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Mirimar Day Cruises

Address: Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: 0412 749 426
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$54*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: Mirimar Cruises operates a daily Koala and River Cruise. The cruise...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: 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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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 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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37 reviews 37 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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Stratford, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lyndoch, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We made a decision almost on the spot to take this curise. So happy we did. The staff on the cruise were great & we had a great time at the Sanctuary. The cruise on the river was informative. The food also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic trip to and from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on MV MIRIMAR. My "borrowed" grand daughter said it was best day of her life. Went with her mother and another young lady from overseas. Helpful, ultra friendly staff - nothing was too difficult for them, including lovely young man who walked with me to count steps up to Sanctuary (after... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We found the river cruise to be excellent, the commentary was informative and the views of the city were spectacular. We even got to steer the boat! The koala sanctuary is really good and 2 hrs is a good amount of time to get round. The food on board was really tasty and enjoyed whilst watching the world go by... More 

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