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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

  • 708 Jesmond Rd. Map It
  • Fig Tree Pocket
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/20/2016

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1927, Queensland's most famous fauna park is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. The attractions for most people are the koalas themselves (130 in all), although emus, wombats, crocs, bats, platypuses, and lorikeets also reside here. You can hand-feed baby kangaroos in the free-range 'roo and wallaby enclosure, have a snake wrapped around you, or cuddle a koala and have your photo taken with one (for A$18, until 4:30 pm). There's also a thrice-daily sheepdog show, regular bird feedings, and animal presentations. Intimate encounters and behind-the-scenes tours can also be arranged for small groups. Book ahead online for 10% off ticket prices. To make your visit extra special, book a combo ticket (A$72) via Mirimar Cruises (www.mirimar.com) and travel to Lone Pine along the Brisbane River, leaving from South Bank Parklands at 10 am and Lone Pine at 1:30 pm.

Sight Information

Address:

708 Jesmond Rd., Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, 4069, Australia

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Phone:

07-3378–1366-Lone Pine Sanctuary ; 0412-749–426-Mirimar Cruises

Website: www.koala.net

Sight Details:

  • A$35

Published 07/20/2016

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