Take a leisurely river cruise from Brisbane to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet native Australian wildlife up close. This half-day tour departs from bustling Southbank and cruises along the Brisbane River with views of iconic landmarks on the way to Lone Pine. Upon arrival, you’ll have about 3 hours to meet the animals. Hand-feed kangaroos, cuddle a koala, observe the platypus, and watch animal shows that feature sheepdogs and birds of prey. A great experience for animal lovers!

Your tour registration includes:

  • Transfers to/ from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Lunch at the Kookaburra Café
  • Entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Koala Cuddle Experience and Photo


0920               Meeting Point for Tour Departure
Grey Street entrance, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

0930              Depart from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

0945               Arrive at Cultural Centre Pontoon and Board the Mirimar Cruise
Delegates will enjoy informative commentary as they glide along Brisbane’s waterfront, from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions.

1115               Arrive at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Delegates will have 3 hours to spend exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where they 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.
Lunch will be provided at the Kookaburra Café.

1415               Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1530               Arrive back at Cultural Centre Pontoon
Southbank, 5 minutes’ walk from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

A ticket for this tour will cost $115.00 per person.

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Registration open: 23 October 2017
Paper Submission Close: 16 February 2018
Author Notification: 18 April 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 30 May 2018
Conference Dates: 27 – 30 August  2018

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