Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

4.5
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 toke an Uber from Brisbane downtown and got to Lone Pine in about 20 mins, we opted for the afternoon visit since we were not interested in the pictures holding the Koala, if you are you may want t...  more »
  • We enjoyed the hour long narrated river boat tour leading to and from the Sanctuary. Boat staff friendly and knowledgeable. The sanctuary is something everyone should visit. It is not a large location...  more »
  • 2nd time we have been here. This time I was very disappointed. There were less animals. The kangaroo area is half the size it was. The roos were well fed so was a waste of money buying food for the fe...  more »
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  • Great place. Lots of koalas. Wife really loved it. Easy to get to. Recommend coming early in the day so you can make the most of the $38 per adult and do the cruise and sheep dog and farm animals. We only spent 2 hours but I think coming earlier is better especially if you have kids. Staff are nice always off to take pics. Nice place.
  • This is a place everyone has to visit when they come to Brisbane. You will enjoy a great time bonding with the animals and nature which is worth every penny. Simply just having a picnic or going on the cruise are just a small part of the overall fun in this place. We came here during our honeymoon and really enjoyed feeding the parakeets and kangaroos. It was also our first time carrying and taking photos with a real koala which was a treat. Having said that, it would be wise to ensure the tables and chairs outside are clean. Obviously you will get birds and reptiles chilling there while leaves will fall on the tables and chairs too. We will definitely come again in the future when we have the chance.
  • One of must visit place in Brisbane to interact with native Australian animals, specially Kangaroos and Koalas. This place is great and enjoyable for all ages. Kids loved this place as they could touch and feed the animals. They also had a chance to cuddle a Koala for a photograph for the cost of $20. Besides, there were many activities for children. Before visiting, better to have a look at their website to see daily scheduled activities. Can book online and also can purchase tickets at the entrance. Worth buying a yearly pass so can visit any time with kids..
  • My sister & I really enjoyed our visit. There is much more to see than just koalas. Particularly enjoyed the Birds of Prey show. We didn’t pay to cuddle a koala, but if you’re patient you can wait to stroke one & a handler will take photos with your camera/mobile for free. You can also hand feed kangaroos. We also enjoyed the best Hot Chips in the whole of Brisbane. The Sanctuary does smell a bit but you soon get used to it. We took the bus to get there which was easy and cheap.
  • I have been visiting Lone Pine koala sanctuary for 11 years now, and have seen vast improvements to the whole place. It is educational, interesting, very well maintained and all areas are easily accessible. Staff are attentive and friendly ,considering the volume of visitors they get. I always have a lovely time when I visit and come back with some awesome photos, as it is very easy to see into the enclosures. The rescue and preservation work they do is so important to the welfare of koalas. It is a dreadful fact that they are in grave danger of becoming extinct in the wild in my lifetime. Thank you for all the work you do .
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