Why You Should Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
No trip to Brisbane would be complete without a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary at 708 Jesmond Road in Fig Tree Pocket. Whether you are a first time tourist to the area or a regular visitor, Lone Pine makes for a great day out for children and adults of all ages. Not only is the sanctuary recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as one of the largest in the world, but it was also one of the very first to be established.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has the enviable honour of being inducted into Trip Advisor’s prestigious hall of fame for no less than five years in a row. The park can boast over 90 years of experience in maintaining a host of indigenous species in a natural environment. They have managed to do this whilst promoting the sanctuary as a place where visitors can both observe and interact with the animals that thrive there.
A Hands-on Experience
With around 100 different species of indigenous animals in the sanctuary, visitors are able to interact through organised presentations and hand feeding. From birds of prey and sheepdog displays to the cute and cuddly Koala’s themselves, Lone Pine promises to be a day out that you will remember for years to come.
Visitors can even hold a Koala and if all of that starts to tire you out there are also plenty of places where you can relax. Many of the Koalas are rescued from the Glasshouse Mountains area during bushfire season and are released back to their natural habitiat once they are back to full health.
Space to Chill Out
Once you have taken in the bird presentation, enjoyed the authentic Australian Outback show, and fed all of your favourite animals you can always chill out with a refreshing drink. There is no better place to do just that than the at the “Koala Forest” café where you can relax in the company of about 30 Koalas.
Staying Hooked Up
Whether you just can’t wait to share your exciting day on social media or you want to download/upload all the beautiful photos you have taken, the sanctuary has excellent free Wi-Fi. There are even 3 purpose designed areas that have been put in place specifically for bloggers with comfy seating, USB power points, and of course free hi-speed internet via the parks Wi-Fi system. If you didn’t think it could get any better than that you would be dead wrong because if all of that online activity is just too much for your batteries there is free wireless charging too. HWB has done plenty of work in the area which you can see throughout our site.
The sanctuary is open between 9am-5pm every day including Christmas and New Year plus public holidays with no holiday surcharges. With child admission prices as low as $22.00, Lone Pine represents exceptionally good value for your money. You can even book online via Brisbane.com for more information.