a VirtualTourist member from Taiwan
Besides MV Mirimar, I appreciate if someone could tell me if there is other regular ferry services between downtown Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala?? As I have found MV Mirimar has got only one voyage per day. :(
If so, please let me have web site concerned.
I cannot find an alternative ferry
The Brisbane City Council City Cat or ferry routes do not extend to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
There are regular buses to and from Lone Pine operated by the Brisbane City Council.
Brisbane City Council Bus number 445 leaves from stop 40 Adelaide Street
Brisbane City Council Bus number 430 leaves from Platform B4, Queen Street bus station
Adult fares are4.70 and children, pensioners and students are2.40 (with valid I.D.). Prices are subject to change.
For updated information on public transport please visit: translink.com.au or call 13 12 30
A taxi from the Brisbane city to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will cost around20~$40.
Taxis can be booked by calling one of the following taxi companies:
Black & White - Ph: 131 008
Yellow Cabs - Ph: 131 924
The operator will ask for your pick-up address, the destination (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket), name & number of passengers.
This is what I wrote about Lone Pine
"My earliest memory of Lone Pine is walking precariously on the edge of the jetty and falling in to the Brisbane River. So most of the day was spent getting various parts of my clothing dry bit by bit as I lay in the sun.
In those days" everybody" went to Lone Pine by ferry. There would have been a road in but no doubt it was rough. You can still go there by ferry but everything has come much closer to Lone Pine today.
If you want to see koalas this is a good place to go. By the way they are NOT "koala bears". Koalas are mammals...bears are not. Besides koalas there are possums and echidnas and kangaroos and more.
If you drive there is free parking , barbecue and picnic areas. Of course there is a gift shop , toilets, and a cafe
There are tours which include Lone Pine 1300 360 776 and more. Check with tourist office in Queen St Brisbane.
There are buses ..one from near the Casino Bus 430 and more
And my "old friend" the boat cruise from Cultural Centre Pontoon (Southbank) Ph 1300 729 742
Open every day (Anzac Day from 1.30 pm )
Phone: 07 3378 1366
Address: Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket
Directions: Lone Pine is 11K from the city by car. Head for the Western freeway with your GPS or map.
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