Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Recently voted one of the ‘Top 10 Zoos in the World” by AOL, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Their motto “The earth is not only for humans”

Visit www.koala.net to find out more about Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Daily cruises to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

This popular Brisbane river cruise has been taking locals and visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years and is a “must do” experience while in Brisbane. Our Koala and River Cruise is the PERFECT way to get up close and personal with Australia’s cuddliest creatures while enjoying the sights and sounds of Brisbane’s most attractive waterfront suburbs, ONLY accessible by boat.

Here’s what to expect on your Koala and River Cruise on Mirimar II

  • Depart from a convenient location and leave the city behind on a relaxing cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Enjoy an informative commentary as you glide along Brisbane’s waterfront, from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions
  • Indulge in homemade morning teas, lunch and snacks (own expense) from our on-board cafe
  • 3 hours to spend exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can hand feed kangaroos and emus, experience an authentic Australian sheep dog in action, spy on a shy platypus swimming, see the amazing birds of prey. Yes… and have photos taken holding a koala*!

* Holding koala photos subject to availability through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Experience the Koala Express

  • A fun fast boat ride to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Express – only 40 minutes travel time
  • Zoom along Brisbane’s waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions
  • Depart from a convenient departure point at the Cultural Centre Pontoon
  • No time for a full commentary however the captain will slow down at a few iconic places for a chance to take a photo
  • Choose to add entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and a discounted return trip *.

* Follow booking prompts to secure your discounted return trip

Great times and great memories await you ... So what are you waiting for? Book your Koala and River Cruise today!

Please note, you will be taken to a secure external site to purchase your tickets. Tickets can also be purchased when boarding the boat, however we highly recommend pre-purchasing tickets to make sure tickets are available for the day you would like to go. 
We would also like to point out that the boat is accessible to wheelchairs however there are 28 steps to walk up from the boat to Lone Pine. The crew are able to help with prams, walkers etc. 

Prices for the Koala & River Cruise

Price includes round trip cruise and entry into the Park.
Australian seniors, pensioners, students only
Children (ages 3 — 13)$45
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)$210

One way cruise is also available. Price does not include return trip or entry into the Park. Return to the City from this tour is at you own convenience by bus or taxi.

Adults $27.00 / Concession $25.00 /
Child $15.00 / Family $85.00

Mirimar II schedule of times

Every day except Chistmas Day and ANZAC Day.

Departs Cultural Centre Pontoon10.00am
Arrive Lone Pine11.15am
Depart Lone Pine2.15pm
Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon3.30pm

Koala Express schedule of times

Every day except Chistmas Day and ANZAC Day.

Departs Cultural Centre Pontoon11.00am
Arrive Lone Pine11.40am
Depart Lone Pine2.00pm
Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon2.40pm