Koalas are easily amongst the cutest creatures in the animal kingdom and often make you want to just cuddle them! The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Queensland is one place you can get up close to these adorable marsupials.
Planning Your Visit
This famous sanctuary is within easy reach of Brisbane CBD hotels and can be found in an area called Fig Tree Pocket. Around a 20-minute drive from Oaks Lexicon, this site can also be accessed via bus number 430 from the Queen Street Station.
Not only the first of its kind but also the world’s largest, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has around 130 cute koalas. Here you have the chance to pat or hold these furry and gentle creatures and even take some selfies. You can also ask your koala related questions to the Wildlife Officer who will be present.
Interactions with Wildlife
One of the best things about a visit here is the chance to enjoy special interactive experiences of which getting to hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos is a definite highlight! A sheepdog show, free flight raptor show and barnyard animal encounters also offer plenty of fun times for the whole family.
More Than Just Koalas
The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to plenty of other wildlife which can be found in Australia. Kangaroos roam a large free-range reserve, while you also have the chance to see wombats, platypuses, freshwater crocodiles, kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets and the Tasmanian devil which is more cute than devilish!
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