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1 Day Koala Sanctuary and Brisbane River Cruise - Mirimar Cruises

4.5 (2 reviews)



  • Board the brand-new Mirimar II for an unforgettable adventure
  • Explore Brisbane's attractive waterfront suburbs by boat
  • Spend 3 hours at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary 
  • Get up close and personal with Australia's cuddliest creatures
  • Encounter 130 koalas, hand-feed kangaroos, witness sheep dog and sheep shearing shows
  • Spot a shy platypus swimming 
  • Have the opportunity to hold a koala
  • Convenient departure point in the heart of the city
  • Entertaining narrated journey with the knowledgeable Captain 
  • See iconic attractions, modern mansions, and historic Queenslander homes along the riverfront


  • Brisbane River Cruise
  • Entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 


Day 1: Koala and River Cruise

Looking for a cruise experience that is uniquely Australian? Climb aboard the brand-new Mirimar II for an Aussie adventure, like no other. A Koala and River Cruise is the perfect way to get up close and personal with Australia's cuddliest creatures while enjoying the sights and sounds of Brisbane's most attractive waterfront suburbs, only accessible by boat.

Meals: None


Pickups / Departures

Departs: Daily. Boarding commences at 8.30 am for a 9.00 am departure from The Cultural Centre Pontoon (located on the boardwalk in front of the Queensland State Library

Return: Arrival back to the city at 2.45 pm

The boat is not available on April 25, May 28, 29, 30, 31 and also on Christmas Day



Homemade snacks and drinks 
Licensed bar
Professional Photo of holding a koala


4.5 (2 reviews)
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Guillaume J. 24 Oct 2023
The cruise is very nice with explanations of what we see on the banks. A lot of great animals to see and experience in the sanctuary are memories for life.
Tabatha 22 Aug 2023
The river cruise was great. Excellent commentary and cheap refreshments on board. The stay at the Koala Sanctuary was too long.

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1 Day Koala Sanctuary And Brisbane River Cruise - Mirimar Cruises

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