Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Address: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket

Telephone: +61 7 3378 1366

Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm except Anzac Day (April 25) 1:30pm to 5:00pm & Christmas Day 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Cost:

Adult Daily        /   Yearly$33.00      /   $62.00
Child (3 – 13) $22.00      /   $44.00
Student (with Student ID card) $24.00      /   $50.00
Family Pass (2 adults + up to 3 Children) $80.00      /   $176.00
Mini Family Pass (1 adult + up to 3 children) $52.00      /   $126.00
Concession $24.00      /   $50.00
Backpacker (with YHA, VIP etc. card) $28.00

Children under 3 are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult and remain in the responsibility of said adult at all times.

Timetable:

09:45  Wild Lorikeet Feeding  (riverside, beside Nature Kingdom)

10:00  Barn Animal Encounter  (Barn)

10:30  Sheep Dog Show  (Nature Kingdom)

11:30  Wildlife Encounter – Fur & Feathers Meet & Greet Session (Main Enclosure)

12:00  Koala Presentation (Main Enclosure)

12:30  Bird of Prey Free Flight Show (Nature Kingdom)

12:45  Bird of Prey Photographs (Nature Kingdom)

13:00  Sheep Dog  & Sheep Shearing Show  (Nature Kingdom)

13:30  Snake Presentation (Main Enclosure)

13:45  Snake & Crocodile Photographs (Main Enclosure)

14:00  Koala Presentation  (Main Enclosure)

14:30  Platypus Feed & Keeper Presentation  (Platypus House)

14:45  Tasmanian Devil Feed & Keeper Presentation  (Tasmanian Devil Enclosure)

15:00  Barn Animal Encounter  (Barn)

15:30  Sheep Dog  & Sheep Shearing Show  (Nature Kingdom)

16:00  Wild Lorikeet Feeding  (riverside, beside Nature Kingdom)

Review:

You can pay a fortune to go to Australia Zoo and drive an hour and a bit from Brisbane, or you can pay $33 for adults (less for kidsWhy My Husband & I Find The Term “Hands On Dad”, Offensive. Read more … ») and get a great experience for kids and adults alike only 20mins from Brisbane city at Lone Pine.

I hadn’t visited Lone Pine since I have had kids but had heard it was still operating and was really pleasantly surprised when I visited with my husband – he’s from overseas so was excited to see some Australian animals! They had regular shows such as sheep herding, feeding the birds, and of course the koalas which are the feature of the sanctuary, and you could have you picture taken holding a koala though this is a little bit extra cost.

The thing that surprised me the most, was the open area where there are kangaroos and emus roaming about everywhere in an open field, and tourists/visitors can just walk right up to them and pat them, and even feed them with the food they supply. Every other zoo I’ve been to has had them in fenced off areas, and it was amazing how good the animals were with people going up to them. They’re obviously well trained and adjusted to it.

There’s a ferry which goes to and from the city to Lone Pine which we didn’t take but we will next time when finances are better. Next time!

It looked like a happy place for all the animals, and was a really good experience so I’d highly recommend it.

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