5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

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  • Location:Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise. 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
September 2015

This is a locally owned and run boat tour. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The commentary is interesting and sets Brisbane out for the visitor to enjoy.
The tour drops off and collects at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. my only suggestion for improvement is to have slightly longer to visit the sanctuary - especially with children who really do love seeing the animals.
Great trip would highly recommend and do again should we have the pleasure of coming to Oz in the future!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our first day in Australia and what a great trip. Sailing up the river was relaxing and loved the koala sanctuary we petted kangaroos and had our picture taken holding a koala. The time we had there was perfect and the boat crew were very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was the best thing we did whilst in Australia. Loved the whole place from the koalas, wombats and fruitbats to the kangaroos. It was a really interesting place and if we can ever get back to Brisbane we will return. The river cruise was also good with friendly people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour is great, but too short a period at the actual venue. Of the 5hrs, about 3 are spent on the boat. On the day we went, the outbound was delayed by a technical issue, and then we were delayed by speed restrictions on the river, but the return departure time remained the same. We would have liked a lot longer to see everything, and to browse in the shop. But we loved getting close up and personal with the animals, and the staff were knowledgeable. The site was clean and well maintained, and the animals looked well. Holding a koala was a highlight, and we really enjoyed the day. One caution: we went in the off season, so no children and no crowds and the queue for the koala photos wasn't too bad. This wouldn't be the case in high season and school holidays, when I imagine the paths and large pens would get very crowded and it could be difficult to get near the small pens. We were pleased to be able to buy food and drink on the return journey, which we hadn't planned to do, since there had been insufficient time to get anything at the venue, the commentary, sparse on the way out, was non-existent on the way back. But the captain did invite passengers who were interested a turn at steering the boat, which might amuse some. In short, it was a memorable day, but not long enough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The boat trip was excellent, informative with great views!! The koala sanctuary was lovely, great to see all different animals, the opportunity to feed the kangaroos and hold the koalas,is one not to be missed, by the young or old!! Highly recommend the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

A highlight of our Australia holiday. Don't miss this experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Highly recommended. The river cruise and the sanctuary was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Pleasant boat trip and wonderful introduction to the wonders of the Australian animal kingdom. Loved being able to hold a koala, feed the kangaroos, and watch a platypus under water. Also saw a fun dog herding demonstration.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

We found the cruise was so interesting as we had not been to Brisbane before. The staff were so professional and even called a taxi for us at the end of the tour so we could go back to our cruise ship. The sanctuary was so fascinating, we would have liked to stay longer, but we needed to get back to our ship. Well done would recommend it to future visitors.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Very enjoyable and included a truly up close view of the koalas and kangaroos.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Well worth the price. Easy to board and the boat was very nice. The history of Brisbane was fascinating on the way to the sanctuary and the animals were amazing! The cultural centre pontoon was centrally located and convenient. The staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Had a great day. Enjoyed holding a koala and feeding the kangaroos.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This is an excellent tour ! The boat trip to the sanctuary shows some of Brisbane's history. The Miramar is a lovely boat. The crew is very helpful, and provides home cooked food for anyone who wants it. The Sanctuary is well,organized, offers a variety of animal shows, and is an excellent place to cuddle a koala !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Highly recommend. Good price and great day out and the Koala's are just the cutest thing ever!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Our second time at Lone Pine, this time showing it off to our son and partner. Had a great time especially hand feeding the Kangeroos. Great variety of wildlife with keepers that obviously have a passion for their work. We took the boat from the city, good fun too.
Highly recommended to all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great day, haven't felt so relaxed for some time... Just good to spend quality time with the family. Oh, the boat trip enjoyed a lot, kids even got to steer the ship!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was great, I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was very scenic. In the Koala Sanctuary, we were able to be near the Kangaroo and Koala.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Highly recommended. Brilliant boat trip to the sanctuary with great on-board commentary. Plenty of time to see everything at the sanctuary before the relaxing trip back into the city. The sanctuary has many koalas and for an additional fee you can be photographed holding one. Food is available to feed the kangaroos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The trip was great: crew on the boat very friendly. Cruising down (or up?) the river. seeing Brisbane from all sides, going under all the bridges and listening to the very informative playback with hilarious one-liners were all interesting and funny. The Sanctuary itself was amazing: just a note - you have to climb about 3 very steep stair sections to get from the boat to the Sanctuary - not for disabled people. Being from South Africa, I don't like to see animals in cages especially birds and animals that were born to hunt like he dingoes BUT the people at the Sanctuary does a great job in trying to rescue the injured animals, heal them and set them back into the wild - that I like! It is nice walking around with dingoes on leashes next to you, getting up close with the koala's, the emu's and feeding the kangaroos. The wombats and Tasmanian Devils were sleeping but I saw them, the echidna was hiding but the platypus was swimming his heart out. The Sanctuary is clean but you still have that 'jungle' feeling as the natural habitat wasn't touched. I would have liked another hour at the Sanctuary - didn't get to the crocodiles! But the boat left at 13:45. The personnel at the Sanctuary are very friendly, helpful and informative. And leaving the Sanctuary there is a sign that sums it up: the Earth is not only for humans. Amen! Trip back on the boat was great, listening to Australian and Irish music. A very enjoyable day! And Viator's prices are really worth the booking. I saw what 2 people paid without a Viator voucher!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Worthwhile experience. Very nice cruise on the Brisbane River and a pleasant facility to see the animals.

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