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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise provided by Mirimar Cruises

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview
Combine a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with a cruise on the Brisbane River on this stress-free tour. Booking this pleasant way to travel to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary means no fussing with public transportation or car rentals—you can sit back and relax on your scenic cruise. Admission to the sanctuary is included, where you have hours to learn about native Australian wildlife and admire species such as koalas and kangaroos. 
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You'll start at
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon
Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, AustraliaThe pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
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    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    The Brisbane River
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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You'll end at
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon
Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, AustraliaThe pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
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Highlights
  • Admission to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with transportation via river cruise
  • River cruise transportation means no puzzling over public transportation or car rentals
  • Birds of Prey and sheepdog shows teach visitors about Australian wildlife
  • Gain a better understanding of koalas, their biology, and their behavior
What to Expect
Make your way to the Southbank district of Brisbane to catch your departing river cruise. Simply sit back and relax as the boat passes Brisbane's city skyline and out into the suburbs. On the way, listen to your captain's educational commentary about the river and its surroundings. Arrive at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can proceed directly inside with your prepurchased admission ticket. View the more than 130 bears that reside there, as well as the Eastern Water Dragons, huge lizards that stroll the grounds. Watch the Birds of Prey Show, and take in the action at the working sheepdog show. Your tour also includes the bonus of admission to the Platypus House, a great place to observe the unique duck-billed platypus. If you get hungry or need refreshments, meals and drinks are available both on the cruise and at the sanctuary (own expense). Return to Brisbane the way you came, at Southbank.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Round-trip cruise
  • General Admission into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair: Cruise is accessible however Lone Pine has a set of 28 steps to climb from the jetty to the entrance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No health restrictions apply to this tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Himesh wrote a review Jun 2020
32 contributions3 helpful votes
We wanted to take the smaller boat to koala pine but our friend said it was better to take the bigger boat. More comfortable, if not a little longer journey. The ticket was easy to use. Loved the koala's.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MirimarCruises, Owner at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind feedback and great to hear you enjoyed your day with us.
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Brandan S wrote a review Mar 2020
North Palm Beach, Florida3 contributions
Captain Robert and the Miramar crew were very accommodating on this rainy day, the ride down the river was full of fun and interesting facts about Brisbane. The sanctuary was clean and everyone there was very knowledgeable and took a great amount of pride in the place. I would
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MirimarCruises, Owner at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. Regards Debbie
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Jean H wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
My grandsons aged 4 and 8 Had a wonderful day as did I. The ferry trip added to the fun of the day but the trip there and back took over an hour each way. The trip there was fine with everyone fresh. The trip back felt a bit longer....end of the day...everyone tired. However a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MirimarCruises, Owner at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Great to hear you had a good day and would come again with us. We have colouring in pencils and paper if that helps entertain the little ones on the way back to the city. Kind regards Debbie
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Alex wrote a review Feb 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely boat ride and a nice way to see and hear about brisbane. The sanctuary is great too with opportunities to feed kangaroo, see bird show, sheep dog show, touch a dingo - all in general admission. The only reason why we have chosen 4/5 is because we weren't able to get the
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drmrmom wrote a review Feb 2020
calgary, ab11 contributions
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The river cruise was nice, lots of good info about Brisbane. The sanctuary was awesome. Such a great experience. We would definitely recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MirimarCruises, Owner at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Thanks for the recommendation. We appreciate the time you have taken to give us a review. Kind regards Debbie
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931stacyg
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Lone Pines Express Koala Cruise
Arrive plenty early, finding parking and the pier can be confusing. Once aboard, the boat ride to the sanctuary wa
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canadakerri
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We used this company to go to Lone pine
The boat arrived on time at the library. Our captain was Michael and he was such a kind man. The ride up the river
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Explorer28631385656
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Highly Recommend
We thoroughly enjoyed the day, although it was raining. We had booked for the express cruise and woke up that morni
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E6308OGlaurab
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Highly recommended!
The boat trip was really nice, the driver stopped whenever someone wanted to take a picture and we arrived at the L
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kirstenp888
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Loved this tour
This was entirely worth every cent. We thoroughly enjoyed the boat tour up the river. It was very interesting to se
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imf119
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Excellent trip to wonderful place
Booked at fairly short notice. Each way we were the only ones on the express boat. Felt very safe with attentive
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293feliciai
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Good value for money, 2 activities in 1 trip
Departure location was easy to get to, especially if you are staying in the Brisbane CBD area. 2 hrs in Lone Pine w
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Bigfootbull
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Cool way to speed up the river.
Left on time, was a well nice to chillax and speed up the river. We took the express so we could arrive in time for
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jordanwallace004
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Extremely worth the money!
I am a student traveling alone so I am only trying to spend money where I have to. When I saw you could take a boat
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zschris
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Very smooth
Really professional. By far the best way to get to the sanctuary, 35mins, scenic and comfy. Price includes entry to
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John_Bogan
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Great Service
We were staying at Southbank, and even with a double pram, found it easy to get to the pick up location, and the dr
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MaryStanford
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Views and Koala’s!
Great option if short on time and want to ensure a ticket to meet a koala. We took the 9am, return at 12:15 and had
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Z9008PWsandras
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Express River Boat
We booked the Express River boat with Koala Sanctuary tickets direct online before leaving the UK, while on a cruis
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452robynd
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Great day out!
We had a wonderful day at Lone Pine! The boat ride there was great and I’d highly recommend it, especially if visit
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807MartinH807
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Nice tour, great Captain
THe river express is the way to go to the Sanctuary if you are a bit short of time. And the Captain was great.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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