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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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557 Reviews
9am–5pm daily
708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, QLD, 4069

The Basics

The easiest way to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is on a half- or full-day tour from Brisbane, and options include a standard entrance pass or one with extra wildlife experiences. For added value, opt for a Gold Coast Attraction Pass, which includes activities such as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, jet boating, and whale watching; or combine Koala Sanctuary admission with a Brisbane sightseeing tour or Brisbane River cruise.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Brisbane

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Everything was perfect.
Garland_H, Jul 2021
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Everything was on point. Boat was very clean and well maintained. Staff was helpful and knowledgable.
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Fantastic
Neil_K, May 2021
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
The cruise dow the river very informative on the sites and the park was awesome I have never seen koala's so active the day was awesome.
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Enjoy a wonderful day out
Stewart_M, May 2021
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Fantastic time viewing the animals etc. Very good interaction with crew who work there. Staff very informative to questions. Bit of a downside unfortunately is maybe a few more rubbish collection points and letting the public know when and if the food place is open. All in all if possible would return
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Boat trip & Koalas
DiBell-Scotland, Mar 2020
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary River cruise excellent boat was clean, tidy & well catered Staff were friendly too Sanctuary was great too - various animals not just koalas (kangaroos, rapture show, sheep, Tasmania devil, crocodile, dingos) A great day out!
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Good value, pleasant guide and great tour stops
Dennis D, Dec 2019
Brisbane City Highlights with Lone Pine!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Tania. We had a private tour since the van that held l12 had no other passengers. Much more economical than booking with Oceania for the same trip. Would highly recommend.
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Great day out
Anna_B, Aug 2020
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
River cruise is a fantastic way to travel to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, they make a yummy egg and bacon roll on the boat. A Great day for both toddlers and adults.
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Best Day Ever!!
travelling20152019, Oct 2019
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
We did the River/Lone Pine tour which is a must. The staff on the boat are amazing and the commentary is hilarious.. The park itself is well done and clean, would highly recommend paying the $25 to hold the koala but they do offer a photo op for free which we did both😃 Such an awesome day
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Australia Highlight
Janeellenrhodes1, Apr 2020
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Great narrated cruise to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The sanctuary of koalas and kangaroos was great!
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Peaceful
Ellen_S, Dec 2020
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
As usual we had a delightful stay in this lovely peaceful dwelling overlooking its meandering creek and natural Bush land. The owners of the house have thought of everything right down to the great BBQ out on that wonderful deck. If we did nothing else but sit on that deck and take in the view....that would be enough.
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Great day
Sandy_M, Oct 2020
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Great experience, friendly staff, the day was beautiful, lovely ride on the boat and we took amazing photos with koalas😍
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Monique_K, Mar 2020
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
The fairy ride was nice on the river. Got to see more of Brisbane. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was awesome we got see and touch Kangaroos and Koalas and dingoes. We also saw other animals it was an awesome day. We just wish we aren't on a time sort time restriction so that we could've hold a koala.
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Wonderful day trip from Brisbane
PaulJ_T, Mar 2020
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Scenic trip up the river was informative and beautiful. Commentary was extensive and incredibly interesting. At the sanctuary we were able to get close to a range of native animals. The koalas were quite active and visible to onlookers A wonderful day out

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Lines can be long, especially in peak season, so it’s best to book advance tickets.

  • On-site facilities include free parking; a cafe, shop, and restaurant; picnic and barbecue sites; ATMs; and baby changing areas.

  • The sanctuary is fully accessible, and wheelchairs and disabled parking are available free.

  • Free WiFi and charging stations are available throughout the sanctuary.

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How to Get to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The koala sanctuary is 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of central Brisbane, about 15 minutes away by road. Local buses and taxis run to the sanctuary, and you can also visit by boat from Brisbane on an 80-minute cruise along the Brisbane River. Onsite parking is free, and there’s a taxi stand at the main entrance.

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When to Get There

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is open daily, year-round. Given its busy daily schedule of talks and events, it’s best to plan your day in advance. High temperatures and large crowds mean you may need to allow more time when visiting in summer, but that’s when seasonal events and demonstrations are more frequent.

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Wildlife Experiences at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine offers add-on wildlife experiences for additional fese, allowing visitors to interact with the park’s animals under the supervision of experienced handlers. Animal lovers can pose for a photo with a koala, take a dingo for a walk, hand-feed kangaroos, or handle a python. There’s also the chance to feed local barn animals at the sanctuary, which works under the regulations of the Queensland National Park and Nature Reserve Office. Additional highlights include zookeeper talks and demonstrations, a bird of prey flight show, a sheepdog display, and an open-air cinema in summer.

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