Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Fig Tree Pocket

Brisbane's Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Fig Tree Pocket is a must do experience for tourists and locals alike. The world's first and largest koala sanctuary was founded in 1927 with two koalas. Today the sanctuary boasts more than 100 of these cute and cuddly creatures.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Spread over 18 hectares of bushland beside the Brisbane River, including a 2 hectare kangaroo reserve, visitors can view a variety of Australian animals including the koala, kangaroo, cassowary, Tasmanian devil, dingo, wombat and platypus as well as get up close and personal to a saltwater crocodile!

Entry to the sanctuary includes access to shows like wild lorikeet feedings and the birds of prey flight show. Educational presentations take place throughout the day with plenty of opportunities provided for guests to get up close and personal with an array of animals; from cuddly koalas to slithering snakes. You can have your photo taken with a koala with scheduled sessions in the morning and afternoon and proceeds are used to build new enclosures, plant eucalyptus trees, and care for the animals.

Lone Pine Crocodile Exhibit

The newest exciting addition to Lone Pine - a must visit - is the Estuarine Crocodile Exhibit and Viewing Dome, where you can get up close and personal with resident salt water crocodile Wickham. Visitors can crawl through a purpose built tunnel and see eye to eye with a crocodile, the only place in Brisbane where you can!

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Another highlight is the kangaroo reserve where you can hand feed more than 100 kangaroos and wallabies in a natural setting. There's also a small farm with guinea pigs, goats and more, as well as exciting sheep dog shows.

Lone Pine Riverside Cafe

The newly renovated Riverside Cafe just outside the entrance is where you can purchase barista-made coffee, along with a selection of pastries, toasties and muffins before you enter the Sanctuary. There's also a cafe on-site selling food and drinks with indoor and outdoor seating available beside the Koala Forest.

one Pine Koala Sanctuary

Things to note: Lone Pine offers a number of special events and programs throughout the year including school holidays when kids can become a Junior Keeper for a Day.

Lone Pine is accessible by car, bus or boat. Mirimar Cruises, who have been ferrying passengers to Lone Pine for over 70 years, depart from the Cultural Centre Wharf at 10am daily for a leisurely 1 hr 15 min river trip that takes in historic homes, modern mansions, wildlife habits and a bat colony. The return journey departs Lone Pine at 1.45pm.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

708 Jesmond Road

Fig Tree Pocket

Opening hours


3378 1366


708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland

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