A Fantastic Day at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

lone pine koala sanctuary style. | taken by Sony NEX-7

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – We went to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane and spent 3.5 hours hanging out with koalas, kangaroos and friends and having a FANTASTIC day!

Officially recognised by the Guinnes World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 75 years experience and 130 koalas.

It was absolutely fantastic. Famous for opportunities to get close to Australian wildlife, complete the experience by meeting an assortment of farm animals in the outback farmyard. It is definitely a MUST-VISIT attraction if you are traveling to Queensland with or without children.

welcome to. | taken by Sony NEX-7

lorikeet pink. | taken by Sony NEX-7

the common laughing kookaburra. | taken by Sony NEX-7

eastern water dragon in love. | taken by Sony NEX-7

big hugs for koalas. | taken by Sony NEX-7

I voted it to be the best experience ever! The most popular animal encounter is still the irresistible koala hug. Cuddle one of these cute creatures anytime and ever have your souvenir photo taken.

Oooh you can feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, encounter birds of prey and hold a snake. You’ll meet a large variety of wildlife including wombats, birds, dingos, emus, Tasmanian devil and more, in beautiful, natural settings.

australian dingo. | taken by Sony NEX-7

prisca with dingo. | taken by Sony NEX-7

a ranger and lone pine lizards. | taken by Sony NEX-7

a lone pine lizards. | taken by Sony NEX-7

cheryl, ginger beer, and our lovely lunch. | taken by Sony NEX-7

We arrived at 11.30am and we left at 14.00pm. Yo! we had a lovely lunch and thank you to our super friendly host Cheryl. It was an epic day!

Some tips on how to have a great day:

1) Bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen.

2) Wear good walking shoes.

3) Buy kangaroo food. You can ‘connect’ with kangaroos here.

4) Bring your own water bottles. There are water fountains everywhere and you can refill your bottles very easily.

wombat. | taken by Sony NEX-7

tasmanian devils. | taken by Sony NEX-7

wallaby and me. | taken by Sony NEX-7

mom and kid. | taken by Sony NEX-7

the heart of life. | taken by Sony NEX-7

Overall, yes, It is a place I will surely revisit. We had so so much fun!

More information about Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, visit koala.net.

A big thank you to Garuda Indonesia, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government, Visit Gold Coast, Lady Elliot Island, Tourism and Events Queensland, and Tourism Australia.

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