We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Just go there!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Book In Advance
More Info
US$56.66*
and up
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise
Ranked #2 of 338 things to do in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover over 100 species of Australian native animals in a beautiful, natural bush setting at the World's first and largest koala sanctuary. Meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos, marvel at the playful platypus, and enjoy a full daily schedule of keeper talks and activities, including Sheep Dog Show and Wild Lorikeet Feeding. Amenities: free wiFi everywhere, parents' rooms & cafe
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Stockholm
Level Contributor
57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Just go there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

I totally love this place! Even if it's a bit to go there from Brisbane center it's worth it. I got to hold a koala :) Many other animals, and interesting information.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank everythingcounts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

5,362 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3,414
    1,576
    273
    58
    41
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
159 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Lone Pine Koalas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We loved visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We took a 430 bus from the underground bus station at the Queen Street Mall in the city. The trip there was through the suburbs of Brisbane, which was interesting in itself, and took about 40 minutes (be sure to get information and bus tickets from a Newsagent before going down to the station). They are many koalas sleeping in branches and being feed with their favourite eucalypt leaves. The talk by the keepers was very informative. There are also many other Australian birds and animals like kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos, emus and lizards. Several smaller goannas freely roam the grounds. The sanctuary had a great feel and the animals looked well cared for and happy. My only suggestion would be to increase the range and type of food available for humans to purchase.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank weaver555
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth every cent - definitely do this if you have the chance!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We went here on our first full day in Australia and it was fantastic. Hand feeding kangaroos was definitely the highlight for me - they were so friendly and you could sit around with them for however long you liked. The koalas were also beautiful and we got an extensive talk by the keepers on them. Also saw snakes, crocodiles, tasmanian devils, dingos, etc. Would definitely go again!

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Caroline A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“An excellent reason for a 25-hour flight out to Brisbane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We chose to come to Lone Pine because after doing some research we found out that koala cuddling was no longer allowed in New South Wales and that we had to come to Queensland for that. We found Lone Pine to rise above and beyond our expectations of what a koala sanctuary would be. The animals were not in cages, the koala hugging was a once in a lifetime experience and the feeding of kangaroos was also something really nice. Being able to pet the animals and be so close to them was really more than we had hoped for. This is by far the best "zoo" I ever visited. the only negative is that they had a lot of large lizards roaming free.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Superzu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Lone Pine Sanctuary is a wonderful place - this was my third visit, my first being as a baby many years ago, then during a back-packing holiday 25 years' ago. This time I returned, once again, but with my mother and asked the photographer to try to copy the original photo taken all those years ago - they did a grand job, all good fun.

Apart from koalas, there are lots of other creatures to see - kangaroos, emus, wombats, duck-billed platypus, dingos, snakes, cockatiels, kookaburras and lots of wild geckos who appeared to like posing for photos!

A fabulous day out, highly recommended!

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank ScubaSuzie1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary also viewed

Brisbane, Brisbane Region
Brisbane, Brisbane Region
 
Brisbane, Brisbane Region
Brisbane, Brisbane Region
 

Been to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing