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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  • The staff was friendly and had the best service. The place was clean and well kept. It has a nice environment. I had a great time there. Will love to come again  more »
  • We spent couple of hours here during an excursion and this pkace is well wpryh a visit. Lots of animals to see very close up including a semi tame dingo puppy aged 6months who quite enjoyed having her...  more »
  • Fun place. Must support. Supporting these places helps these animals. Great for kids, definitely recommend for kids. Was unable to hold koala because that was booked up, so maybe there’s an option to ...  more »
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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. We love animals, and this may be our favorite zoo in the WORLD. (We've been to SF, Oakland, San Antonio, Houston, Washington DC, Lyon France, & other famous zoos. All are much bigger, but access to unusual animals is king here.) Hanging out with the kangaroos, petting them like dogs (& sometimes getting licked on the arm - if we're lucky!), is phenomenal. You can also pet the emus (they like a gentle neck rub), & watch the koala moms get energized (with babies on their backs) as fresh eucalyptus arrives in the afternoons. Members can come back again & again, with 50 ct bags of kangaroo food (vs $2 normally). You can get so close to beautiful birds of prey, swarms of loud hungry lorakeets, and darling flying foxes (BIG BIG bats, preen the inside of their amazing wings, hang right-side-up to poop, etc.). The young people who work here are also wonderful. The world is so fortunate that someone has domesticated all these fantastic kangaroos and educates large groups of humans about how special these various species are. A photo opp with a beautiful koala is also a special souvenir.
  • It was easy to get to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The journey was not that far although it was out from the city area. The staff was friendly and had the best service. The place was clean and well kept. It has a nice environment. I had a great time there. Nice environment and service! Will love to come again :)
  • My visit was as a parent chaperone with my daughter's primary school. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the animals kept in the zoo. It's not a very big zoo, and as the name suggests, it is primarily a koala sanctuary. You can also see some reptiles, platypus, dingoes, kangaroos, birds and some farm animals. It caters for school trips and tourists alike. Some facilities are looking a little dated, but there is some renovation happening at the moment (March 2018). All in all it is a Brisbane favourite that has been around for many years (I was a visitor as a preschooler!)
  • Easy to get to from Brisbane city with car . Very big car park . It has a lot of kangaroos and koalas , it has a big area for just the kangaroos where you can go and touch/ feed / take close pictures with them. Can also take extra service for holding Koalas and take pictures with them. The rest of the zoo are birds and some other rare animals . Personally I think the Price is a bit much . But then you most probably only visit once .
  • Amazing visit... The work you guys do is brilliant. The talks were great and the "exhibits" all looked really healthy and had great environment. Well done!!

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