Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane: Hours, Address, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Discover over 70 species of Australian native animals in a beautiful, natural bush setting at the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. Meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos, marvel at the playful platypus, and enjoy a full daily schedule of keeper talks and activities, including Sheep Dog Show and Wild Lorikeet Feeding. Amenities: free wiFi everywhere, parents' rooms & cafes.
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Janelle N
6 contributions
Dec 2021
A great place to visit for any age. Lots of koalas in trees in different areas to view close up. Large area where you can hangout and feed (bought at the sanctuary) kangaroos. Many different animals to observe.
Written January 11, 2022
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John S
Melbourne, Australia1,823 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
If a family planned to spend much of a day here, visit the exhibits and see all the shows perhaps they might not feel it's expensive, but we felt it was given the relatively short time it takes to see everything.
We'd also booked the koala hold for $29 per person and felt that was very expensive given that it lasted maybe a couple of minutes!
Written January 2, 2022
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PeterPilt
Mooloolaba, Australia659 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
If you want to cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and emus, get freaked out by birds of prey flying inches over your head, plus a whole lot more, then this is the place for you.

The shows were good. The layout was good. The staff were friendly.

The only negative was the lack of any level of variety of food available for lunch.

Apart from that. It was a great four hours.
Written January 1, 2022
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Belle Laurens
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Jan 2021
This is a staple in any Brisbane child's childhood. It is a cheaper, more personable version of Australia Zoo. Get up close with kangaroos and emus. There are also plenty of shows to learn about different animals. I'm not sure is this is still the case because the last time I went was about 8 or 9 years ago, but they used to let you hold animals like snakes or baby crocodiles after shows, free of charge. My favourite shows as a kid were the koala talk or the sheepdog show.
Written December 29, 2021
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KylieG76
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
Dec 2021
We love lone pine. We have a yearly pass and have been several times. It is good value for money. We recommend it for a great family day out.
Written December 17, 2021
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Cromansydney2
Drummoyne, Australia2,463 contributions
Jun 2021
My wife and I spent a few hours at Lone Pine. It was a very enjoyable experience.
There are lots of animals.
It was good to see that all animals had plenty room to roam around.
I highly recommend it.
Written August 17, 2021
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Sally J
12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed a really lovely day at Lone Pine.
Beautiful tropical grounds and friendly staff.
The animals are wonderful, so close to koalas, dingoes, Tassie devils, birds, etc.
The Raptor Bird Show and the Working Dog Show were great too.
We enjoyed feeding the roos and emus too.
Overall a very enjoyable day.
We will definitely be back!
Written August 16, 2021
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FionaSmith2018
Brisbane, Australia264 contributions
Jul 2021
A wonderful day trip to see Australian Wildlife close to Brisbane City. We travelled by bus from Brisbane CBD to directly to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The bus stops in the park, even closer than if you had to park your car if you drive yourself. A great place to see wildlife, and certainly a must do if you have children and are travelling. Good exhibits and easy to find and see the animals in the enclosures. One of the few places that you can see a platypus, and both were on display swimming in their enclosures on the visit. There is a farm show and a birds of prey display throughout the day. Due to COVID maps were not provided, but could be downloaded with show times. Show times were listed if you remembered to take a photo of the times for your benefit. I strongly recommend you do take note of the show times if COVID restrictions in place. You are able to walk within the kangaroo and emu enclosure and offer them food. The kangaroos are well fed and reluctant to take hand feeding during our visit. Best to visit not during school holidays which are busier and means a longer wait for admission.
Written July 31, 2021
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00GMF
Brisbane, Australia73 contributions
Jul 2021
After many years since our last visit we enjoyed a great 5 hours at the Sanctuary amongst these wonderful Australian animals from Koalas to Wombats. Staff are very friendly and informative and the grounds and enclosures are well maintained. Many opportunities to view Koalas and have a photo holding one (extra charge) to feeding the kangaroos. A must for tourists especially for overseas guests (when travel is permitted). Riverside Cafe open 7 days and reasonably priced limited menu or you can bring a picnic.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you for your 4-star review. We are delighted that you enjoyed exploring our 5-hectare free-range kangaroo reserve, interacting with our many kangaroos and wallabies. Our platypodes, and our Tasmanian devils, are certainly a favourite among guests. Wombats enjoy a daily snooze in their den, which is common for a nocturnal species. Our wombats also enjoy daily walks throughout the sanctuary with their keepers, which is great for exercise and mental stimulation, in addition to various enrichment activities within their exhibits. Hopefully, during your next visit, you will be lucky to catch them out on a walk!
Written August 31, 2021
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Janmaca
Brisbane, Australia41 contributions
May 2021
My 6 year Granddaughter and myself enjoyed a few hours at Lone Pine koala Sanctuary on May 2nd. Our first visit on our Annual Pass. Looking forward to future visits, I see the City Bus stops at the door which will be wonderful.
The highlights were many however the Koala Photos and Kangaroos were favourites.
Written May 8, 2021
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Thank you for your 5-star review. It is always lovely to hear from our Yearly Pass members, and we are pleased that you find our passes to be of great value. Lone Pine is located 12km from Brisbane City and is accessible via two TRANSlink bus routes and the Mirimar Cruise. For those driving in we also have free parking, and drop off points for cabs and ride-share programs. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written July 30, 2021
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