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

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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from S$87.92 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 22 Jun 2020
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Covid safe plan in operation
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6196KOALA
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Round-trip cruise • General Admission into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Exclusions
Food and drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
Inclusions
Round-trip cruise • General Admission into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Exclusions
Food and drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cultural Centre Public Pontoon
    Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
    The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    The Brisbane River
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Cultural Centre Public Pontoon
    Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
    The pontoon is located on the riverside boardwalk, just outside the Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Cultural precinct, Southbank.
    See address & details
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Stewart B
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
World class attraction in Brisbane
Just done Tuesday cruise and Lone Pine visit. Sparkling day on the water with a perfect autumn Brissie day. Water was dead flat, very smooth cruise. Lots of interesting sites on the river, not available for viewing any other way. Good engaging crew and enjoyed the fresh scones. Good commentary on the way there but slim dusty on the way back, well.....

Lone Pine was quiet but fantastic. There must be more than one hundred koalas there to see, up close. Enclosures were well maintained. The bird show was incredible

One cafe currently closed but cafe just outside served great wraps and toasted sandwiches. Eating area must have one of the most peaceful river views available in Brissie

5 hr trip all up and enjoyed every minute. Two points on Brisbane river. New indooroopilly bike path is a huge over water construction. River as brown as ever. Obviously not caused by the dredging by the concrete plant that got shut down 6 years ago.
Written 20 April 2021
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Di_Mick78
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
Excellent Tour
Mar 2021
Our initial tour date needed to be changed due to numbers but we were able to accommodate the change. The tour we undertook was brilliant - the one hour river trip to the sanctuary was accompanied by excellent, informative commentary and the crew were very efficient and friendly. The sanctuary was very good and certainly worth a visit - very clean and well organised, very friendly staff. Overall, we had a great time and highly recommend this tour - a must if you are visiting Brisbane.
Written 22 March 2021
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MirimarCruises
It so great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for the high recommendation as well. We appreciate your support in these difficult times for the tourism industry. Kind regards Debbie
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Ron R
1 contribution
A great day on the water and at the Koala Park.
Dec 2020 • Couples
How can you go past holding a koala as the highlight? Also the Miramar boat cruise to the Lone Pine with the commentary was great and the coolness on the water on a hot day was most welcome. Being subjected to David Williamson's droning on the return trip maybe could be reviewed? We enjoyed both the Birds of Prey" and "Sheep Dog" show and the presenters were very knowledgeable about their subjects and very pleasant and welcoming. A breath day.
Written 23 December 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you for your 5 star reveiw and kind words. We love hearing how much you enjoyed your day with us. I will have a little mention to the skipper to mix up the music a little on the way back to the city! Cheers Deb
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Naomi
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Great day out
Oct 2020 • Friends
The cruise with Mirimar was fantastic. So much history and interesting facts about Brisbane and the river. The staff on board were amazing. In fact everything about the cruise was amazing. Thank you very much!
Lone Pine Sanctuary was bigger than expected with lots of beautiful creatures! The enclosures were all immaculate and stimulating for the animals. The animals all seemed very happy 🙂
Written 28 October 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback, we really appreciate here this and I will pass on your kind words to our wonderful staff. Kind regards Debbie
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GilB
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Awesome day out
Sep 2020
Had an amazing time, lovely friendly staff and the kangaroos were my highlight - definitely recommend
Written 10 October 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thanks for the recommendation and great to hear you had an amazing time, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the day with us. Kind regards Debbie
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Guillaume R
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
Totally worth it package!
Sep 2020
We did a last minute booking and despite the very low amount of people for the cruise, they did it. It was an awesome experience! The crew is very nice and professional. We are living here for 2 years but we learned a lot of things all along the trip on the river. It's definitely worth it , no matter if you are here for 2 days or since 10! Thanks again to the crew! And the sanctuary is very nice, with all the specific animals from Australia, including hundreds of Koala!
Written 14 September 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you so much for writing this review, we really appreciate the support in these quiet times. Kind regards Debbie
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Jaffacake
34 contributions
Lovely day out
We took the Miramar cruise to the koala sanctuary as a family. It was extremely informative and the crew couldn’t have been better - very friendly and helpful. On the way to the sanctuary there was an interesting commentary over the speakers and we learnt quite a bit about the area. The sanctuary itself isn’t too big and ideal for a couple of hours walk around before getting back to the boat for the return journey. Thankyou for a great day.
Written 30 August 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this review. We really appreciate this. Kind regards Debbie
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Carol P
Sao Paulo, SP4 contributions
Amazinh
Amazing services! Friendly stuff! I loved everything!!! We had so much fun and day with these guys!!!
Written 15 August 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Great to hear you had a fun day out with us. Kind regards Debbie
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Himesh
32 contributions
Koala heaven
Jan 2020
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.
Written 20 June 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thanks for your kind feedback and great to hear you enjoyed your day with us.
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Brandan S
North Palm Beach, FL3 contributions
Even great on a Rainy day
Mar 2020 • Couples
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 recommend this to anyone and everyone!
Written 12 March 2020
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MirimarCruises
Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. Regards Debbie
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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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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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Very smooth
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Great Service
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