Lone Pine Koala

In the state of Queensland, Australia. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane was founded in 1927, is the oldest and largest resort in the world for koalas animal. On an area of 4.6 hectares began with two of koalas called for animals Jack and Jill. Lone Pine Park became known internationally during World War II, when Americans

                  The first thing that you notice when you enter Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the sheer diversity in terms of the animals that live there. Despite the name it is not just a Koala sanctuary or and it is very educational. Lone pine is a fantastic place for all the family, and everyone will come away having learned something about Australian animals and plant species. The sanctuary's staff is approachable, knowledgeable, and friendly and makes the park very family orientated.

Lone Pine was named one of the top 10 zoos in the world by Yahoo, and is the number one rated Brisbane attraction on leading travel site Trip Adviser, and it is easy to see why. There's a lovely smell of eucalyptus about the place - the koalas love this stuff. This is what sets it apart from a regular zoo or animal exhibit. As you walk the grounds of the sanctuary it actually feels like you are at one with the wildlife as the sounds and smells are not that of many large "corporate" zoos. The people who run the sanctuary really care about the work they are doing, and that shines through, helping you enjoy your day.

In terms of the wildlife at Lone Pine, you will not be disappointed. Apart from the koala that gives the sanctuary its name, you will find all kinds of animals such as Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas, wallabies, emus, and various birds of prey to name but a few. In March 2010 the sanctuary opened its new state of the art platypus house.

In addition to seeing all the animals mentioned, Lone Pines also has a number of interactive exhibits. It's easy to get up close and personal with Aussie wildlife - you can VERY easily feed the kangaroos any time of day after buying food for them at the gift shop. Koala hugs are another great feature of Lone Pines, and you can join a list of celebrities including Eric Clapton and even The Pope who have had their photos taken being hugged by these adorable marsupials. After your Koala hug you can buy the photo in a number of different forms, including postcards or a calendar, which makes a truly unique gift. If scaly is more your style, there is also the chance to hold one of the sanctuary's pythons or baby crocus. It is this kind of variety that makes Lone Pine a one off attraction; there is just so much to do!

All in all Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a "must-do" Queensland attraction. Whether you are Australian through and through, or if you are a visitor from anywhere else in the world, make it a priority stop whenever you are near Brisbane.


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