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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2 daughters & I had a lovely trip to Lone pine Koala Sanctuary with Mirimar cruises as it meant we also got a guided tour on the river. We opted to only buy a one way cruise with entry into the park as we felt the return journey on the boat would not allow us long enough within the... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had a lovely trip with us to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Kind regards Debbie More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've done this trip twice now , to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It's a lovely trip with an excellent commentary . There's a cafe on board , we recommend the homemade sausage rolls !

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Sally, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others on Tripadvisor. Great hints for others reading comments. Regards Debbie More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only in Brisbane for a day and I'm so glad we did the cruise to Lone Pine. I left behind a cold and wet Melbourne winter and spent the day in a warm, sunny Brisbane winter. The cruise was relaxing, informative and the staff were lovely. Lone Pine is a great place to interact with Australian animals, one of the... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We love to hear you and your Grandad enjoyed your cruise with us and that you had plenty of time to explore the park. We hope you are able to come to Brisbane a little bit longer than a day next time you visit. Kind regards Debbie More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

could have driven or gone by bus but we chose the river cruise for something different, a most pleasing way to see the river sights of Brisbane with great commentary, the offer of snacks and refreshments was most appreciated, the cruise back was peaceful and relaxing with a great choice of 'Aussie' music. loved that.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you were very happy you made the choice to visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary using our river cruise rather than bus or car. We do agree, it is a relaxing way to travel. Great to hear you enjoyed the commentary on the way to the park and enjoyed our choice of Aussie music on the... More 

North West England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cruise transports you to lone Pine koala sanctuary and is a great way to travel. You get to see the sights whilst cruising along the Brisbane river and there is an informative commentary. The ferry ticket can be combined with entrance to the zoo and I would definitely recommend this rather than getting a boring bus. Staff onboard are... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our cruise to Lone Pine and that you would be happy to recommend to others. Thank you. I will also pass on your kind words about our friendly staff, we appreciate your wonderful feedback. Regards Debbie More 

Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice way to see the Brisbane River above the city, and combined with entry to Lone Pine, a good value day out. We took my sister who lives in Tasmania on this cruise today. The recorded commentary on the way up was informative and up to date. Thoroughly recommended for locals and visitors alike.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Tim for your kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us. We hope your sister enjoyed the rest of her holiday in Brisbane. Regards Debbie More 

Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We took this river cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cruise was beautiful and we enjoyed the narration. We were happy we chose to go one way since it gave us the flexibility to spend more time at the sanctuary which we also loved. It was easy to get an Uber back into the... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Brisbane. Kind regards Debbie More 

Cloverdale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Great Day!! For $79.00 per person we had a great day out. If you are in Brisbane do this!!!👍 We picked up the boat and had a leisurely cruise up the Brisbane River to Lone Pines Koala Sanctuary and back, The trip took about 90 mins each way . We had a narration about the river and its Brisbane banks... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, the crew love to hear such lovely feedback. Kind regards Debbie More 

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