosure which everyone was allowed to go into. Good view of Brisbane from Mt Coot-tha.

    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.

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

    Excellent tour, good informative guide and interesting selection of sights.

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

    driver was great, animal sanctuary was great even in rainy/muddy weather

    Charles D
    United Kingdom

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

    brilliant experince, out of this world a must do

    Susie H

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

    A sanctuary is always a great way to see the animals as you can interact with them so much more. You go into the kangaroo pen and can hold a koala and have your photo taken. I love animals so that will probably affect my score.

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

    Very efficient tour guide. One of the more special moments of the trip was holding the koala bear at Lone Pine.

    Diane T
    United Kingdom

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

    A great afternoon! The driver/guide was highly knowledgeable and entertaining. The Koala Sanctuary is not to be missed!

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

    We had a great time on the tour and especially enjoyed the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the koala sanctuary time run very efficiently by telling us what the highlights were and making sure we caught all the shows worth seeing. "Cuddling a koala" was definitely a highlight of an entire Australian vacation.
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