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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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Brisbane: Outdoor Rock Climbing Session

2. Brisbane: Outdoor Rock Climbing Session

Challenge yourself to climb the weathered walls of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and experience the thrill of outdoor rock climbing. Meet your friendly guides and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment whilst watching a safety briefing. Once you’re feeling confident it's time to scale the rocks and put yourself to the test physically and mentally. As you ascend to the top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs, admire spectacular views overlooking Brisbane River and the CBD. This session operates every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30am, and is perfect for families, friends, and groups looking for an early morning energizer. The experience has been designed to showcase the very best of outdoor rock climbing, which is worlds away from the scenes of indoor climbing centers.

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Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

3. Brisbane City Highlights: The Heart and Soul of Queensland

Spend a day exploring the heart of Brisbane. View the historic buildings of Queensland’s capital city, discover the atmosphere of the South Bank Parklands, enjoy panoramic views from the Kangaroo Lookout and even take a photo with koala bear at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Fall in love with Australia’s fastest growing city’s relaxed lifestyle, unsurpassed weather, and access to an amazing array of “Australian experiences”. Check out the quaint Chinatown and visit trendy shops at Fortitude Valley.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Great informative cruise of the Brisbane River. Friendly staff. Lone Pine Sanctuary was well presented and a great variety of animals. The Koalas were special but also enjoyed the platypus enclosure, Tasmanian Devil and kangaroo feeding. Highly recommend this tour for people of all ages.

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.

Nice day out. Boat captain friendly and informative. Able to buy drinks and food onboard. Koala sanctuary is worth a visit, especially if you want to hold a Koala.

Relaxing and informative ride. The park was not crowded and all animals looked to be treated well.

Wonderfull experience being able to touch koalas and roos