Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Day Pass

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From USD 33.19

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Visit the world’s largest koala sanctuary, which is located an easy 20-minute drive from downtown Brisbane. Home to more than 100 koalas as well as more than 70 other animal species, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers multiple ways to learn about native Australian wildlife. Enjoy experiences such as watching koalas and hand-feeding kangaroos and wild lorikeets under staff supervision. See platypus, sheepdogs, and birds of prey in action. 
  • Entrance ticket to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, near Brisbane
  • Under staff supervision, hand-feed a kangaroo or meet a koala
  • See birds of prey soar through the air during the raptor show
  • Watch sheepdogs at work with human handlers and sheep
  • Look at platypus in the Platypus House and see wild lorikeets fly in for feedings

What's Included

  • Access to daily shows and presentations
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Kangaroo food (available to purchase)
  • Transfers to and from the sanctuary (guests to find own transport)

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

What To Expect

Make your own way to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet Australian wildlife in a gorgeous naturalized setting.

Check the schedule to find out when to catch the daily keeper talks, animal feedings and shows, which provide an opportunity to learn more about your favorite animals and get great photo ops.

You can hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies under the supervision of trained staff in the Kangaroo Reserve, which is home to approximately 150 free-ranging kangaroos and wallabies. Kangaroo feed is available for purchase on-site. Twice per day you can hand-feed the lorikeets under guided supervision from the keepers, taking in the colorful birds and their bird calls.

See a sheepdog show that highlights the work of skilled sheep dog handlers and their canine companions. Be amazed at the communication between human and dog that allows them to quickly herd sheep through the pasture. You'll also learn about the history of sheep farming and farm dog training in Australia, and get a chance to meet the animal stars at the end of each session.

The Free Flight Raptor Show demonstrates raptor hunting techniques in action. Gain insight into the behavior of magnificent birds such as eagles, owls and kites.

Daily shows and most presentations (except koala photos and kangaroo feeding) are included in the ticket price.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to the natural terrain, not all surfaces are wheelchair accessible. View our map before visiting:
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • If visiting with a service animal, please email ahead of time to to make arrangements.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

It was also extremely straightforward in reaching the sanctuary via the 430 bus from Queen Street!
Well worth the trip to Lone Pine to get up and personal with the wildlife.


357 reviews
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Kangaroos and Koalas?! What's not to love?!?!
Jay_I, June 2023
This is a must see when in Brisbane. The demonstration shows are fun and entertaining. The staff are friendly and have a wealth of knowledge. Of course--- the KOALAS!!! So adorable. It was awesome to pet and hang out with all the kangaroos! You will have a great time. Easy access by bus or if you like, a boat cruise.
Discover Australia's Wildlife
Jan_H, May 2023
Awesome experience to discover Australia's wildlife. Get close to Kangaroos, Wallaby’s and Koalas. There is even the chance to see a platypus.
Tania_K, May 2023
Great place. Really enjoyed ourselves. Easy to walk around with a pram and have it close by for the shows
Perfect for Families
Courtney_O, Apr 2023
This was the perfect trip for a family with small kids. It was small enough that we could see everything and the shows were extremely well planned so that we could go to each one and our kids were interested for the whole time. The koala hold was brief but still an incredible experience we will never forget.
Need to know.
Therese_P, Apr 2023
Unable to attend due to circumstances beyond our control. Still waiting for verdict on refund or postponement. Car and severe traffic problems.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Therese. We're sorry you weren't able to make it to the sanctuary. I can see that you've also been chatting with our friendly customer service team and that your ticket was promptly refunded by Viator. We hope you can make it out to us someday soon!
Animal paradise
Usman_M, Mar 2023
Walking around solo and seeing all the happy animals made my day. The staff was so nice, everyone was cautious and careful with the animals making sure they are ok. Lucy the shepherd was my favorite
Australian wildlife encounter.💝
Gianni_V, Feb 2023
The great variety of Australian wildlife 💝 and the professional conduct of the staff which created an unforgettable memory to be savoured for many years to come.
Memorable family visit at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Barney_T, Feb 2023
Awesome experience with the family, a visit here can be as interactive as you want to make it. Must do’s are feeding the kangaroos, feeding the parakeets and holding the koalas.
Koala and Kangaroos!
Carey_S, Jan 2023
Fantastic opportunity to get up close with so much wildlife! Loved being able to feed the kangaroos and hold a koala!
The Adventure of a life time
Leanelle_M, Jan 2023
It was an amazing adventure for me and my family we all enjoyed the sheep shearing and loved the koalas and the kangaroos they feed them and touched them it was a really great day thank you 😊 The Adventures of a life time
Would highly recommend
Hannah_M, Jan 2023
We were really glad we booked these tickets, the whole experience was great and the animals were very friendly. Also a very easy journey from brisbane city to Lone pine sanctuary via bus so all in all we had a brilliant day.
"Best Day Ever"
Randall_W, Mar 2020
I heard a young boy tell his parents when we were exiting, "That was the best day of my whole life!" For a moment I was wondering if I had said my thoughts out loud, but that is exactly how I felt, too. I am a 66 year old boy at heart I guess. To see the koalas and kangaroos, up close and not behind glass or fences was amazing. Thank you!
Once in a lifetime experience
Amie_M, Mar 2020
Excellent experience within the sanctuary, it was amazing to be so close with Kangaroos & Kola’s being our personal favourite. It was also extremely straightforward in reaching the sanctuary via the 430 bus from Queen Street! Well worth a visit!
Best Koala Experience Ever!
Mark_E, Mar 2020
If you want to see kuala’s, this IS the place to go. They are everywhere, and adorable. You even get to touch them (and for a fee) hold them. My wife was very pleased.
Darleen_R, Mar 2020
It‘s terrible to see these poor animals (which you can see in wildlife if you go to the right spots) in this very small cages. We leave after 20 minutes.
So dissapointed
Scott_S, Feb 2020
Very artificial environment for the animals. Poor signage to find your way. Too "zoo" like to feel like a sanctuary.
Special place in my heart
Elaine_H, Feb 2020
What a great place, from the moment you step in the sanctuary there is so much to see and learn about? The place is spotlessly clean with very friendly staff who are always willing to help, Wow it’s such a special feeling and experience to hold a koala and have a picture taken of the moment. I can not recommend this place enough for all ages
Friendly staff and volunteers...dont miss the daily shows..
Nagarajan_R, Nov 2019
The bird show and the sheep dog show are awesome. The snake keeper's talk was vey informative. Good place to hang around and meet koalas and feed kangaroos.
Excellent place
Monica_M, Nov 2019
Wonderful little sanctuary with lots of animals and a great interactive experience with some of those animals
More like a zoo than a sanctuary
Sarah_M, Nov 2019
We were really looking forward to visiting at the end of our 3.5 week trip to Australia. It was slightly problematic printing out the tickets while travelling and we couldn't see why mobile tickets are not acceptable. A bit disappointed we weren't given a map or any information so we almost missed the "meet the koala" session. This was a bit of a production line and we thought we would find out more about the individual koalas' stories and why they were in the sanctuary. I did queue up to pat a koala but wasn't able to actually have an individual photo and I'm not sure it's entirely ethical either. They are undeniably cute but most are asleep. The cages are a bit stark until the fresh supply of eucalyptus arrives. We enjoyed the Koala Hospital at Port Macquarie more where the intention is to rehabilitate them where possible and return them to nature. And the staff there engage with people a lot more.

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