Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • We spent about an hour here. It’s a nice wildlife park and I’m sure that the people working there do their best, but the place was too crowded and people seemed desperate to touch a koala. They rotate...  more »
  • Being referred to as the 'World's Oldest Koala Sanctuary', it is a wonderful place to hangout with friends or family or even a solo trip. Yo can easily spend the day visiting a wide range of animals a...  more »
  • I do agree with most people here and I did enjoy my visit to lone pine koala sanctuary. Getting this close to koalas, birds, kangaroos and other animals is great and certainly an experience in it. How...  more »
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  • WOW! What a fabulous day out. My wife and I are first time visitors to Australia and we wanted to see all of the classic animals we have seen on TV for years. We got close up and personal with koalas and kangaroos and we attended several very interesting talks by the very knowledgeable staff. The highlight for me was seeing a duck billed platypus; an animal I have been interested in for a lifetime. If you are reading this review and you want a great day out The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is brilliant! Andrew and Gail Kirby Shropshire England
  • Absolutely loved our visit here! Mr 2 was our tour guide, we followed his feet and had a great time. Not too huge to do in a day and a great day out. Beautiful bushland location. Affordable pricing. Much more than koala's to see too.
  • The kangaroos where definitely our highlight! The staff where very friendly and helpful, I went in thinking why would anyone buy a season pass? You’ve seen it once why again?? I know fully understand why people would, I would have paid the extra $ for a season pass just to visit the kangaroos if I had known this before hand.
  • I have been here twice, it's always worth a visit. The facilities are great and clean. Maybe bring your own food because buying something there is quite expensive. It costs additional money to either hold a koala, snake or raptor. The shows are really nice and even kids like to watch them (my kids were 2 and 4 and they were really excited!)
  • Nice place to visit for those who don't care about animal rights. Kangaroos seem drugged probably not to bother people and you can freely touch them and do whatever you want with them. There's no fence or any supervision. Feel the same with the koalas with people queuing to pet them & take pictures. Also there aren't any signs to advise not to feed the animals, make noise or take pictures with flash which could irritate them. It didn't feel like a sanctuary to me but more like animal exploitation to gain money.

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