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Mirimar Cruises

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Wonderful cruise down the river. My wife wanted to go and I did not, BUT, after boarding the boat and seeing Brisbane from the boat (with commentary), I enjoyed it very much. The animal sanctuary was a great outing.

1  Thank Fraschillo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Very difficult tour for our family. We were traveling with our family that ranged from age 3 to age 76. After a nice time at Lone Pine, we came back to the boat tired. A seat would have been welcomed and should be reasonably expected...More

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

We are sorry to hear that you had trouble finding a seat on the day you came. We do have extra seats put aside, so it was a shame no one alerted the crew as we would have looked after you better. We pride ourselves...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I took the speed boat to the koala and the cruise was very nice. The Captain was friendly and I appreciated to see Brisbane for the river. The boat took us back at 2pm and was one time. We were offered blankets as it was...More

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Our trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on the Koala Express was great. We we're given really good advice on board in order to get photos with koalas and snakes and were escorted to the entrance so we could go straight in. The Sanctuary...More

1  Thank vicaiz2018
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about our new boat the Koala Express. We appreciate your review and recommendation to others.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The koala sanctuary was amazing, and Miramar Cruises made it quick and painless to get there from the center of Brisbane. Even in rainy weather, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank RobG1064
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the day with us. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Being a certified animal nut and one who appreciates both water and lovely homes, this was the day for me. We started our trip meeting the ferry Miramar at the docks behind the museums. It was lovely weather so sitting outside was a must. Lovely...More

1  Thank Carol Ann P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

There are 2 types of cruise, the normal and the express with speed boat. I would recommend sticking to the normal cruise, as although it takes longer time to reach your destination, i.e. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, but as the normal cruise departs much earlier,...More

Thank Arthur T
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and recommendations for others. We love the Koala Cruise as well as it has a wonderful commentary and a very relaxing feel, that we all love when we are on holidays. We introduced the Koala Express for...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

It is perfect to return from the Lone Pine Sanctuary after having visited the koalas a d kangoroo and them to get on the boat for an hour and a half to get to Brisbane relaxed and with great views and Also you can Take...More

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Regards Debbie

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is delightful and our teenage daughters loved the fun of getting there by ‘Koala Express’ speedboat. Huge thanks to Rob, our skipper, who truly went out of his way to ensure the whole family had a really enjoyable and comfortable experience....More

Thank James W
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We really appreciate the time you have taken to write this. I will pass on your lovely feedback to our Skipper Rob. Great to hear you and your daughters enjoyed your day with us. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Cruise run by very friendly and helpful Mark And Rob. We took fast one out which was very exciting and quick to get us to the lone pine koala sanctuary. Staff very helpful giving us advice about how to get best from trip. Took slow...More

Thank Jane T
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks Jane for your lovely review and feedback. I will pass on your compliments to Mark and Rob. Great to hear you enjoyed the day including the food! Thanks once again for taking the time to write your review. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 6 August 2018

On our free day in Brisbane we took this excursion. The Miramar II boat was on time, well appointed and well kept up. The lunch was adequate and the cruise on the Brisbane River was very interesting, especially the narration of the houses along the...More

Thank Stew921
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review and wonderful feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Kind regards Debbie

Reviewed 29 July 2018

I booked a return trip on the Mirimar II to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The cruise times meant I didn't necessarily spend as much time at the Koala Sanctuary as I would have liked, but the journey was awesome! On the way there, there...More

Thank Claire M
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your recommendation. Kind regards Debbie

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crsmith1026
5 October 2018|
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Response from MirimarCruises | Property representative |
Yes, there is car parking close by. Its called the Queensland Museum Car Park entrance located through Stanley Tunnel off Stanley Place. There is also parking at the Queensland State Library or QPAC car parks all... More
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Katie D
16 August 2017|
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Response from MirimarCruises | Property representative |
If you would like to hold a Koala and have a picture taken it is extra and paid direct to the sanctuary when you visit. The cost (at the time of writing this message) ranges from AUD$20 - $24 with various packages available.
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tommn1
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Response from MirimarCruises | Property representative |
Hello We highly recommend booking online. We look forward to seeing you in April. Regards Debbie
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