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  • Address: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, QLD 4069, Australia
  • Hours: 9am–5pm daily
  • Admission: Adult: $36; Youth: $22

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Opening its doors in 1927, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is Australia’s first koala sanctuary and the largest in the country, with over a hundred koalas in residence. Dedicated to the conservation of all native Australian animals, visitors to the park can observe koalas and spot native Aussie creatures, including kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, and platypus. The sanctuary offers zookeeper talks to educate visitors about each animal’s individual characteristics, as well as additional supervised activities, such as lorikeet feedings, sheep dog displays, and raptor flight shows performed by experienced park handlers. You also have the chance to feed local barn animals through the sanctuary, which works under the regulations of the Queensland National Park and Nature Reserve Office.

Insider's Tip: The sanctuary hosts free open-air movie screenings and a farmer’s market in the parking lot every Friday from 3pm to 7:30pm.

Practical Info

The koala sanctuary is located 7 miles (11 km) southwest of central Brisbane. Local buses and taxis run to the sanctuary, but it is also possible to visit by boat from Brisbane on an 80-minute cruise along the Brisbane River.

The sanctuary is open daily from 9am to 5pm, and adult admission is $36. Children between the ages of 3 and thirteen enter for $22. There are two cafes and ample picnic space within the sanctuary.

Although Viator tours do not include this activity, Lone Pine offers various wildlife experiences for an additional fee, including holding a koala, feeding a platypus, or walking with a dingo. Photo packages start from $18.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Pass, Brisbane, null
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Lone Pine is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, and home to over 130 koalas and over 100 species of other native Australian wildlife.  Lone Pine ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $28.13
Gold Coast Attraction Pass Including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Dracula's Haunted House, Gold ... 
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Gold Coast Attraction Pass Including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Dracula's Haunted House

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Want to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Dracula's Haunted House and more? A Gold Coast attraction pass is a smart travel companion that allows you to enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast
Duration: Varies

From USD $93.00
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise, Brisbane, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 117 Reviews

See Australia’s amazing animals on a day trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from Brisbane. Your river cruise takes you from the bustling waterfront of Southbank ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.05
Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Brisbane, Day Cruises
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Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 136 Reviews

Discover Brisbane's historic city centre, river and wildlife on a full-day tour. You'll tour Brisbane's city-centre attractions by coach, take a cruise along ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.63
Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane, Bus & ... 
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Brisbane Afternoon City Tour including Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

This tour takes you past some of Brisbane's historic buildings including the oldest "the Mill or Observatory." Get a feel for Brisbane's convict past ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.96

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