Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Fig Tree Pocket, QLD

Where are we going?

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
708 Jesmond Rd
Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069

7 3378 1366

What is there to do?

Koalas couldn't be more iconic to Australia unless you put kangaroos in the Sydney Opera House next to Ayers Rock. 

These sweet gentles creatures are well known, but not that commonly seen hiding in the tree tops. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary started nearly 100 years ago with only 2 koalas. Now they have over 130 of these sweet little creatures as well as a host of other Australian wildlife that we all know and love.

Does the name sound familiar? Well if you are a fan of the Guinness Book of World Records, you might see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in there are the first and largest koala sanctuary in the WORLD! That's pretty impressive!

You can cuddle a koala anytime you like, and hand feed those bouncy kangaroos. You might be the first kid in your class to hand feed a kangaroo! If you want to feed the lorikeets, you might find they quickly become your friends, or try and spot those little platypus too!

Kids will love getting up close to a number of different Australian animals in a beautiful and natural setting.

The park is very family friends, and of course very safety conscious. Not only do they want to make sure that the kids and families who visit are safe, but also the animals.

Keep an eye out for the times of the shows too - from the Sheep Dog Show to Bird of Prey free flight show! There are snake presentations and barn animals encounters to really make you day animal-tastic!

A great way to kids to learn about all the different animals in the park, and what they contribute to the ecosystem of our country. 

If you want to REALLY walk on the wild side, you can join one of the VIP tours where for 45 minutes you can participate in small groups with hands-on experiences. 

Fancy actually working as a zoo keeper?! Kids and teens can join special programs where they can a sneaky behind the scenes tours, escort dingoes on walks, get close to snakes, pretend to be a tree for a fluffy owl or koala, and even get those hands dirty by cleaning out the enclosures! 

There are also behind the scenes tours, platinum tours and sanctuary highlights tours.

A completely fun packed animal filled day out for your whole family - and don't forget to look up Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary up in the Guinness Records book! You can then point and say "I've been there!" 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $33

Children: $22 (Ages 3 - 13)

Discount: Concessions $24 / Backpackers $28

Free Under: 3 years.

Family Deals: Family deals from $52 to $80


Need a little extra help?

You can hire a wheelchair free of charge at the entrance. They can reserve these for you if you call ahead.


When can we go?

9am - 5pm

Daily except Anzac Day (1:30pm - 5pm) and Christmas Day (9am - 4pm)


Any top tips?

Entry includes access to all shows including the wild lorikeet feeding, baby barn animal feeding, sheep dog shows and bird of prey flight shows. There are also many other educational presentations throughout the day. Behind the scenes tours, VIP tours etc are additional cost.

I’m Hungry!

It's not just the animals who need feeding, we know! There are two cafes on the site - The SleepKoala Cafe serves hot foods and drinks, and the Riverside Cafe is just outside the main entrance on the lovely Brisbane River. (There is free wifi at both cafes!) <p> You can also bring your own picnic lunch and there are lovely spots on the river to enjoy it!

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