Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. There is a direct bus from city that will take about 30-45 min depend on traffic . pre purchase the ticket online as it is cheaper by 10 dollar . uber will cost about 25-30 buck and it only take about 15 min or so . there are some show through the days . dont miss it . and one is able to take a photo with a korea for FREE . but to hug one a fee is require .
Queensland is the only state in Australia that allows tourists to hug a koala, woo hoo! As such, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the MUST go place for all animal lovers. Thanks to trip.com, we managed to get a discounted entrance ticket at $20+ (Tips: buy in advance, usual price is $40). There are two koala photo session each day, it is totally free (ranger will hug the koala for u), however if you want to hug a koala by yourself, you are required to pay for another $25, still worth it since you can’t hug it anywhere else. There is a very big compound reserves for kangaroos, kangaroos and wallabies are roam freely in the area, I somehow managed to catch a selfie w a kangaroo! But, beware of your steps, their shits are everywhere on the floor. Some other activities to highlight are sheep dog herding show, falcon and owl feeding.Overall is a very good experience, easily accessible by bus (direct to CBD area), people normally spend 3-4 hours there.
Average experience. You can see Koalas and take pictures with them when you pay extra. except that, a small place, not many attractions.
LOVED this place! Quickly figured out I don't like koalas. Lol they smell..they're abnormaly heavy and their fur is bristly. They also have a chance kf carrying STDs. That aside this sanctuary also had a beautiful selection of birds and reptiles and my favorite..kangaroos and wallabys! So soft and you can feed them!