Friday, June 15, 2012

Mirimar Cruises + Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary




"All aboard, Mirimar II"
Today ambassadors are taking Mirimar II to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary



Operated for 75 years,
Mirimar Cruises departs from Cultural Centre Pontoon daily at 10AM



Mirimar II is an ultra modern cruise boat complete with onboard catering
Right now, Deckhand Matt is making us breakfast..



Tasty Bacon Egg Cheese Muffin



"Coin soccer" challenge accepted, at the comfortable cafe onboard



Enjoying the Narrated Journey along Brisbane River with Captain Rob






Captain Rob let us have a go at the Cockpit!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Claire (China)!



Lily (Vietnam) watches too much Twilight



CRUISE PRICE
Adult $65
Concession $57.50
Children $38
Family $190
(Include round trip cruise and entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)



Arrival at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
708 Jesmond Street
Fig Tree Pocket

ENTRY PRICE
Adult $33
Student $24
Family Pass $80

Let me (an Asian) do the mathematics for you
This means, a two-way Mirimar Cruise is..
Adult $32
Student $33.50
Family Pass $110



Sleepy Koalas



Silly Roos

DO YOU KNOW
The word "kangaroo" came from the Aboriginal word "gangurru"?
Kangaroos are also adept swimmers, and often flee into waterways if threatened by a predator.



Yiki (Hong Kong) feeding a hungry Kangaroo



Look! There's a Joey in her pouch!



Lily plays with her new pet Emu



Cuddling with Koalas

DO YOU KNOW
Like wombats and sloths, the koala has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 16 to 18 hours a day, sleeping most of that time.



King Hussain (Saudi Arabia) displays his paternal instincts



Miniature Horse



Reptiles



Cassowary

DO YOU KNOW
Cassowaries are a keystone species of rain forests because they eat fallen fruit whole and distribute seeds across the jungle floor via excrement



Crocodiles



James running away from Kim Jong Kook...
NOT.. We were on our way to catch the Animal Shows!



Bird of Prey Flight Show





Sheep Dog Show





Sheep Shearing Show



Yiki poses with the "naked' sheep



watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLsTGwIKNAo



Eve (Thailand) welcomes all back aboard Mirimar II





Oh Captain, my Captain!



FIN!


MORE INFO
Mirimar Cruises
http://www.mirimar.com/
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
http://www.koala.net/

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1 comment:

Tommy (@discoverbooktravel.blogspot.com) said...

Wow..nice pics..we were there too..jus written a review of the cruise..still have to find time to write about the actual lone pine sanctury visit. ;)