4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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.

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
Australia

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.

Margaret C
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

The bus driver was great, and the whole time was very informative. I couldn't fault anything.

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

It was a very simple tour. The highlight was holding a Koala and it was cheaper than I thought it would cost to hold one.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2012

Loved the view of the city from "One Tree Hill" and the Koala sanctuary was fantastic, I only wish there was a little more to the city portion of the tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2011

This tour is worth taking. The driver was very informative. The Koala Sanctuary was excellent.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2011

We were worried about calling the day before our tour to confirm, as we were in Sydney and did have phone service, but luckily there was a pay phone and your toll-free number at the airport! Our tour guide/driver was great as was the entire tour. Thank you! Mr and Mrs Curtis, California USA

Allan M
New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2010

It was my second time on this tour and I note the emphasis is on the Lone Pine visit. I would have preferred more descriptives on the city buildings etc. Apart from that I would certainly recommend as a "must do" in Brisbane.

Hazel B
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

I only had a few hours to spare whilst in Brisbane so this tour was ideal. I got to hold a Koala for a small fee and have a photograph to prove it! I also had the opportunity to see and hand feed Kangaroos and other Australian wildlife. The views from the mountain were wonderful! A great little trip with a friendly and helpful guide. One for all ages.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2010

This was a great way to see Brisbane and see the animals. It was a great tour. Our driver told us lots of neat facts about Brisbane.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

It was everything that we were expecting.

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2015

Received no city tour only trip to santuary

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.

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2013

The Lone Pine Sanctuary really is the best place to cuddle with a Koala. But you can still go to the sanctuary without this tour. It may be best to do a full day tour so that you can stop in other places in Brisbane along with the Sanctuary.

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2012

simple and interesting tour, had a good time.

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.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2013

More like a petting zoo...ok for families with little kids- a bit boring after being there an hour, just waited around until it was time to leave- Not one of my favorites.

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