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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Published January 19th 2013
Brisbane's Ark
In the Brisbane suburb of Fig Tree Pocket is situated the world's oldest and largest Koala sanctuary.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The sanctuary boasts unlimited Koala hugs, feeding and petting the human friendly kangaroos. There is also a wide range of presentations concerning the other animals; starting with the wild lorikeet feeding at 9:45am and ending with a further feeding of the wild lorikeets at 4:00pm. In-between, there are 14 other presentations on the animals at home in the sanctuary; including the koalas, platypus and the Tasmanian devil.

Feeding the Kangeroos
Feeding the Kangeroos

The sanctuary is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day except for Anzac and Christmas day, when it is open 1:30pm to 5:00pm and 9:00am to 4:00pm respectively. Admission charges are reasonable at $33 for an adult day pass and $22 for a child aged between 3 and 13 years of age. There are other concession prices for family, group or yearly passes and the full price list can be found at All funds raised are used to support the animals at the reserve and other conservation programs. The sanctuary also offers numerous opportunities for educational programs for schools, 'keepers for the day' programs and volunteer work.

One of the many presentations on offer during the day.
One of the many presentations on offer during the day.

The sanctuary enforces a no smoking policy within the park, but a smoker's area is available in the picnic area that surrounds the car park. If you travel to the sanctuary by car, then the parking facilities are ample and it is easy to reach the sanctuary situated where it is off the Centenary motorway.

However, the sanctuary is also well served by public transport from Brisbane using the buses, 445 leaving 40, Adelaide Street or 430 leaving Platform B4, Queen Street Bus Station. Check updated public transport information at

Alternatively when not see Brisbane from the river and combine your sightseeing tour with a visit to the sanctuary - use the Mirimar Boat Cruise, which leaves the Cultural Centre Pontoon at 10:00am daily and returns from the sanctuary at 1:45pm further details can be found on their website:

Further details of upcoming events, shows and activities at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary can be found at
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