Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a 44 acre koala sanctuary located in Brisbane Queensland, Australia which was founded in 1927 and is known to be the largest and oldest sanctuary for Koalas.
The sanctuary is also home to the kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, wombats, platypus and various species of reptiles. For those visiting Lone Pine Koala, you can even hold the koala, although there are strict rules that are followed to ensure that each koala is not held for more than thirty minutes each day. Visitors are even given the opportunity to feed and pet the resident kangaroos – more than 300 of them who roam freely around the kangaroo reserve, which measures around 5 acres.
The sanctuary is also home to colourful parrots, cockatoos, kookaburras, cassowaries and emus that are endemic to Australia. The Lone Pine Koala sanctuary attracts wild rainbow lorikeets who fly in here to feed on the specially prepared nectar meals, which guests can feed twice a day.
Tasmanian Devils are usually fed in the afternoon, so if you want a chance to feed these animals, make it to the sanctuary around this time.
The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Visitors are free to bring their own picnic as there are quite a number of picnic designated areas, some near the river where the wild Lorikeet feeding area is. Visitors can even check The Sleepy Koala Cafe that’s located at the sanctuary and is open from 9am to 3pm.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+