Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, is the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. Set in attractive natural settings located on the Brisbane river, there are over 130 koalas live at this sanctuary. It is a great place to visit if you are interested in Australian native animals - Alongside koalas, you can see Tasmanian devils, wombats, dingoes, echidnas, and various species of reptiles, as well as a platypus which arrived at the sanctuary during 2010 from Melbourne. Why not spend a day visiting this exciting popular Australian zoo where you can touch and feed the animals unlike many others while visiting Brisbane?
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary began with two koalas called Jack and Jill. Lone Pine became known internationally during the Second World War when Americans, including Douglas MacArthur's wife, visited the park to view the native Australian animals. This sanctuary is one of the very few sanctuaries in the world where visitors are allowed to hold koalas for a fee. Strict regulations ensure that each koala is not held for more than thirty minutes every day to minimize stress on them. It is also an amazing sight that kangaroos and more than 130 of the animals freely reside in the 5-acre reserve. Kangaroos are sometimes seen with a joey in their pouch - a great Australian photo souvenir for your families and friends back home! There are also many colourful Australian parrots and cockatoos, as well as other Australian birds such as kookaburras, emus and cassowaries among others.
Another must-do Brisbane attraction is the ballooning tour with Hot Air Balloon Brisbane. See koala habitat from the air in a hot air balloon and float up and up. With door to door return transfers to your Brisbane accommodation available daily, it is one of the most popular tours from Brisbane. Your friendly but professional driver will transfer you in an air-conditioned coach to a balloon launch site in Brisbane Hinterland, one hour drive south from the City, where your hot air balloon takes off from. With a return time to your Brisbane hotel at approximately 10.30am after ballooning with Hot Air Balloon Brisbane, you can even visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on a same day!
There’s also the option to travel to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from Brisbane city by river, what a marvellous day.
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708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, Australia
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane
708 Jesmond Road
Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, 4069, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3378 1366
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane Attraction
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