Koala and River Cruise by Mirimar Cruises

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This popular Koala and River cruise has been taking visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years and is a "must do" experience while in Brisbane. Cruise through Brisbane's most historic landscapes, iconic attractions, historical home sites and interesting wildlife habitats as you listen to an entertaining and informative commentary - the Captain will amaze you with his local knowledge.

Enjoy three hours exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary before cruising back to the city. Lone Pine is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. Meet over 130 koalas, hand feed kangaroos, experience an Australian sheep dog and sheep shearing show, spy on a shy platypus swimming and see the amazing birds of prey show. You can even hold a koala!

This relaxing and enjoyable cruise on the Brisbane River is a great way to travel to and from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Please contact the operator for details on available cruises and departure locations.

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Koala and River Cruise

Looking for a cruise experience that is uniquely Australian? Climb aboard the brand new Mirimar II for an Australian 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 that are only accessible by boat.

This popular journey has been taking visitors to Lone Pine for over 60 years and is a "must do" experience while in Brisbane. See breathtaking modern mansions and historic Queenslander homes. Listen to an entertaining narrated journey, the captain will amaze you with his local knowledge. Sample delicious freshly made Queensland food prepared from their ultra modern cruise boat, and of course, cuddle a koala!

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