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.
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.
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.