Brisbane experiences

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Located in the Brisbane suburb of Fig Tree Pocket, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the largest and oldest sanctuary for koalas in the world. Founded in 1927, Lone Pine began under the ownership of Clarkson family and two koalas affectionately named Jack and Jill.

Today the sanctuary has grown to house other forms of wildlife native to the area including kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils and a number of various types of reptiles. A platypus arrived at the sanctuary in 2010 from Melbourne and remains visible at times so that the public may be entertained.

A variety of wildlife shows take place seasonally. Twice a day a bird of prey show is offered and displays large raptors doing what they do best. The sanctuary offers holding times for the koalas. Visitors may hold the koala for no more than thirty minutes at a time for a reasonable fee.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Feeding times at the sanctuary are often witnessed by the guests. Children and adults have the opportunity to feed free-roaming joeys and kangaroos during designated feeding times.

Apart from acting as a wildlife sanctuary, Lone Pine also offers a domestic farm complete with sheep dogs. A sheep dog show can be seen daily at the facility.

Lone Pine is 12km from Brisbane, take Milton Road and pass through the Toowong roundabout onto the Western Freeway and take the Fig Tree Pocket exit. Another option is to take the Mirimar boat cruise that departs daily from the Cultural Centre Pontoon on South Bank.

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708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket

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