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Address: | Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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+61 412 749 426
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
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The Koala and River Cruise is a memorable journey on the Brisbane River to...

The Koala and River Cruise is a memorable journey on the Brisbane River to the renowned Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This popular cruise has been taking locals and visitors to the park for over 60 years and is a "must do" experience during your stay in Brisbane.

 You’ll board your boat in Brisbane’s Southbank district and leave the city behind on a relaxing cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

 Enjoy an informative commentary from your captain as you glide along Brisbane’s waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions.

 Explore the world’s largest koala sanctuary, with more than 130 Koalas on site.

 Cuddle a koala, take photos with the adorable marsupials (own expense), and perhaps catch a talk by the koala’s keepers.

 Discover the Platypus House where you may get a chance to see the shy platypus

 Check out owls, kites and sea eagles soar above you at the popular Birds of Prey show.

 Relax on our ultra-modern cruise boat and indulge in homemade meals and snacks or enjoy a glass of our Australian wine or beer from our on-board cafe.

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USD 56.16*
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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A great experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff. A great way to see not only the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary but Brisbane and the river. They were accommodating for our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This river cruise is lovely but be aware: to get to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you must climb a set of stairs (more than the 38 they claim to be). This information is not clearly obvious when you book. My elderly mum had trouble and we watched an elderly man take a taxi home rather than climb back down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff. A great way to see not only the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary but Brisbane and the river. They were accommodating for our 16 year old son giving him the opportunity to sit with the skipper and learn about the boat and more. The only suggestion we have is mix the music up... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Cate for your wonderful review and 5 star rating. We will have a look at our playlist. Regards Debbie More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The commentary on this tour was A+. I learned a lot about the city and gained a better appreciation for its flavour. No other tour I took came close to this level of commentary. Plus, this seems to be the most enjoyable way to get the Sanctuary - no traffic and no public transit!

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Jenn for your amazing feedback about our tour and our commentary. We appreciate the time you have taken to write to this review. Kind regards Debbie More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked upon recommendation . Lovely clean boat with excellent crew who really knew the river. Running commentaries all the way there and back. Food and drink available to eat on the way up and to order for the return trip.Free WiFi on board and excellent booking system enables you to just turn up and pay. Booking beforehand would guarantee your... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback about our cruise, the staff and the food. We are happy to hear you had an enjoyable day with us. Regards Debbie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cruise to Lone Pine. Great to see Brisbane River and suburbs from different viewpoint. Very relaxing day out.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Wayne for your 5 star review. We appreciate the time you have taken to give us feedback. Kind regards Debbie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went today with miramar cruises , the staff were really nice and helpful and even provided sun screen free of charge. We ate lunch on the boat and the food was fresh and reasonably priced , ice cold beer and juice with fresh burger rolls :-) I would highly recommend travelling with this company

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback about our staff and the food. We are happy to hear you would recommend our cruise to others. Kind regards Debbie More 

Torrevieja, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We used this company to take us to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It is a lovely journey seeing all the lovely houses by the river. The company provide free sun tan lotion which is good. They sell food on the boat which is very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this company

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences of our tour with others and a huge thank you for your 5 star rating. We appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Debbie More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were booked for a Christmas Evening Cruise on the Mirimar. I can highly recommend this cruise, staff were friendly the service and finger foods were excellent. The night of our cruise we had a full moon and Brisbane City sparkled. This is a must do cruise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One of the attractions to go visit if you are visiting Brisbane is Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (see review). To get there, take a nice river cruise with Mirimar Cruises. We bought our tickets to the sanctuary with our cruise to and from Lone Pine. The total for two people was $146, $73 for each person. Once you arrive at... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Joel for your in depth review about our tour and for the 5 star rating. We appreciate the time you have taken to include all the details. We would like to let you know we actually stay at the sanctuary for 3 hours now (changed since the 1st November 2016). Which certainly gives you plenty of time to... More 

Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We booked a cruise on Mirimar 2 up to the Koala sanctuary. We really enjoyed our cruise. The boat left on time, the staff and crew were really friendly, good fun and very attentive. The cruise passed by some fabulous buildings etc, with good commentary when needed. The café facilities downstairs were really nice, not too dear and offering some... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback about our crew and our food, especially the cake. Good to hear you had a relaxing trip and the you would highly recommend us. Kind regards Debbie More 

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