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

Tickets

3378 1366

Map

708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Brisbane’s favourite adults-only Christmas cabaret comedy
Brisbane markets don’t get much better than this
Celebrate Joy to the World at Warner Bros. Movie World this December
this year you can enjoy the QAGOMA Christmas Design Market all weekend
Let this be your new Haunt!
When was the last time you took your teddy bear to the theatre?
A blissfully unique and social way of ‘wining’
Visitors can engage with artwork in this interactive exhibition
Enjoy some joyful live entertainment in Queen Street Mall this silly season!
EDITOR'S PICK

Christmas in Brisbane

Get into the Christmas spirit this year with these 8 must-do festive events and activities for all ages across Brisbane City
Christmas in Brisbane
MUST DO

Christmas at South Bank

From big stage shows, roving performers and high-energy singalongs, to live music and festive films
Christmas at South Bank
HOT TICKET

Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

The two-hour spectacle of song and celebration at Brisbane Riverstage showcases some of Australia’s best & brightest stars
Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
THIS WEEKEND

Top Things to do November 25-27

From lighting of the Xmas Tree and big band cabaret to a tropical foliage festival & street food fiesta, the top things to do this weekend
This Weekend Nov 25-27
ICEWORLD BOONDALL

2022 Australian Figure Skating Championships

See the best figure skaters from across the country compete in a variety of disciplines, and spectator entry is FREE!
ICEWORLD Figure Skating Championships
COMING UP

What's on in December in & Around Brisbane

From concerts, Christmas shows and markets to festive dining and Christmas hampers, what's on in December 2022 in and around Brisbane
What's On in December 2022 around Brisbane
EDITOR'S PICK FOR KIDS

The Gruffalo's Child

The captivating sequel to much-loved children’s tale The Gruffalo, comes to life on stage in a magical, musical adaptation
The Gruffalo's Child
MUST SEE

Jingle

From the creators of Cirque Bon Bon and Cirque OLIO, an all ages singing, dancing, magic, circus and comedy Xmas show spectacular
Jingle
Mary Poppins now playing at QPAC!
CONTENT RESUMES ON SCROLL
ADVERTISEMENT