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Address: | Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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+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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US$56.62*
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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We booked this before we came out to Australia. It was easy to book with no issues. Staff were friendly on board and the commentary while travelling to the Koalas was great and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this before we came out to Australia. It was easy to book with no issues. Staff were friendly on board and the commentary while travelling to the Koalas was great and very informative. Pick up at the end again was with ease and staff were friendly. We had a toastie from the kitchen each and it was extremely... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Shelley for your very kind words. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful day with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Debbie More 

Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic way to see the river and relax on your way to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The crew are very friendly and fantastic to deal with and this boat even has a bar, ice cold drinks, or hot drinks and food plus washrooms. The ride is very smooth and great views of the beautiful homes along the river plus... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about our Koala and River Cruise and particularly about our friendly crew. We are pleased to hear you had a great day out with us and found you had plenty of time to see the sanctuary. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Debbie More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a relaxing and informative cruise up the river to the koala sanctuary. The taped narrative gave a lot of interesting background about the city. The duration of the stop at the sanctuary was perfect - enough time to see all the shows and exhibits and have lunch without being rushed. The mooring location is also in easy walking... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a 5 star review. We really appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience with others. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful day with us. Kind regards Debbie More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time on our river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Had a sandwich mad on board for lunch and it was yummy.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Hello Nancy, Thank you for your 5 star review and your lovely feedback about our food on board our boat. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time on our cruise. Kind regards Debbie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

When I knew I would be coming to Brisbane I started searching for things to do. This tour can up and I was sooo excited as I always wanted to see and hold a koala. Your trip did not disappoint, not only did I get to tick something off my bucket list it was a great way to see some... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for such great feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. We really appreciate your 5 star rating and the time you have taken to write this review. Kind regards Debbie More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We used this trip on the Mirimar to see a bit of Brisbane and visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary as our time in Brisbane was short and it was the perfect trip. A nice leisurely cruise up the river with an entertaining and informative commentary that doesn't ramble on and keeps you interested. A good selection of food, snacks... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you James for letting us know how much you enjoyed your cruise with us and that you found us great value for money. We appreciate the time you have taken out of your holidays to write the lovely review and give us such a high rating. Kind Regards Debbie More 

Rensselaerville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

When my son and I had a day to spend a day in Brisbane, I booked us spots on the Mirimar Cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It was the absolutely perfect way to spend our day! The boat ride was a peaceful and enjoyable way to see Brisbane with helpful, informative and friendly staff. Lone Pine was a... More 

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Thank 675margaret
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know you had an enjoyable day with us cruising to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We love to hear feedback about how helpful and friendly our staff our. Thank you also for giving us a 5 star rating, this is very much appreciated. Kind regards Debbie More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Took Granddaughter with us on the Mirimar River Cruise and Lonepine Koala Sanctuary. Cruise on boat was very good and well covered by the commentary. Very relaxing. Before arriving at Lone pine we were asked if we would like a meal prepared for our return and desided this would be great as we would not have to break into the... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed feedback about our cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We are pleased to hear that both you and your granddaughter had a lovely day with us and you enjoyed all your experiences at the Sanctuary. We are also happy to hear that you found the steps OK with your knee replacement. We hope to see... More 

Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

My son and I took the Mirimar cruise to the Koala Sanctuary and really enjoyed it. It was a lovely ride out and the commentary along the way was very interesting and entertaining. The captain was very friendly as well as the rest of the staff. I would recommend going to the Sanctuary via the Mirimar Cruise!

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback and recommending our cruise. We are pleased to hear you really enjoyed your day with us. Kind regards Debbie More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I booked through Viator for the cruise and Lone Pine visit for a Monday and the boat was pretty full. Lovely, easy going cruise up river with humorous yet informative recorded commentary. On the way back, the captain offers passengers the opportunity to steer the boat, have photos taken by him, everything so very friendly. Nice day out and easy... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review to recommend our cruise to others. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the cruise with us. Kind regards Debbie More 

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