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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Pass
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Pass
From $27.71*
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Discover over 100 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...more
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708 Jesmond Rd | Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane, Queensland 4069, Australia
+61 7 3378 1366
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Being from the US, seeing koalas and kangaroos was definitely on our list of "to-do's" while in Australia. Friends who are residents of Brisbane took us to Lone Pine and we thoroughly enjoyed our morning. Avoiding a huge crowded zoo and being able to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank des124
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit if an animal lover. Family friendly & informative. It was lovely interacting with the animals & the staff taking extra photos for you.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lindseygotcha
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been repeat annual family pass members and taken overseas visitors here to feed the roos and hold a koala and even a lovely olive python. The animals are top priority, stimulated and healthy. Great staff and a lovely experience that doesn't overwhelm younger and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started early as it was a 31 degree Brisbane day. There is thankfully loads of shade throughout the park from all the trees, which makes even a hot day manageable. There is also air conditioned areas throughout like the Platypus and reptile areas and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SarahL733
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kids LOVE visiting this place ❤️ They get the opportunity to eat up close and personal with Australian native animals 🦘 🐨 🇦🇺

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Darwinfoodcritic
Reviewed 6 days ago

The place is very ideal for a family day trip, no need to spend the whole day, 4-5 hours would be enough to complete the tour. Surprisingly, it is almost covered entirely with the shades of trees, make it a pleasure to visit even in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nchh13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There were so many koalas here, Tasmania devils sleeping in logs, beautiful birds in little habitats, even emus you could walk right up to. You can take your picture with one and they don’t rush you and let you take photos with your device (although...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thetipsymermaid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hugging Koala and feeding kangaroos, what’s not to love! Worth getting tickets online for 10% discount. You can’t visit Bris and not have this on your to do list.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Swerves007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice with our kids last winter. It was great and compares very favorably with Taronga Zoo in Sydney for access to local Australian animals. The bird show and dog show were both good and getting up close to the animals made it better.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mjbxyz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is Brilliantly Situated on the River. A Good Day Out For All the Family. So many Koala's. Enjoyed the Sheep Dog Show- Well Done Terry For That. Wish we had had more time there. Would Certainly Visit Again.

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 23, 2018|
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Response from LonePineKoala | Property representative |
Hi there. Our daily talks and shows occur every half an hour throughout the day, for 10-15 minutes each. You can find the schedule on our website, underneath the 'Visitor Info' tab. We hope you enjoy your visit to Lone Pine.
November 28, 2018|
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Response from LonePineKoala | Property representative |
Hi there. Yes, we do offer daily pass or yearly pass gift vouchers via our website. They are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
Selina S
November 10, 2018|
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Response from LonePineKoala | Property representative |
Hi Selina. Yes - our concession price includes local, national or international students with a valid student photo ID.
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane -extra tours (4 Replies)
Has anyone done any of the extra tours - i am interested in the "Koala Encounter" or the Behind the Scenes" tours but as I am on my own the single price is $150 and $300 respectively. Are they both good value for what you pay?
June 21, 2016|
Response fromsweetbiscuit21|
I haven't done it, sorry. It seems like a lot of money, but if you are animal mad, then you have the opportunity to get very up close and personal with the animals. Value for money is different for different people. Cheers.
Day tour in Brisbane (2 Replies)
We complete our cruise & land tour of New Zealand and Australia in Brisbane and have one free day with nothing planned. Can anyone suggest a half day or full day trip to see the local sights that would include the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary? Any opinions on the cruise and koala sanctuary tour offered by Viator? Thanks in advance, Norm
May 08, 2017|
Response fromAmoMondo|
Lone Pine is lobely but I would use the public bus rather than the cruise as it takes so much time and will eat in to your day quite a lot. Southbank is a lovely area to have a stroll. There is a rainforest section (quite small but still interesting), walk along the riverbank, restaurants cafes and above all GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). Art is my thing but not modern art. GOMA just blew me away. There is also the Queensland Art Gallery and a Museum too. To experience Brisbane by water...More
Alan Y
Melbourne, Australia
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (2 Replies)
Hi, My and my girlfriend are travelling to Brisbane for a couple of days in December, before heading to Sydney for a few days. I've read about Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and understand that you have to pay $15 to hug a koala and have photo taken with them. I know they probably don't allow it, but is it possible to take photos with your own camera? We really wanna hold a koala and take photos with our camera. Do you think they would allow it if you pay the $15? I don't really need a...More
October 30, 2007|
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Honestly, Australia Zoo is only an hours drive north of Brisbane and worth the effort. If you are staying in Brisbane for a few days then it will be easy! Otherwise I understand that you can use your own camera when holding the koala.