|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.