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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Jesmond Rd | Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane, Queensland 4069, Australia
61 7 3378 1366
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Ranked #2 of 151 attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Lone Pine Koala Santuary in Brisbane is a wonderful place to visit for all the family if you're interested in Australian fauna. It's one of the few... more »
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lone pine koala sanctuary was really a sanctuary for all koala lovers like my sister and I. We had a blast there getting up close to so many cute koalas and also learnt a lot about koalas while we were there. The place is also great as it lets you get up close to a lot of other different animals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was surprised that the sanctuary was compact and very walk able from one end to the other. It wont take parents and children long to get round the site. At admissions we were given a leaflet of all the events that were on during the day and a map. The events ran from 9.45 am until 4.00pm and quite... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was in Brisbane for work, but had a day between when I arrived and when I needed to start working to help acclimate myself to the 14 hour time difference. I took the Mirimar cruise up to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, as I didn't have my own transport and didn't feel like paying for a cab, or figuring... More

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Definitely well worth going to see. It's essentially a good zoo, with the addition of a big field where kangaroos/wallabies, etc run free with the visitors. I'd say they get the balance right between letting you get up close to the animals, and not freaking them out if they are tired or fed-up. The kangaroo field, for example, has a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a nice morning here. The one time on our Australia trip we got to cuddle a Koala and hand feed Kangaroos. The place itself is well kept and pleasantly soft sell as compared to many other zoos and parks. Very little waiting, small crowds, worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit if you are in Brisbane. Not only amazing to see and hold the Koalas but there is also an area where you can feed Kangaroos and see lots of other animals. Had a picture with the Koala which was a great memento from my travels in Australia! Went to other places on my travels (Australia Zoo... More

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Wamuran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After 60 years I revisited Lone Pine Sanctuary and had my photo taken again with a koala (maybe a great-great-great-great grandchild of the one in the first photo?) I hope this place stays open for another 60 years, so that future generations can still see a koala, they are becoming an endangered species in the wild in south east Queensland.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time at this attraction. The highlight, especially for the girls, had to be the baby koala's. There were also plenty of other animals to see and we have a picture with a koala as a nice memento of the day.

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love koalas, so this was the right place to visit! You can hold a koala and have your picture with one. There are different exhibits of koalas here. There is an area to interact and feed kangaroos. Other Australian animals are on display here too, such as Tasmanian devils, platypus, and dingos. They have short shows such as Birds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I originally came here just wanting to hold a koala and get the standard picture. It does cost around $16 for the photo and I think around $30 for admission. You don't have to get the photo with admission. Overall, the sanctuary is a lot like other zoos in America with a couple exceptions causing me to give it 4... More

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