Cruising along the popular Brisbane River is probably one of the best ways to get around the city. There are many well-known cruise operators in the area that provide excellent cruising and dining experiences. For instance, you could get aboard the Mirimar cruises to enjoy a very native experience. These cruises have been popularly known for taking visitors to the popular Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 7 decades, making it a must-do attraction whilst in Brisbane. These cruises also offer informative commentary about the region and the sanctuary. Another operator is River City Cruises, known for their cost-effective sightseeing cruises. The Brisbane River, which is central to the story of the city, is a wonderful attraction that the tourists love. Get on board one of these cruises to have a great time with your family and friends.
Natural Bridge and Springbrook Waterfalls Tour
If you’re short on time and are looking for a short trip to a waterfalls destination in Brisbane, here is the perfect choice for you! The Natural Bridge at Springbrook is an excellent tourist destination that will make you feel connected with nature in no time. See the stunning Natural Arch waterfall with a guided walk headed by an expert local guide. You will get a chance to learn about the unique flora and fauna in the area as you make your way. The Goondawanna Rainforests are only a short drive from the Gold Coast and during your journey, you can also enjoy the great scenery of the Numinbah valley.
Croc Express to Australia Zoo from Brisbane
Visit the famous Australia Zoo to meet the amazing animals from Down Under and different parts of the world. The Zoo is particularly known as the Home of the Crocodile Hunter. This conservation centre, which is the legacy of the legendary Steve Irwin and his family, works with an aim to educate the visitors about wildlife and aid in preserving the endangered species for the future. You can ride to the zoo from Gold Coast or Brisbane in an air-conditioned Croc Express Coach to get an opportunity to surf through the fantastic wildlife exhibits including mammals, reptiles and birds. You can also get amazing views of the Glass House Mountains and vast pineapple farms that fringe along the Steve Irwin Way. The tour will also include supervised education demonstrations by expert animal handlers. You can also opt for a pick up and drop off from a centrally located Gold Coast hotel or anywhere in Brisbane.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is home to some 100 koalas and over 70 species of other native Australian animals, is the world’s largest and first koala sanctuary. It was established in 1927 and has been offering visitors a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with the abundant wildlife in a natural and intimate setting. There are plenty of things you can do while you’re here—from cuddling a koala to feeding the kangaroos. There are interesting demonstrations too where you can enjoy free-flight raptor shows, sheepdog demonstrations and more. The sanctuary is accredited by the Zoo and Aquarium Association for animal welfare. At the forefront of everything they do at the sanctuary, there is no doubt that the health and wellbeing of the animals are at the forefront.