When visiting Australia, and touring Queensland, a delightful experience is to spend time in the lovely city of Brisbane. There is so much for visitors to see and do in Brisbane and many tours to take to experience the surrounding countryside and cruises to the nearby islands. One of the most popular and enjoyable cruises that you should not miss is to go on a Miramar Cruise that takes you along the Brisbane River to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The delight of this cruise is that besides the pleasure of taking in many sights of the city of Brisbane from the river while you glide along, you are given the opportunity to see and cuddle little furry Koalas at the famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, feed kangaroos and explore the many activities and sights available there. For the past seventy years, this river cruise is an experience that has delighted many visitors to the city of Brisbane and given them an opportunity to observe the sights of the exclusive suburbs edging on the waterfront, which are only accessible by boat. It is always relaxing and pleasurable to take a cruise on rivers and on the sea.
What to expect on the Brisbane River and Koala Cruise
A modern up to date cruise boat
Your point of departure situated in the heart of the city
Onboard catering for your convenience
As you cruise along you have a narrated journey as the Captain enlightens you with interesting stories and facts about Brisbane
You take in sights of the latest architectural designs for homes as well as delightful Queensland homes from a bygone era that are in great demand along the shores of the waterfront
See the unique inner-city fruit bat colonies that live and hide in the mangroves
Have the pleasure of being able to spend two and a half hours exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where there is so much to see and do. Choices range from watching a show of Australian sheep sheared and meeting Australian sheep dogs, hand feed kangaroos and watch platypus while they swim as well as the amazing bird life that exists in the sanctuary and most exciting of all, have a photo taken of you cuddling a furry koala. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the first and the largest sanctuary for koalas and other wildlife in the world. They have more than 130 koalas living there and abide by a motto that “earth is not only for humans”.
Schedule of Cruise Times
Daily, with the exception of Christmas Day and ANZAC Day
Depart from Cultural Centre Pontoon 10.00am
Arrive at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 11.15am
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 1.45pm
Arrive Cultural Centre Pontoon 3.00pm
Boarding the cruise ship is from 9.30am and the Cultural Centre Pontoon is located outside the Queensland State Library in South Brisbane.
This is a cruise that visitors to Brisbane will delight in remembering for many years to come.