Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the largest and oldest koala sanctuary in the world. Established in 1927, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a sanctuary covering over 11 acres of land and is located in the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane. Having begun with just two koalas, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary grew in popularity over the years - particularly during World War II when it was visited by Americans to view the local animals. Presently it is home to numerous koalas as well as kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, reptiles, echidas as well as a platypus. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the world's very few sanctuaries that lets visitors interact with koalas and hold them for free. A visit to the sanctuary is recommended for all nature lovers.
Tickets cost around $33 for adults and $22 for children
Daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 hourAround 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
Interacting with koalas
Though designated prayer facilities at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of open area will be available to use during prayer times. Muslim travellers can also visit some of the several mosques in Brisbane such as the Moorooka Musallah, Darul Uloom Islamic Academy and West End Mosque.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will need to visit some of the Halal restaurants in Brisbane. There are several Halal restaurants in Brisbane that serve Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine such as the Bashori Indian Restaurant, Satay Club Noodle House, Sultan's Turkish Restaurant and Ala-Din – which are a few favourite spots in Brisbane.