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Brisbane River Cruise and Koala Sanctuary Visit

1. Brisbane River Cruise and Koala Sanctuary Visit

Board Mirimar Cruises from a convenient departure point in the heart of Brisbane city and embark on a relaxing cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On this 5.5-hour program you’ll enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane’s waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions. Indulge in homemade morning teas, meals and snacks that you can purchase from the on-board café. After around 70 minutes of cruising you’ll arrive at Lone Pine, where you’ll have 3 hours to explore the world’s largest koala sanctuary that’s home to more than 130 of these adorable marsupials. You can cuddle a koala, have photos taken (at your own expense) and perhaps catch a talk by the koala keepers. Visit the Platypus House, where you may be able to see the shy platypus, a native to Australia. Owls, kites and sea eagles soar above you at the popular Birds of Prey show. You can also feed the kangaroos and wallabies: more than 100 of them live in a 5-acre reserve at Lone Pine. Along with koalas and kangaroos, Lone Pine hosts a sheepdog show where you see the hardworking dogs round up a herd of sheep, responding to their master’s whistles, calls and hand signals. After your time at the park, you’ll head back to the boat to enjoy a relaxing return trip to the city, listening to Australian music and sipping on a local Australian wine or beer.

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From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

2. From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

Take a day trip from Brisbane to Stradbroke Island and discover Queensland's most popular island and its National Park. The park is almost completely controlled by the aboriginal Quandamooka people. At almost 40 kilometers long, Stradbroke Island is the second-largest sand island in the world. Located just off the coast from Brisbane, it has beautiful beaches, a rugged coastline and forests that are home to large numbers of kangaroos and koala bears. The crystal clear waters are safe to swim in year round. Following your transfer from Brisbane, enjoy a memorable experience where the waters teem with large schools of dolphins, manta rays and turtles. All of these creatures can be seen from Point Lookout. The lookout is considered Australia’s best land-based vantage point for spotting migrating humpback whales in the winter. During the tour, you will enjoy a 40-minute cruise across Moreton Bay, visit Cylinder Beach, where you are free to swim if you want and walk the North Gorge to admire the rugged views.

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Brisbane: Whale Watching Cruise with Gourmet Lunch

3. Brisbane: Whale Watching Cruise with Gourmet Lunch

See the amazing humpback whale and enjoy an onboard gourmet lunch on this exciting, 5-hour whale watching cruise near Brisbane. Marvel at the magnificent humpback whale in one of the world’s best whale watching destinations, Moreton Bay. Enjoy a gourmet lunch aboard the Eye-Spy catamaran whilst watching the whales - an experience you're unlikely to forget in a hurry!

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Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

4. Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

After being collected from your Brisbane CBD accommodation, you will depart for O'Reilley's. Once having arrived, you'll begin with a visit to the Gallery Walk Retail Precinct. From there you can do the famous O'Reillys tree top walk, and can also visit the Kamarun Lookout. You will see natural flora and fauna, which will allow you to really experience the feeling of a natural rainforest. You can feel free to add some stops along the way of your choosing, with your itinerary flexible according to your interests. At the conclusion of your experience, you can choose to be dropped off back at your accommodation or another location of your choosing.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 234 reviews

We had Rio as our tour guide and he was amazing. The tour was so worth it. Brown Lake is a natural delight, Cylinder beach is beautiful (I recommend BYO lunch as we had to wait a long time for our lunch here) and the walk at point lookout was fabulous. Highly recommend for an accesible and not exhausting day trip.

It was an amazing experience.. Rio was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating... although all the locations were breathtaking, my favourite parts was the brown lake and the lookout point. The views were simply stunning!!! I'm so glad I took this tour

This was such an informative trip, would highly recommend. Easy boarding, and excellent commentary on the way up the river. Enough time was allowed to view Lone Pine and their activities. Great day out.

Really enjoyable Saw fabulous whales A water with lunch would be nice Couldn’t even buy one as eftpos wasn’t working Otherwise I loved it and so did group I went with

Great experience, friendly helpful staff all round super day