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Address: Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: 0412 749 426
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Description: 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 Day Out !

We went to the Lone Pine Sanctuary on the Mirimar Cruise boat (see their website), boarded the boat at the Cultural Centre in the city, no booking necessary, mid-week trip so not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Newent, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Joined the Mirimar cruise as a good way to get to and from the Lone Pine Koala sanctuary. The boat leaves South Bank at 10am and returns by 3pm, leaving about 2.5 hours actually at Lone Pines. We boarded just after 9:30 and found a couple of good seats on the top deck. The boat departed at around 10:10, and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us. I would like to add that if you plan your time in the park you actually can see a few of the shows. The Koala Presentation at 12pm, the Bird of Prey Flight show at 12.30pm, the Sheep Dog and Sheep Shearing show at 1pm.... More 

Brisbane
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to the Lone Pine Sanctuary on the Mirimar Cruise boat (see their website), boarded the boat at the Cultural Centre in the city, no booking necessary, mid-week trip so not very busy, got our tickets on the boat for the cruise and entry to the sanctuary, and set off on time just after 10 a.m. You can get... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We must agree our cruise is certainly a must do for those Brisbane Locals who have overseas visitors. Its a great way to show off the wonderful city of Brisbane that we live in and the amazing Australian Wildlife that we have. Great to hear you all enjoyed your day out with us. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I really enjoyed this cruise. It was a nice way to see the Brisbane river. Some of the houses on the river were fantastic. Yes, they sell food and drink on the cruise. There is a commentary going to Lone Pine, but there is only music back to the city. They leave at 10 am and you get 2.5 hours... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our day cruise and found our staff friendly. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Australia. Kind regards Debbie More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We took the Koala and river cruise. The boat left from Brisbane at 10 am. There is a commentary on board so you are told about the sites you pass. You pass by the university and many waterfront properties. You can buy refreshments on board. The cruise to the sanctuary took about 1 hour 10 minutes which gave us about... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise on the Brisbane River with us to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Brisbane. Kind regards, Debbie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Firstly the Mirimar cruise team were so lovely and accomodating they were awesome hosts and the cruise was informative and interesting with local knowledge and humor. The trip was highly relaxing and I would definitely recommend, worth the price for the enjoyable experience!

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are also very proud of our crew and we will let them know how much you enjoyed the day. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Brisbane. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great way to get to and from the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary....if only we hadn't missed the 10.00 departure!! but not a problem we took a taxi there instead had a good couple of hours at the Sanctuary and took the river cruise back which was very relaxing and great to see the sights along the Brisbane river. Thanks guys... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with your family. I am sorry to hear that you missed our 10am departure time as we have a great commentary on the way up to Lone Pine that points out different iconic places, history of Brisbane and wildlife stories.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We booked the Koala Cruise and used this as a way to get to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It was a fabulous day out and allows you to spend 2 1/2 hours in the Sanctuary which is plenty. The staff were friendly and the boat is a good size. Smoking is allowed on the back of the boat, so if... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us. You may like to know that we have taken on board your feedback and now play a variety of Australian music on the cruise back to the city. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Brisbane and we look forward... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A great way to travel to and from the Lone Pine Koala sanctuary. Both Pip and Matt W provided professional and assured service. Would recommend this tour to 'see' Brisbane river in a new light.

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are also very proud of our wonderful, professional crew. It is great to hear you had a good day out. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Brisbane. Kind regards Debbie More 

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The cruise was enjoyable but I'd recommend that you only do it one way ($27.50) so that you have more time at the Koala Sanctuary and be able to catch the platypus and Tasmanian devil shows that happen after the return cruise departs. You can easily catch the bus (no. 430 and 445, fare is $4.66 with Go Card) back... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and giving people options about the one way. We do find however that over 90% of our guests join us for the return cruise as they enjoy getting back into the city by 3pm without the worry of catching buses. The cruise back on the river is most enjoyable and... More 

Stratford, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

While on a short holiday to Brisbane, we thought we would check out the Koala park. Jumping aboard the Mirimar 2 we discovered that the captain and his brother previously lived in our home town. Thank you to all the crew on board for making our adventure awesome. Highly recommend everyone take this trip up the river to gain some... More 

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