Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is located just 12km south of Central Brisbane. It is an animal sanctuary that houses over 130 koalas. Visitors can also hold a koala, hand-feed a kangaroo, or view dozens of other animals from Australia.

The Sanctuary is a quick 25 minute drive from Central Brisbane and is worth your time. It is open year-round from 9am to 5pm. Daily tickets are available for purchase at the door, and cost approximately $35 Australian Dollars for adults and $20 for children.

 
Pet the kangaroos and hold koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane.

Pet the kangaroos and hold koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane.

Lone Pine is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary.

Lone Pine is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary.

The Sanctuary has several open pens where you can view koalas, who are typically sleeping.

The Sanctuary has several open pens where you can view koalas, who are typically sleeping.

You can’t touch the koalas while they are in their pens, but there are scheduled times throughout the day where you can hold one for a good photo opportunity.

You can’t touch the koalas while they are in their pens, but there are scheduled times throughout the day where you can hold one for a good photo opportunity.

The kangaroo pen is an open area where you can interact with the kangaroos. Food is available for purchase.

The kangaroo pen is an open area where you can interact with the kangaroos. Food is available for purchase.

The animals are very curious, mainly because they think you have food.

The animals are very curious, mainly because they think you have food.

All of the kangaroos are tame, and most allow you to walk right up to them.

All of the kangaroos are tame, and most allow you to walk right up to them.

You don’t need food to draw them in, you just need to act like you have food.

You don’t need food to draw them in, you just need to act like you have food.

The Sanctuary is actually a small zoo, with several other animals and reptiles on display.

The Sanctuary is actually a small zoo, with several other animals and reptiles on display.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a quick 20-25 minute drive from Central Brisbane. It is definitely worth your time.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a quick 20-25 minute drive from Central Brisbane. It is definitely worth your time.

 

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