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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
6,651 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This sanctuary is well run. You can hold a Koala, and feed the Kangaroos. There are many tropical birds to see, and it is with it to see the parakeets feed. There is a lovely picnic area outside the p...  more »
  • This is the best place to see and interact with the native Australian wildlife. There are LOTS of koalas to watch. You can have a picture taken with one or hold one. One important piece of advice: if ...  more »
  • This is a good zoo, but for me the main attraction is holding a koala and feeding the kangaroos. Arrive early (plenty of parking) and go to the store in the center of the park to up for the photo with...  more »
Google
  • Gotta love koalas. I got to hold one for the first time! And boy, what an experience! Too bad my photo did not turn out as I expected it to be. The staff were in a hurry to shoot and take the koala off of my grip! But overall I enjoyed every minute of my visit. Very laid-back atmosphere indeed. Not the usual crowded, too-much-to-see and things to do places.
  • By far the best sanctuary and wildlife place I have been too. They look after their animals and the dog show is great. The lorikeet feeding event at 4pm is a must. I would go here over Australia zoo any day. Please visit these guys and support their efforts. You wont regret it!
  • Came here as an inclusion as part of a city tour of Brisbane. Had two hours here which was time to go around the whole place twice and sample the food in the cafe. Absolutely amazing! Very happy with the enclosures - animal welfare seems to be at the forefront of the staff's ethos here. Lots of places for animals to hide which meant a few weren't visible or you had to look really hard for them but this means they can be as close to life in the wild as possible. Plenty of opportunities for getting a bit closer to the animals with numerous talk and feed times and you could easily spend longer here. The staff we spoke to were very friendly and knowledgeable. Highlight was seeing both duck billed platypus swimming around their enclosures. LOADS of koalas! Quite a few were very active when we were there - between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Would definitely go again if back over here (on holiday from England!) Would be there all the time if lived closer.
  • Love this place. Always take overseas visitors. It is expensive, especially for souvenirs and photos. Kangaroo feeding was the best part although they were very well fed and weren’t overly interested in our food! Still lots of photo opportunities and animals are well looked after and happy and healthy.
  • Lovely place!!! I really recommend here!!! We can feed kangaroos. It’s really lovely!!! They will bite fingers sometimes when we feed them. It is not hurt for adult. But be careful with your child. And be gentle:)

Plan your trip to Brisbane

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary by other users

2 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM ESTONIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM ESTONIA October, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane BY A USER FROM MYANMAR December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MYANMAR December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 53 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM INDIA January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans