Thursday, 1 September 2011

Brisbane - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Censational Girl is hosting a party to show and tell a favourite thing in your home town.  Brisbane has many great things but once place I really like to go, especially when we have international visitors is The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

How cute in this koala?

In February this year some friends from London came to stay with us for a week during their 9 month holiday around the world.  They wanted to see a koala so we took them to Lone Pine. 

I like Lone Pine.  It's a little old and dated, but it is simply charming.  It's not over commercialised like some of the more famous zoos in south-east Queensland.  Whilst you do have to pay to have your photo taken with a koala it is not ridiculously over-priced like some other venues.

My husband and I holding a koala

You can also buy a bag of food for $1 and hand feed kangaroos. 
I love that you can get up close and personal with the animals.

They don't just have koalas and kangaroos.  They also have other Aussie animals:

and a cattle dog show with live sheep shearing demonstration

They have built a new platypus enclosure so you can see these cute billed marsupials in action.  They even have a live web-cam

Throughout the park there are birds and native water-dragons everywhere, especially along the banks of the Brisbane River.

So if you are ever in Brisbane, The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary would be one of my favourite places to visit.

For more information on The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary visit here

Victoria and Steve (our friends from London) went on a 9 month worldwide adventure with their 3 kids.  You can read all about their gap year trip at Victoria's blog - It's A Small World After All.

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1 comment:

  1. Aaawww! I'm an Aussie-born-Canadian, and travelled back several years ago...must have taken a thousand pics of koalas!! Thanks for that wonderful memory...

    Deborah (happily visiting from

    {Hope you'll drop by sometime!}


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