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“Phenomenal experience”

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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$28.64*
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$59.66*
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
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$87.50*
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Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha
Ranked #2 of 361 things to do in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 keeper talks and activities, including Sheep Dog Show and Wild Lorikeet Feeding. Amenities: free wiFi everywhere, parents' rooms & cafe
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

One of the things I wanted to do whilst in Australia was to have my photo taken with a koala. Time meant that this would be the only place I'd have time to do so.
I was blown away by them. Just watching them when they were awake & sleeping was fabulous, old ones & young ones.
Actually having my photo taken with Matt was an experience I shall never forget. It was all over in a flash but I have masses of photos to remember the day.
Walking in amongst the kangaroos & wallabies was amazing too - their fur is so soft. I could have spent hours and hours there and if I lived here I'd definitely have a passport to the place!
An absolute must if you are in the area.

1  Thank Emma S
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is an excellent place to take kids when on vacation in brisbane. we were short of time and by the time we caught the ferry out and back we did not have a great deal of time to see everything. definately take the whole day if you are staying in the city without a car.

Thank Holly P
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

There are only 2 "zoo's" near the CBD in Brisbane, Alma Park is one and this is the other; in my opinion, this is the best out of the two of them. It is located near Fig Tree Pocket, it is easy to drive to but I believe you can also get a bus and a boat trip to it. There is loads of parking and it is set in a bush land type environment. You can get up close to the koalas and the kangaroo's, the latter live on a field that you can walk around and pat and feed them. You can pay to get a photo holding a koala if you want but you are literally only 1 foot away from them in the open enclosures they live in. There is a great bird of prey show, again you can have photos taken with the birds afterwards ( for a fee) and a good sheepdog and sheep shearing show which the kids love and is actually really informative. There is a lorikeets feeding area and a couple of times of day they all swoop down for a feed and will land on anyone near by if they feel like it. There is a reptile area and a crocs area; the only 2 negatives I would say for this place are...1. The paths are very uneven, very rustic, not great for pushchairs and wheelchairs and 2. The birds they have on show in their aviary area are in relatively small enclosures which is never nice to see, a few flaps of their wings and they are across their cage.
Other than that it is a great family day out, they have a sizeable cafe with an indoor and outdoor eating area - the outdoor area is frequented by sizeable lizards and Ibis birds looking for any leftovers. There are also areas you can sit to have a picnic. There are toilets around the park but they do have a few mozzies in them so beware! Of course there is the usual gift shop at the end that you HAVE to walk through to exit to obviously buy the kids a souvenir before they leave!!

Thank YorkiePom
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with a mate from Scotland. Very good Aussie experience, loads of koalas and kangaroos.

Thank Sammy G
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Wonderful opportunity to experience koalas, kangaroos, dingoes, wallabies, and other quintessentially Aussie animals. A must-see, although you do want to watch where you walk in the kangaroo enclosure. :-) You can have your picture taken holding koalas, feed kangaroos, and talk with the various keepers about their favorite animals. Plenty of restrooms (and even more places to wash your hands after interacting with the animals). Enjoy!

Thank DrAlto
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