Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 85 years of experience and 130 koalas. In 2015, Lone Pine was inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for five consecutive years of excellence. Interact with 100 species of Australian animals, with hands-on experiences and presentations. Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or get cuddly with a beautiful koala. Lone Pine is also home to two platypus, residing in a AUD $1 million exhibit, who will entertain you with their playful antics. Catch all the action in the Bird of Prey Free Flight show, or enjoy a real Australian outback farm experience at the daily Sheepdog show, performed by experienced award-winning sheepdog handlers and their loyal dogs. Relax and take in the beautiful surroundings, while you use the free WiFi available all throughout the park. Planning Brisbane trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Cruising up the river was a great way to arrive at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The walk up from the dock tests the legs but the magic of seeing the animals soon takes over. Apart from the animals in...  more »
  • Highly rate this venue. So many koalas around. Clean and tidy and reasonably priced and if your like me and need a koala fix this is the Place. Loved every minute from the ferry ride to the holding....  more »
  • If you are looking for a great place to see Koala’s, this is it! Location is not far from Brisbane main city and staff are friendly. Very busy on weekends and holidays. You can purchase tickets on line for discount prices. Lots of Koala’s to view. You can get very close to them and pay extra to hold them. Also have other Australian animals like birds or prey and dog shows. However, Koala’s are the main attraction. Recommend coming when they are being fed, around 1pm, as they are very active. Great day out and would recommend for families.
  • Lovely place to spend an hour or two. The koalas are so cute. You could take a pic with them (25 $). The best part of the park is feeding the Kangaroos. This is an adorable exercise. It's great to watch a bird show and also the dogs at the sheep ranch. The specially trained dogs put on a beautiful show of rounding up the sheep and herding them towards a specific place . The souvenir shop is cute with it's display of gift items. A special thanks to all the staff who run this place. Your dedication is awesome. Overall a lovely experience. A must when you are in Brisbane.

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