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Address: Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: 0412 749 426
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Mirimar Cruises operates a daily Koala and River Cruise. The cruise is a...

Mirimar Cruises operates a daily Koala and River Cruise. The cruise is a memorable journey that travels up the Brisbane River to the world famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This popular journey has been taking locals and visitors to Lone Pine for over 60 years and is the PERFECT way to get up close and personal with Australia’s cuddliest creatures while enjoying the sights of Brisbane’s most iconic attractions, ONLY accessible by boat.

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Great trip! Definitely should make the to do list for Brisbane!

Me and my girlfriend had an excellent experience! Very easily booked our ticket online for a round trip boat ride AND access to the koala sanctuary (even got to skip the line... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Johnny B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend had an excellent experience! Very easily booked our ticket online for a round trip boat ride AND access to the koala sanctuary (even got to skip the line queue!). The boat cruise was lots of fun, humorous and even had a fair selection of food and drinks (alcoholic and non). The sanctuary was also a great... More 

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Thank Johnny B
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the way to travel to Lone Pine Koala sanctuary! The Mirimar Day cruise is a pleasant boat tour down the Brisbane river, ending with a visit the fabulous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can have your picture taken with a Koala, at a price and after a little wait, as it is so popular, and get up... More 

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Thank Robin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mirimar is extremely comfortable and provides a relaxing way to get to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Along the way, an interesting narrative talks about the area, construction we pass by, floods in the region as well as possible wildlife sighting. We had plenty of time to explore the zoo and then headed back to Brisbane. We really enjoyed seeing... More 

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Thank Susan M
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Day Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your tour with us and that you would highly recommend to others. We also like to hear that you had plenty of time to explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Brisbane. Regards Debbie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff. On the way to the Koala Sanctuary you are given an audio tour about historical sights along the river. The entrance to the Koala Sanctuary is included in the price of the cruise, so when you arrive you get to skip the queue. The only downside I found of the cruise is that it only departs once... More 

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Thank maryohg
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Day Cruises, responded to this review

It is so wonderful to read your detailed review on our river cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You have given readers lots of advice and hints which is always good for others to read. Yes, unfortunately we only depart once a day so if you miss the 10am departure you do have to make your own way to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to the Koala Sanctuary as part of a package which offered you a 1hr 15min return trip down the river included in the price. We sailed on the Miramar which has fantastic open top deck where you can take in the bridges, the history of the river with great commentary and the wonderful homes that reside alongside. The... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Day Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed review of our tour to the Koala Sanctuary. I am sure the time you take to write about your experiences helps many others when planning their holiday in Brisbane. Great to hear that overall you found that it was "a lovely day out". Kind regards Debbie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent mode of travel up the river to the Koala Sanctuary. Although it was quite a hot day we thoroughly enjoyed the river cruise to Lone Pine and back. The commentary was excellent. Highly recommend this cruise especially for family groups

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Day Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for highly recommend our cruise. We appreciate you taking the time to type a review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Brisbane. Kind regards Debbie More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived as recommended 20 minutes before departure and were among the last to secure seats upstairs on the open deck. Even so, our teen daughter had to sit separately from us (fine by them). This was a wonderful relaxing and informative way to get to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, but I think it would be greatly diminished if... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Day Cruises, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and happy to hear you thought the tour was relaxing and informative. Kind regards Debbie More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a conference at Lone Pine and caught the cruise back to the city - food was pretty ordinary but nice views on the way back into Brisbane.

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Saratoga, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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 especially since we bought our tickets weeks in advance. My 76 year old mother sat... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Day Cruises, responded to this review

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 on the attention we give our guests so we are very disappointed that you had... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was with a group of 30 people. There were about another 30 plus people on board but it was not at all crowded. We had booked to have lunch on board also morning tea. Yummy scones, cream and jam with a hot or cold drink. Lunch was a roast meal, a good size delicious meal with apple crumble and... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Day Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words about our staff, our food and how clean our boat is. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us and look forward to seeing you again another time. Regards Debbie More 

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