Koala & River Cruise - RETURN CRUISE

Koala & River Cruise - RETURN CRUISE

Brisbane City Queensland

DURATION - 5.5 Hours


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What we will do

Brisbane's only river cruise to the world famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The Koala and River cruise is the most relaxed, interesting and enjoyable way to travel to the world's largest and oldest Koala Santuary. The cruise takes you 19 kilometres upstream along the Brisbane river through some of the city's most attractive suburbs and interesting wildlife habitats. You'll learn all about Brisbane as the captain will amaze you with his local knowledge during an entertaining commentary on the way to Lone Pine.

Once you arrive at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, you will have 3 hours to explore the park where you can hand feed kangaroos and emus, experience an authentic Australian sheep dog and sheep shearing show, spy on a shy platypus swimming, see the amazing birds of prey and have photos taken cuddling a koala. After that, re-board the vessel for leisurely cruise back into Brisbane.
Koala & River Cruise - RETURN CRUISE
Koala & River Cruise - RETURN CRUISE

Where we will be

You'll board Mirimar II in Brisbane's Southbank district where you'll find the the boat at the Cultural Centre Pontoon which is located on the boardwalk in front of the State Library.

Boarding commences at 9.30am with a 10.00am departure.  

The return trip to the city departs Lone Pine Jetty at 2.15 pm sharp arriving back at the Cultural Centre Pontoon at 3.30 pm.

Brisbane City 4000 Queensland. See map.

About your guide

Mirimar Cruises
Hey, I'm Mirimar Cruises
This popular Brisbane river cruise has been taking locals and visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years and is a must do experience while in Brisbane. Our Koala and River Cruise is the PERFECT way to get up close and personal with Australias cuddliest creatures while enjoying the sights and sounds of Brisbanes most attractive waterfront suburbs, ONLY accessible by boat.

Great times and great memories await you So what are you waiting for? Book your Koala and River Cruise today!

Guest requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Concession= Pensioners with valid Australian Pensioners Card. Seniors aged 65 years and over with valid Australian or overseas ID to prove age.

Students= 14-17 year olds or Students with valid Australian or Overseas Student ID

Concession/pensioners and students must show card on boarding

Know before you go
  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Please arrive at the Collection Point 15 minutes prior to cruise departure.
  • Weather Dependent: Indoor - N/A
  • Spectators: This experience is not suitable for spectators
  • Animals Allowed: No Animals Allowed
  • Food and drink is available for purchase on this trip.


Heres what to expect on your Koala and River Cruise:

  • Depart from a convenient location and leave the city behind on a relaxing cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Enjoy an informative commentary as you glide along Brisbanes waterfront, from the bustle of the citys skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions
  • Indulge in homemade morning teas, lunch and snacks (own expense) from our on-board cafe.
  • 3 hours to spend exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can hand feed kangaroos and emus, experience an authentic Australian sheep dog in action, spy on a shy platypus swimming, see the amazing birds of prey. Yes and have photos taken holding a koala!
Holding koala photos subject to availability through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Departure/Return Location
Cultural Centre Pontoon Southbank Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101
What to wear
Casual attire.
Return cruise to and from Brisbane with commentary
Entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Free Wi-Fi access on board vessel
Not Included
Travel Insurance
Hotel pick-up and drop off

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