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Review of Mirimar Cruises

Mirimar Cruises
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$60.03*
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.  Hold 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Cruise was great and great food. My daughter got to drive the boat and it was very kid friendly. I would recommend this trip to anyone coming to Brisbane.

Thank JCkidstravelmom
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was a great way to spend a day in Brisbane. The cruise is lovely up the river, the staff are welcoming and although the commentary is prerecorded it is still funny. The food on board is lovely and not overpriced, they have free sunscreen to protect you if you have forgotten your own. The Koala Sancutary is great but I have reviewed that separately. The 2 hours you get there is more than enough and I would recommend this cruise to anyone wanting to go cuddle a koala!

Thank MrsBaum
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Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Ended up going on the cruise on a weekday because our group was looking for something to do on a day off in Brisbane. The reason I chose this cruise was that instead of just a river tour of the city, it added the koala sanctuary. The river was ok. They dis well with what there is to work with in the city. The portion of the city the boat travels through is not very architecturally rich. The food offered for purchase was actually pretty good. Sandwiches and rolls. Also had good selection of beverages.
The koala sanctuary was great! I felt like rhe time spent was the perfect amount of time. They also let you hold a koala and get a picture taken for an additional fee. The photos were really good. Very professional.
There was even a big field where you could feed kangaroo. Saw the birds of prey show and the sheep dog show as well. Both were well done.
The return trip was very relaxing. Wasn't as much commentary which was good to just enjoy the trip. Many in our group took advantage of this time to grab some food on the boat.
It is possible to just drive to the koala sanctary but if you have the extra 2 1/2 hours to add the river portion to the experience, Mirimar 2 is a great way to go.
I definatly recommend this.

Thank trav520
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This was a very relaxing day you start off with an hr or so long river cruise with commentary about Brisbane that was great, the staff wore very friendly, polite and helpful. Then after spending a couple of hours at the koala sanctuary it is a nice cruise home.
You can by food on board which was affordable and very nice,
We love the koala sanctuary and have reviewed as well if you would like to have a look.
I will defiantly be doing another cruise next time were back in Brisbane

Thank natalie k
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

65aud for the trip to the koala sanctuary plus the entrance. The trip is great, a recording shows you the most important places. You can have breakfast onboard and the crew ia very friendly. The best way to get to the koala sanctuary!

Thank Lua B
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