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Address: | Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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+61 412 749 426
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10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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US$57.17*
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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Stressless route to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

My husband and I decided to take the Mirimar Koala and River Cruise. The cruise was lovely, however, our only complaint would be that it was a very hot day, and there was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diamondchick55
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Surrey, Canada

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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to take the Mirimar Koala and River Cruise. The cruise was lovely, however, our only complaint would be that it was a very hot day, and there was definitely not enough overhead shade on the uppermost deck, and for those of us, that were farther back in the loading line, when we reached the upper... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and at the sanctuary. You will be pleased to know that in a couple of weeks time we are fitting an extension on to the existing roof to create more shade on the upper deck. Another hint for other travelers who you may chat to, or who are reading... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 727 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I caught the Miramar ll just behind the library. I snagged an excellent seat on the upper deck. What a pleasant way to get to the popular koala sanctuary. The getting there was half the fun! Great recorded commentary along the way. I learned about the history and lore of Brisbane in a humorous and educational way. The crew was... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and 5 star rating. We appreciate the postive review about our friendly and hard working crew and I will be sure to pass your feedback on to them. We are happy to hear you had a great day with us. Regards Debbie More 

christchurch
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent commentary, good cafe/food, great helpful staff lone pine koala sanctuary was excellent, small but good, cuddling a koala was awesome! and feeding kangaroos was lovely, highly recommend!

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation and your wonderful feedback about our commentary, food and staff. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays. Regards Debbie More 

Norwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why not kill two birds with one stone? Take a relaxing and informative cruise up river to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for less cost than a taxi and way more friendly and inviting than public transportation. The crew is splendid and the food and beverage service is quite reasonably priced. The trip takes about an hour and you will... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate the time you have taken to let us know you had a great day. Regards Debbie More 

Segur-le-Chateau, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous day we had with Mirimar cruising to the lone pine koala sanctuary. The crew were informative and fun. Only word of warning is that it's not suitable for those with mobility problems as a lot of steps on arrival up to the sanctuary.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review and 5 star rating. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays in Australia. Regards Debbie More 

Lomita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this river tour and of course, the Koala cuddle at the sanctuary. This trip is paced exactly right. The commentary is clever and covers a wide variety of topics. Highly recommend.

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending our tour to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We also appreciate the 5 star rating. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Kind regards Debbie More 

Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are just 28 steps, there are a total of 40 with no help from any of the three cruise members even though request to help was made at time of registration. Cruise staffs were not friendly and helpful. My son spilled a bottle of apple juice by accident and not only was frowned upon by the staff, but when... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

I am sorry that you have had this experience. I am also very surprised that you have had this experience, as our staff have only ever have wonderful feedback and reviews on how friendly and helpful they all are. I am also surprised to hear that you did not enjoy your journey on the way back to the city. Every... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We booked this before we came out to Australia. It was easy to book with no issues. Staff were friendly on board and the commentary while travelling to the Koalas was great and very informative. Pick up at the end again was with ease and staff were friendly. We had a toastie from the kitchen each and it was extremely... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Shelley for your very kind words. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful day with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Debbie More 

Regina, Canada
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Fantastic way to see the river and relax on your way to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The crew are very friendly and fantastic to deal with and this boat even has a bar, ice cold drinks, or hot drinks and food plus washrooms. The ride is very smooth and great views of the beautiful homes along the river plus... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about our Koala and River Cruise and particularly about our friendly crew. We are pleased to hear you had a great day out with us and found you had plenty of time to see the sanctuary. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Debbie More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

It was a relaxing and informative cruise up the river to the koala sanctuary. The taped narrative gave a lot of interesting background about the city. The duration of the stop at the sanctuary was perfect - enough time to see all the shows and exhibits and have lunch without being rushed. The mooring location is also in easy walking... More 

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MirimarCruises, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a 5 star review. We really appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience with others. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful day with us. Kind regards Debbie More 

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