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Address: | Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: +61 412 749 426
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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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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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Lovely 2 hour trip from Brisbane to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leyland, United Kingdom

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The company changed the timing of the return trip to the Koala Sanctuary to enable the cruise passengers to take part. This was hugely appreciated and I know that everyone who went on this trip really enjoyed it. The boat was comfortable - though the day itself was warm and humid - and the refreshments were reasonably priced. The staff... More 

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Halmstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, relaxing and informative cruise. They explains the thing you can see from the boat and history and info about Brisbane. Nice and helpfull staff.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving us such a wonderful star rating. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you had a good day with us. Regards Debbie More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat is new and well maintained. I found the crew overall very friendly. While boarding the boat someone had a medical issue, fortunately minor, that the crew immediately addressed. The ride up to Lone Pine was very pleasant. A guided tour plays over the loudspeaker giving you some history and pointing out some of the highlights. The price for... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind feedback and your 5 star review. We appreciate you sharing your experience and that you would recommend our day tour to others. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Australia. Kind regards Debbie PS Just to let you know, the passenger that had the medical issue, recovered well and joined us... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The cruise was relaxing and very informative and we were lucky to have a warm and sunny day for our excursion. We found we had ample time to wander around the park and see the animals. The food on board is fresh, tasty and very reasonably priced. (I would... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful reveiw and 5 star rating. We are happy to hear you had plenty of time to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Thank you also for lovely feedback about our crew. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experiences with others. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Australia. Kind... More 

Launceston, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour starts with an informed guided tour down the Brisbane river to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where we had ample time there to enjoy the park, then back to the pontoon in the Southbank side of the city.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your giving us a 5 star rating, we really appreciate the feedback. Kind regards Debbie More 

Caboolture, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a way to start the day, cruising up the Brisbane River to Lone Pine Sanctuary & then cruising back in the afternoon. A friend plus another friend from Canada joined me. Everyone had a great time

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know that you had a great time cruising with us to Lone Pine, and a big thank you for the 5 star rating you gave us. Kind regards Debbie More 

L.A. Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scenic guided river tour Grilled sandwiches prepared to order and Snacks available 3 hours to tour Koala Sanctuary more than enough time to see everything Hugging Koalas priceless Walking among the kangaroos adorable but Watching the Koalas play was the highlight of the day!

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Happy to hear you loved watching the koalas playing. It is certainly a highlight for many people. Thank you for letting us know that 3 hours was plenty of time to enjoy the park. We appreciate the 5 star rating as well. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Brisbane. Kind regards Debbie More 

Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a cruise and Koala Sanctuary package. The trip upriver is beautiful and offers unique views of the city from a different perspective. The onboard narrative about Brisbane and the river is enjoyable, and the history quite interesting. The friendly crew made us feel welcome, and on the return we were even given the chance to try out driving... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, especially about our friendly crew. We are happy to hear you had a great day out. Kind regards Debbie More 

Denver, Colorado
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166 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great river cruise experience! Easy to book, easy to find, and flawless execution. Great boat ride and narration during the ride up the river to the Koala sanctuary and back. Comfortable boat, clean bathrooms, friendly staff, and food/drinks available to purchase on board.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing feedback of "Flawless experience". The staff will be very happy to hear of your thoughts. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Brisbane. Kind regards Debbie More 

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