Brisbane, Australia
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Visit the world’s largest koala sanctuary, which is located an easy 20-minute drive from downtown Brisbane. Home to more than 130 koalas as well as more than 100 other animal species, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers multiple ways to learn about native Australian wildlife. Enjoy experiences such as watching koalas and hand-feeding kangaroos and wild lorikeets under staff supervision. See platypus, sheepdogs, and birds of prey in action. 
  • Entrance ticket to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, near Brisbane
  • Under staff supervision, hand-feed a kangaroo or meet a koala
  • See birds of prey soar through the air during the raptor show
  • Watch sheepdogs at work with human handlers and sheep
  • Look at platypus in the Platypus House and see wild lorikeets fly in for feedings


  • Access to daily shows and presentations
  • Entry/Admission - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Kangaroo food (available to purchase)

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Opening hours: 9am to 5pm
Make your own way to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet Australian wildlife in a gorgeous naturalized setting.

Check the schedule to find out when to catch the daily keeper talks, animal feedings and shows, which provide an opportunity to learn more about your favorite animals and get great photo ops.

You can hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies under the supervision of trained staff in the Kangaroo Reserve, which is home to approximately 150 free-ranging kangaroos and wallabies, plus emus and wombats. Kangaroo feed is available for purchase on-site. Twice per day you can help the keepers to hand-feed the lorikeets, taking in the colorful birds and their bird calls.

See a sheepdog show that highlights the work of skilled sheep dog handlers and their canine companions. Be amazed at the communication between human and dog that allows them to quickly herd sheep through the pasture. You'll also learn about the history of sheep farming and farm dog training in Australia, and get a chance to meet the animal stars at the end of each session.
The Free Flight Raptor Show demonstrates raptor hunting techniques in action. Gain insight into the behavior of magnificent birds such as eagles, owls and kites.

Daily shows and most presentations (except koala photos and kangaroo feeding) are included in the ticket price. 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, guest must provide their own carer. Carers cards accepted.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchairs and strollers available for hire. Please call to book: +61 7 3378 1366

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

We really enjoyed visiting the sanctuary. It's a bit of a ride from the cruise ship but don't let that stop you. We shared a taxi with another couple to get there and took the public bus back, enjoying the scenery along the way. Although there are many animals at the sanctuary the highlights were definitely getting close enough to the koalas to pet them, and feeding the kangaroos. Also, don't miss the sheep herding and raptor shows. They were both excellent but are offered at limited times so plan your experience around the scheduled times. We found the staff to be helpful and friendly, and the sanctuary clean and well laid out.

, Feb 2018

A fantastic place to visit, great for Adults and children a wonderful day out. The price we got from Viator was a lot cheaper than the on the door price.

, Dec 2017

The zoo was amazing. my friend was very excited to finally see a koala.

, Nov 2017

I mean, you get to cuddle koalas here. Stinky, stinky koalas. Worth the money. Go cuddle those nasty little buggers!

, Nov 2017

I mean, you get to cuddle koalas here. Stinky, stinky koalas. Worth the money. Go cuddle those nasty little buggers!

, Sep 2017

Loved this small zoo! So awesome to be able to be up close to the animals, holding a koala and feeding and petting the kangaroos, wallabies and emus!

, Aug 2017

Great place to visit, this is my first stop from the Brisbane airport.
Nice place where they have lots of Koala and other animals.
Taking pictures with the Koala need to pay, which is reasonable.
And the staffs are nice and friendly, the koala are cube and nice with a unique smell, not smelly lol.
Worth to visit for sure, go for it early in the morning which your might catch some parrots feeding themselves near the flowery plants near the cafe.

A must go and carry the Koala.... Enjoy the place....ciao...

, May 2017

Lovely sanctuary, animals appear happy and well cared for. Great to be able to cuddle a koala and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. Highly recommended.

, Mar 2017

Bucket list experience to hold a koala! Lone Pine was a wonderful place, highly recommend. Very enjoyable. The kangaroos were a lot of fun, too!

, Feb 2017

The sanctuary gave me the opportunity to not only hold a koala but also pet a kangaroo! I was able to view native wildlife of Australia.

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