Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

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    LONE PINE Koala Sanctuary

    by KevinMichael Updated Jul 2, 2006

    Lone Pine claims to be the largest & oldest koala sanctuary in the world and is home to not just several truck loads of koalas but kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, endemic lizards, peacocks, farm animals, bats, parrots, wombats, echidnas, dingos, and more.

    The sanctuary also provides visitors with the opportunity to hold a koala & get a picture to take home as a souvenir.

    One large area is reserved for a species of kangaroo and wallabies that you can also pet.

    petting a koala for free... (not the photo ops) One wallaby hiding undercover Petting the soft fur of a wallaby Peacocks, like this one, roam about freely
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    Meet the Locals!

    by Aleyd Updated Feb 19, 2006

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    Hug a koala ($15 with photo), feed kangaroos and emus. See wombats, native birds, bats, lizards, echidnas, and more.

    Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm, except Anzac Day (April 25) 1:30pm to 5:00pm and Christmas Day (Dec 25) 8:30am to 4:30pm.

    Adult = A$ 19.00
    Backpackers (with YHA card) = up to 20% off
    Family (2 Adults + 3 children) = $49.00

    A fun way to get to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is by boat along the Brisbane River.

    There are regular buses to and from Lone Pine. They start from the city centre, dropping you off inside Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

    For information on buses & ferries phone 13 12 30 or look up http://www.translink.qld.gov.au/.

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    See Some Native Wildlife

    by sunshinejo Written Aug 4, 2005

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    This is a pretty good day trip out, especially if you have children. They have a wide selection of wildlife, all native to Australia, with plenty of information about them. There are also lots of activities to take part in, including feeding kangaroos, hugging koalas and having your photo taken with an animal, all for an additional charge! There are also informative talks on the animals. I've been told that Australia Zoo is better, but if, like me, you can't make it there, then this is a pretty good alternative! Opening hours are 8:30am-5:00pm, and entrance fee is $18 for adults, $13 for children aged 3-13, with discounts for students, pensioners, seniors and backpackers with relevant ID.

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  • Hug a Koala

    by Lildeer Written Mar 3, 2005

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    It is illegal to handle a koala in the other states, but not so in Queensland! The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a great zoo experience in Brisbane. Walk among lounging kangaroo, wallabies and emu, hold a koala, and see wombats and tazmanian devils. Great for kids!

    Nice Koala
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    Lone Pine.

    by a5floor Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    This is a zoo where you find Australian animals. It is really nice to see these animals. If you like, you can have a pic taken with a koala.
    You can see 130 koalas, hand feed kangaroos & emus, 20 ha (50 acres) of natural setting, Tasmanian devils, wombats, dingoes, reptiles and more. Also regular animal talks, picnic & BBQ areas available and free parking.
    On 11 October 2001 the price for an adult ticket was AUD 14,50.

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    Cute Koalas at Lone Pines Koala Sanctuary

    by stevezero Written Dec 8, 2004

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    Hug one of 130 cute koalas anytime of the day;


    Hand feed friendly kangaroos & emus;

    See Tasmanian devils, wombats, dingoes, reptiles and more variety of animals;

    Walk through 20 hectares (50 acres) of natural setting;

    Meet the fun-loving Aussies;

    Become an expert on Australian animals through Lone Pine's regular animal talks; and

    Picnic or BBQ on the banks of the Brisbane River.

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    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    by Bobbino Written Oct 24, 2004

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    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the World's first and largest koala sanctuary.
    Nice place to spend a day with a large variety of Australia native wildlife. You can see koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, snakes, emus, lorikeets, birds...
    Possibilities:
    - koala cuddling
    - hand feeding kangaroos
    - lorikeet feeding
    - catfish feeding
    - picnic or BBQ on the banks of the Brisbane River

    open:
    Mon-Sun: 7.30am – 5.00pm ($16)

    Koala
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  • Kangaroos and Koalas!!

    by caelle Written Apr 7, 2004

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    If you would like to pose a picture with the kangaroos and koalas... this is a great place you can go to..... There is an area where you can get to feed the kangoroos.. and you can buy the 'food' from there :)

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  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    by grkboiler Written Nov 26, 2003

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    This is the best (and safest) way to see some of Australia's native animals up close. On display are koalas, kangaroos, lizards, wombats, Tasmanian devils, and more.

    The guides are very knowledgable and friendly and can answer any question about the animals in the park. They frequently give talks at the exhibits.

    Unique activities include feeding the kangaroos and emus, and holding a koala (which was heavily tranquilized). For a few dollars, you can get your picture taken with the koala.

    If you can't make it out of the city, or haven't had any luck seeing these animals in nature, this is a good place to go. It is open every day and admission is fairly priced at around AU$15.

    Koalas at Lone Pine
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    Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    by ZoeB Written Feb 10, 2008

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    I recommend a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary which is just outside of Brisbane. The sanctuary is a great way to get close to Australian animals such as Koalas and kangaroos.

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    Wildlife Park..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    Another great place.. The LonePine Sancuary... A must see if you are visiting Brisbane.. for all wildlife lovers.

    Lets play Piggyback.. ha,ha
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