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Mirimar Cruises

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| Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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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.
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| Cultural Centre Pontoon, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this cruise to the Koala aanctuary. It was a great way to see the Brisbane river and learn the history of the area. We found the cruise very relaxing and enjoyable. The crew were great. Dress warm in winter though; it was surprisingly...More

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We are happy to hear you found our cruise relaxing and enjoyable. Great tip on wearing a jacket in the winter, as there is always a cool breeze on a boat. Kind regards Debbie

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We took the Brisbane River Cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and it gave us a good introduction to Brisbane and its history. Very relaxing and great team who looked after us.

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Thank you for sharing your day with us. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Brisbane. Regards Debbie

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The trip started with a narrated cruise down the Brisbane River, pointing out notable sights and relating some of their history. The Sanctuary has many koalas to see and photograph. For a fee, you can hold one. You can also feed the kangaroos, but when...More

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DebbieandRob, Owner at Mirimar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear you had a fun time. Kind regards Debbie

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Katie D
16 August 2017|
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Response from MirimarCruises | Property representative |
If you would like to hold a Koala and have a picture taken it is extra and paid direct to the sanctuary when you visit. The cost (at the time of writing this message) ranges from AUD$20 - $24 with various packages available.
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tommn1
11 March 2017|
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Response from MirimarCruises | Property representative |
Hello We highly recommend booking online. We look forward to seeing you in April. Regards Debbie
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Jana D
21 October 2015|
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Hello Jana The entry into Lone Pine is included in the price if our cruise. We look forward to seeing you soon. Debbie Mirimar Cruises
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