Brisbane is one of the first places I stopped when I went to Australia. As I had a couple of free days in Brisbane to do what I wanted, the first place I wanted to visit was Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Located just 30 minutes from the city center, Lone Pine is very easy to go to.
A little history on the sanctuary first. Started in 1927, it is the world’s largest and oldest Koala sanctuary. It began with two Koala’s named Jack and Jill; now it is home to a variety of different animals including kangaroos, wombats, and lizards. What I like about the sanctuary is that no Koala is held for more that 30 minutes a day. In addition to that, all the fees go back to fund more enclosures, research, and eucalyptus plantation.
Visiting the whole sanctuary took me three hours because I spent my time feeding the kangaroos and experiencing all of the animals. The time spent there depends on how fast or slow you decide to do things. I highly recommend spending a morning or afternoon there as it is a little bit outside of the city. If you choose to grab lunch at the sanctuary, food for purchase at the center is relatively inexpensive.
Tickets for the sanctuary vary by age, but for adults, the cost is $32.40 if you purchase tickets online from their website. Lone Pine is also open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm which makes it easier to fit into your stop in Brisbane.
Let me know in the comments down below if you have been to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or if you have any questions about Brisbane!
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