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Mirimar Day Cruises

Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
0412 749 426
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Ranked #11 of 154 Activities in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A convenient and perfect way to see the river and get to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. With a convenient pick up in South Bank, and a really friendly crew this was a treat. The ride there was informative and interesting. The ride back they turned on some music and just let us drink a beer and enjoy the view.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

this was a great cruise along the river to the koala sanctuary. the brothers were very friendly and they had great commentary along the way to the sanctuary. great drinks and food aboard. this cruise is good for all. great day trip for visiting brisbane.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the friendly crew & the commentary. Liked the range of drinks & food available for purchase. A really relaxing way to a day on vacation!! Only negative wld be the return trip could be a bit later as missed the snake presentation/holding as this was on at our leaving time.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I enjoyed the river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, but the arrival of 11.am and departure at 1.45pm, I did not get to enjoy all the shows at the sanctuary. I felt it was more about the river which I did find interesting and fascinating. The sights were gorgeous with homes and buildings of renown history. There was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I like the cruise along the river from the City towards to the Koala Sanctuary. If you have a day to spend in Brisbane, I'll recommend the river cruise + visit the Koala sanctuary. Along the way, there were many nice looking houses and interesting buildings complemented by very informative pre - recorded narration. The natural scenary running between several... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Having a day spare on my own in Brisbane I decided to get the day cruise to love pine koala sanctuary. The hour boat ride there was enjoyable even as a solo traveler with commentary about Brisbane's history and the areas/buildings that the boat passes. The crew on board were incredibly friendly and helpful on both journeys, and even allowed... More

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were excited to take this cruise to see those cute koalas! The cruise took about an hour and a half to get to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. There was an entertaining and informative taped audio presentation on the history of Brisbane and the sights along the way. The seating was plastic lawn chairs. There were blankets in a... More

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Galiano Island, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fabulous day on the water and at Lone Pine Sanctuary. There is nothing quite as adorable as having your picture taken with a Koala or feeding a joey in her mother's pouch. Just the right amount of time on the boat and with the animals. A must when visiting Brisbane.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Miramar Day Cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is enjoyable, relaxing, and informative. The river cruise is interesting and there was good narrative during the cruise to the the sanctuary. The captain and staff were friendly and helpful and provided additional information to the narrative. The Lone Pine Sanctuary provided a great way to see the "roos" and koalas... More

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