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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

(4.5/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our Brisbane itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • We visited Lone Pine during a cruise ship stop in Brisbane. Our schedule did not allow us to use the City Cat Ferry and the Miramar cruise for the round trip, but we did that to get to Lone Pine and t...  more »
  • This is a must for anyone who loves animals. Not only do you get to see Koalas from a very close range, but the array of other animals, birds and reptiles is excellent. If you want to hold a Koala and...  more »
  • Small Sanctuary offering hands on experiences. We bought discounted tickets online and saved several dollars. They also honored the tickets on a Sunday when we had purchased them for Monday. This was ...  more »
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  • If you've got visitors from overseas, Lone Pine is worth a visit. The facilities are in great condition and there's plenty of parking. Check the website for the presentation times as these are well worth going to. If you don't make it to any of the presentations there's still plenty to see. A great selection of birds and animals and you can even feed and pat kangaroos and emus! The park has good free wireless coverage and plenty of spots with power and USB chargers available if your phone is getting a little low on the juice too. Thumbs up to whoever made that happen.
  • definetly worth a visit if you're in brisbane. the Animals are so cute and well taken care of. the keepers are well informed and there's so much to learn from them. to keep a look out for the feeding and show timings.
  • Had a very good experience here. Military discount, free Wi-Fi, friendly staff and you get to hug koala's n kangaroo's.
  • Way better than I expected. Arrived by Ferry and left by bus. Both good services. There is a very steep path from the the wharf to the park. Not sure how the ferry people let people know if they can't make it. The park runs reasonably. Like all such places the admission costs are steep. Maybe zoo keeprs are all millionaires! Decent value though. Lone Pine has been a classic for years, but this was my first visit. I am not unhappy with the experience, but it will probably be a one-off for me.
  • Best place in Brisbane to cuddle koalas and kangaroos and learn lots of other Australian wildlife. Sheep dogs show is one of the best, try to not miss it, when there! It is worth to support this place and spent money there.