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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

By Brooke, Australia, February 2013

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Travelers in Brisbane with an overwhelming urge to cuddle a koala only need to venture to the nearby Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Opened way back in 1927, this koala sanctuary happens to be the oldest of its kind in Australia, and also the largest with over 130 koalas on site. Located in the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket, visitors can arrive at the sanctuary in just a short 20 minute car ride from Brisbane city.

At the park, visitors are able to hold a koala while posing for a photo. Before you go worrying about these animals getting overworked, do know that there are strict rules in Australia that only allow a koala to be held no more than 30 minutes in a day. The rest of the time, you get to view these cute little marsupials (they are not bears) hanging out in the trees – often grabbing a snooze.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from Brisbane Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Brisbane.

Photo courtesy of spokist via Flickr

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