Nestled in bushland on the banks of the Brisbane River, Lone Pine is home to 130 koalas and at least 100 species of ... More
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Nestled in bushland on the banks of the Brisbane River, Lone Pine is home to 130 koalas and at least 100 species of Australian native animals. It is the ideal place for a close look at some unique wildlife, with koalas available to cuddle and kangaroos to feed. Lone Pine is the oldest koala sanctuary in the world and operates an important breeding and research program to ensure the survival of Australia's most loved animal. Picnic and barbecue facilities are scattered throughout the 20-hectare site, and parking is free.
Cuddle a Koala, feed the roos, get close to the beautiful colored birds. This gem of a park is hidden on the edge of Brisbane near Toowong and it was like finding a little Eden in the big city. Loved it and I plan to go back whatever it takes.
This place is awesome for anybody who has a special place in their heart for koalas. The best way to get there is to take a boat ride down the Brisbane river. The boat only make one trip a day and only stays banked at Lone Pine for about 2.5 hours, but that's all you need.
Lowlight- You get done with the place in a matter of an hour. 80% of the zoo is koalas and it is rather small.
Highlight- You can hold a koala and have your picture taken with it which is a memory you're sure to cherich forever
Imagine to walk into a park, where Koalas are not held in cages. You can cuddle Koalas and hold a snake or kroc for a littel surcharge. Nice place indeed, especially because you get to see lots of native animals like kangoos, cassawary, emus and beautiful birds!
Unfortunately the last category, the birds, look quiet unhappy in their little cages. Sure the entry fee isn't too bad but I would pay more if the birds and especially the cassawary and emus would get the space they definitely would need to not just stand in one corner and stare at the wall or fly hysterically from left to right.
However, if you love Koalas (I definitely do) this is the place to visit!
Seeing fluffy koalas almost in their natural habitat,
the chance to wander around in the bush.
Places to have the 'barbie and completely free.
I'd go again if I get the chance when I go back to Brisbane in March '07
Liked the trip down river out of Brisbane. Could have taken a bus, but then we would have had to ride a bus. Lessee... boat - bus - boat - bus -- BOAT!
Good intro to life and times of a koala. It was our first animal tour Down Under. It was cool enough. But... WARNING! DANGER WILL ROBINSON! Don't ask them "What do they taste like?" The eurocentric teenaged tree huggers go all agast. (These are obviously people who have never been really hungry.) They will politely inform you that koalas are endangered and are a protected species. And they are. Except on Kangaroo Island, where they are destroying the forest. Now, once again, "What do they taste like"?
We really enjoyed our visit to the Koala sanctuary it made our holiday from the UK a totally magic experiance. Since a small child I had always wanted to hold a koala and now i can say i have done it. I will always remember my visit, and will never forget the look on my 3 childrens faces when they to held a koala and saw and fed the Lorrakeets. Your park is truely awsom. I have told all my friends of our visit and they all want to come to see everything that we have seen. Mitchell Family.
Never thought would hold a koala in my hands, always seen in in the movies..and here i am...at the park itself..its exiting and cherish evry moment of it..its slow moving hands on my arms and shoulder moves me such a beutiful animal is on me...im bless...
thank you for having this park and kepp up all the good efforts..its our future generation references..we are all blessed..
The staffs were infomative..had answered all my questions, geezz im a koala now..my self..lol..will come back again..and again and again....
thanks and keep the koala's spirit lives on!!!
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