Koalas, Wombats, and Kangaroos, Oh My!

While visiting Brisbane, Australia, I decided to check out the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on the outskirts of the city’s CBD.


708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket 4069.

How I Got Here: 

By taking the 430 bus to Lone Pine. It’s fairly easy to figure out where to stop so don’t sweat it so much. A bus ticket costs about $6.70, which you can pay on the bus but it’s easier to just buy a metrocard.


9:00 to 17:00 everyday besides Christmas and Anzac Day


  • Adult daily pass –> $29.70
  • Backpacker daily pass –> $25.20
  • Children under 2 years old –> free
  • Children 3-13 years old –> $19.80
  • Concession daily pass (students, seniors, pensioners) –> $21.60

Here’s some utterly adorable pictures I took while there.



Helpful tips:

  • Most of the koalas are still power napping around the afternoon. They become more active closer to when the sanctuary closes. So the best time to go is later on in the day
  • It’s a better experience when you can feed the kangaroos. They eat off your hands, letting you take the perfect selfie.  You can buy the food at the gift shop, so definitely head over there first before going to the kangaroo section.
  • You can actually hold a koala and get a complimentary photo. The downside though is you have to pay for it at the gift shop.

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