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Experience the subtropical charm of Brisbane with this 3.5-hour afternoon tour showcasing the area’s natural and cultural highlights. See historic buildings like Parliament House and Treasury Casino on a city sightseeing tour, and take in spectacular views of Moreton Bay and Queensland’s capital from atop Mt Coo-tha. Interact with Australia’s amazing wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can watch platypus and kangaroo feedings, hold a snake and even cuddle a koala!

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

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

Australian Wildlife

The capital city of Queensland, Brisbane boasts a fascinating history, subtropical climate and a vibrant, modern energy. Your afternoon tour begins with pickup at your Brisbane hotel or central departure point in a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Listen as your driver-guide shares tales from the city’s past as a penal colony, and learn about passing attractions like Parliament House, Treasury Casino and Queensland’s iconic stilted homes. 

Travel to the summit of nearby Mt Coo-tha for unbeatable panoramic views over Brisbane and Moreton Bay. Be sure to keep your camera handy for many great photo ops.

Then, take a walk on the wild side at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and largest koala conservation center. Attend a variety of live shows and demonstrations, such as kangaroo and lorikeet feedings, a sheep dog show and a presentation at the platypus house. You can also choose to purchase an unforgettable, up-close wildlife encounter, including the popular koala cuddle. Snuggle one of the adorable fur balls and capture the moment on film with a keepsake photo (own expense).

Your 3.5-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at your Brisbane hotel in the late afternoon. 

Customer Reviews

Rodger B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really nice tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Plenty of time at the sanctuary and great views from Mount Coot-tha

Linda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The driver made lots of interesting comments about the city sights we passed. The bus was comfortable and the whole trip was very enjoyable.

Lisa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A wonderful time. Enjoyed getting up close and personal with the Koalas and Kangaroos.

Bruce M

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.

Lorraine B

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.

gigigra

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.

Lee V L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

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

AARON R

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.

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