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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The world's oldest and largest koala sanctuary, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to more than just the cute and cuddly koala, but also to kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas and various species of reptiles as well as Australian parrots, cockatoos, kookaburras and cassowaries. Lucky visitors are actually able to handle the koalas here (for a fee) making this the only sanctuary in the world where this is possible - a dream come true for many. Feeding and petting is also permitted and is completely monitored, making this an ideal activity for families travelling with small children.

Address: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket

Website: www.koala.net

Telephone: (07) 3378 1366

Opening times: Open daily from 8.30am to 5pm

Admission: A$32 (adults), A$21 (children). Other concessions available