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Address: | Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: +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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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

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River Cruise and Koala Sanctuary

We did the combined river cruise and Koala Sanctuary visit last week. Really good trip at a fair price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Colgele
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the combined river cruise and Koala Sanctuary visit last week. Really good trip at a fair price.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear you had a good trip. Regards Debbie More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group ranged in age from almost 2years old to 76 years old. The cruise was very informative on the way to Lone Pine and low key on the way back. As a local, I can't believe I've never been on the Mirimar and will certainly be recommending this cruise to my friends as a must do for families living... More 

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Thank sarahebk
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star feedback on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you are a local experiencing the river cruise for the first time and that you enjoyed your day with us. Thank you also for recommending our cruise to others as well. Very much appreciated. Kind regards Debbie More 

St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boat tour was great up the Brisbane river. Very informative and quick boarding cues. We stopped at the lone pine koala sanctuary for 2hrs (not enough time IMO) before returning to the boat for our return trip down the river. I would recommended taking the boat up and a local bus back. This gives you more time with the... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and great to hear that you enjoyed our River Cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You may like to know that as from the 1st November 2016, we are extending our stay at the sanctuary to a total of 3 hours. We understand that you can take a bus back to the city, however most... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed with this trip because it doesn't allow enough time at the koala sanctuary. It doesn't arrive there until 11.15 and leaves at 13.45 on the dot. As you can see from the attached photo it is impossible to see the Lorikeet feeding, barn animal feeding, platypus and Tasmanian Devil presentations. The boat is nice & the talk... More 

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Thank NicMellor
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the boat cruise and the commentary. We thought you may like to know, we have listened to our customer feedback and have extended our stay at the sanctuary. As from 1st November we will be staying at the park for 3 hours (an extra half... More 

Southgate, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother and I had the very best day with the Mirimar crew. They were very friendly and helpful. They even offered to store the suitcases for us. The cooks offered to have lunch ready for us when we returned after our time at the sanctuary. That turned out perfect, talking about our time with the animals over a delicious... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you loved your day with us and thank you for your kind words about our staff. We appreciate the time you have taken to write this review and share your experience with others. Kind regards Debbie More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Brisbane and were hoping to go to Lone Pine and my aunt found this tour. We were welcomed aboard and got a perfect seat out on the front deck. This allowed us to have a fantastic view of Brisbane from the river which was brilliant. The tour was informative and lots of aspects of Brisbane along the... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and feedback about our tour. We are very happy to hear that you had an absolutely brilliant day. Kind regards Debbie More 

Liskeard, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having decided I needed a fix of Aussie animals while in Queensland I decided to take this trip. The crew were friendly, polite and helpful from the start, and as it was a chilly day we were offered blankets for the boat trip. The journey upstream was accompanied by an informative commentary and there was a cafe serving delicious snacks... More 

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Thank Dee T
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Hello Dee, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review recently. The crew love to hear feedback saying they were friendly, helpful and polite. They certainly pride themselves in going in the extra mile to look after you. In regards to our time at the Sanctuary, we have listened to our customer feedback and we have decided... More 

Centennial, Colorado
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crew was very friendly and the boat was nice, however it was very cold and windy. There was a very nice audio tour playing as we went down the river.

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Thank AliO77
MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are happy you found our crew friendly and you enjoyed our commentary. Unfortunately, you visited Brisbane on a cold and windy day as usually our days in Brisbane are wonderful, even in winter. We hope you have better weather next time you visit Brisbane. Regards Debbie More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Stuck with ideas on what to do on a spare day in Brisbane I came across this on trip advisor and couldn't ignore the reviews. The highlight for me was actually this boat ride, the commentary on the way up the river was well presented, I loved that they supplied blankets once we sped up. On the way back they... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are very happy that you decided to join our cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and great to hear the boat ride was your highlight. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Kind regards Debbie More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We did the cruise up to the Lone Pine Koala park & back. The cruise is over an hour & it was a great way to see parts of the river the ferries don't get to. It was so cold though! But staff had blankets available & they were so appreciated! There were hot drinks & food available but we... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Good to hear the blankets came in handy for you. Just thought you may like to know we are working on updating our commentary and hope to have this ready soon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, we really appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Debbie More 

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