Brisbane: City & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Full Day Tour
- 8 Hours
- 8 Hours
- On request
Your knowledgeable guide picks you up from your accommodation and heads straight to Mt Coot-tha for stunning views over Brisbane's downtown, across the suburbs and out to the islands. On the way you pass through the beautiful tree-lined inner suburbs with lovely heritage 'Queenslander' homes discussing the region's rich history from English prison to modern metropolis.
Learn about Australia's native fauna and flora on a guided tour through the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, one of the "Top 10 Zoos in the World" (AOL). The sanctuary has a large variety of other Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.
Highlights include a variety of birds-of-prey in the popular 'Free-Flight Show', hand-feeding and patting the soft, friendly kangaroos. Popular options include hand-feeding the cheeky, vividly colored rainbow lorikeets and the sheep-dog show as these intelligent animals demonstrate their crowd control skills.
You may even pat or hold one of the beautiful, scaly, 'friendly' snakes in the snake show! A photograph holding an iconic koala is a popular optional extra. Some of the many other animals include crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, eastern water dragons, platypus and wombats.
Enjoy a superb lunch at a venue of your choice from over 50 great restaurants and cafes at the city's Southbank, many with lovely views over the river. After lunch enjoy a walk along the river with lovely views of Brisbane's downtown across the river. Southbank's other attractions include the very popular and unique 'City Beach', surrounding parklands, markets and 60-metre tall 'Wheel of Brisbane' (giant ferris wheel). Brisbane's world-class art galleries and museums are also on offer.
High on the Kangaroo Cliffs enjoy lovely views over the downtown and Botanical Gardens. Watch out for rock climbers at this popular lookout. Cross Brisbane's beautiful Story Bridge and for those who love walking can stroll through the city and botanic gardens with unique 'mangrove walk'.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 9 a.m. - Returns: 5 p.m.