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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$ 56.97*
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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Helped ✔️the bucket list 🐨

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our river cruise. Thank you for the feedback letting us know the cruise was beautiful and our commentary was entertaining and informative. In regards to stairs, yes you are correct, there are 28 steps and then a path of about 10 steps to walk from the boat up to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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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