Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • My wife and I spent a few hours at Lone Pine. It was a very enjoyable experience. There are lots of animals. It was good to see that all animals had plenty room to roam around. I highly recommend.....  more »
  • We enjoyed a really lovely day at Lone Pine. Beautiful tropical grounds and friendly staff. The animals are wonderful, so close to koalas, dingoes, Tassie devils, birds, etc. The Raptor Bird Show and....  more »
  • A wonderful day trip to see Australian Wildlife close to Brisbane City. We travelled by bus from Brisbane CBD to directly to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The bus stops in the park, even closer than...  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.
  • This is the most famous and the largest preservative koala area around the world. Of course, there are all kinds of wild animals in the sanctuary , such as kangaroos, emu....It took you four hours to visit the whole setting. Besides , you also hug and embrace the cute koala which is so furry and chubby. So terrific experience! How fabulous it is! Haha, I feel satisfied with the treasure time when I touched the lovely animal-koala and took a shots with them. Moreover, you can buy kangaroo’ food to feed them and take a pictures with them ! So funny they are ! Therefore I strongly recommend that it be your priority and a must to visit.
  • One of the best zoos I've ever been to. It's a great experience to meet kangaroos and wallabies. I also really liked the shows, like the predator birds and sheep dog shows. Koalas were cute, we even saw a baby. The park is big. The admission fee was not that expensive. Everything was perfect.
  • I absolutely loved it. Best day during my time in Australia. If you can go there, go! You can cuddle with a koala and they also have a huge are which is like a pet zoo but with kangaroos. So you can make a lot of pictures with them and they are absolutely awesome! And they have so many koalas there! Also a lot of baby koalas which are super cute!

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