River Cruise 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.

The 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. 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. Along the way, indulge in homemade morning teas, lunch and snacks (at your own expense) from the on-board cafe. If you opt for a return river cruise, you will then have 3 hours to explore 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, and have photos taken holding a koala!

Additional Information

  • Children under the age of 3 are free of charge but still require tickets for accurate headcount. Please send an email to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with your Order Number and Number of Infant tickets required
  • The River Cruise takes approximately 75 minutes per way
  • If you wish to have more time exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, purchase the one-way river cruise ticket
  • Choose the Express Return Cruise if you wish to spend less time on Brisbane waters on the way to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


2 Working Days
Approximately 75 Minutes per way
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present to Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

The river cruise operates daily, except Christmas Day and ANZAC Day

Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon - 1000hrs

Arrive Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - 1115hrs

Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - 1415hrs

Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon - 1530hrs

What You Get


  • Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Either one-way or return Brisbane River Cruise from CBD to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


  • Hotel transfers and transportation
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present your voucher to the cruise operator on the day of your cruise.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

The river cruise departs from Brisbane CBD at Cultural Centre Pontoon

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
One-way (Adult)
Age 14 and above
One-way (Child)
Age 3 to 13 years old
Return Cruise (Adult)
Age 14 and above
Return Cruise (Child)
Age 3 to 13 years old

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