The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was first established in 1927 with two koalas named Jack and Jill in the Fig Tree Pocket area of Brisbane. Located twelve km from Brisbane city on a 48 hectare site, it derives its name from a lone hoop pine planted by the Clarkson family –the first owners of this property. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary gained international recognition during World War 11 when Americans including General Douglas MacArthur’s wife visited the Sanctuary to see Australian wildlife. Today, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary with 130 lovable koalas making their home here. Comfortable accommodation will enhance the enjoyment of cuddling a kola and feeding a kanga and other Brisbane attractions like the Story Bridge and Fortitude Valley. The term hotel in Brisbane City encompasses many levels of accommodation from budget to luxury. For those looking for up-market stays Oaks Festival Towers in Brisbane’s CBD would suit well.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers opportunities to interact with 100 year old species of Australian wildlife with hands-on experiences and presentations. You can cuddle a koala and feed a kanga. Strict regulations ensure that each koala is not hand held for more than 30 minutes each day. The Sanctuary is also home to Tasmanian Devils, wombats, echidnas, various reptiles and platypus. The platypus resides in an one million AUD exhibit and amuse visitors with their playful antics. Colourful Australian parrots and cockatoos, emus, cassowaries and kookaburras reside here. Wild Rainbow Lorikeets fly here to feast on especially prepared nectar meals and visitors can feed them direct twice a day.
Have organic coffee in the company of 40 koalas at the Koala Forest and catch the action at the Birds of Prey Free Flight Show. An Australian Outback Farm Experience can be had at the daily free Sheepdog Show. In 2015, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was inducted to the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame for five consecutive years of excellence.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+