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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Discount Tickets

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, located in beautiful Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane is the ideal place for a thoughtful, enjoyable and educational family outing. The Lone Pine Zoo has been a Brisbane institution since 1927 and is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Lone Pine is open over Christmas and New Year!

Keep reading to find out how to get Lone Pine discount tickets because we have them cheaper than on the gate!

If you have small children, tweens or teens with an interest in animals (so – basically all of them!) you’ll find yourself spending hours in this wonderful place without even realising any time has passed.

The facilities that the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has put in place to cater for family groups and people with differing abilities and needs. This mean that this Brisbane attraction is a completely inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy themselves.

RELATED: We can also get your kids into Australia Zoo for FREE and we have cheap Dreamworld tickets too. If you have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, we have a discount code for that too! Want cheap movies tickets? We know that too!

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - view to the river

How do we get into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary?

Upon entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you will be greeted with plentiful parking spots – many of which are shaded if you get there quick enough. The Riverside Café provides a scenic look at a peaceful, lazy section of the Brisbane River. It is perfect to grab a coffee before even setting foot in the Sanctuary.

You’ll find catfish at the bottom of the steps here, too, if you’re quiet. Free wifi is available throughout the park and instructions on how to connect can be found at many different points. Make sure you share your memories on Lone Pine’s Facebook and on your Instagram account using #lonepinekoala!

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lining up for the Sanctuary you’ll notice options to purchase single entrance or yearly pass memberships. The pricing for the yearly passes is incredible and would make an amazing gift for the nature lover in your family.

What will we experience at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary?

Grab a guide book on your way through the gates so you can read up on the native wildlife you’ll be encountering. On our visit, we saw:

  • An amazing platypus exhibit that had our son spellbound
  • A snake exhibit that is currently being expanded
  • A gorgeous array of Australian birds who were very happy to have a chat
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Kookaburra at Lone Pine
  • Dingoes lazing in the sun
  • Tasmanian Devils scrabbling and having a bath in their enclosure
  • Wombats snoozing inside their enclosures
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Wombat sleeping at Lone Pine
  • Echidnas nosing in the dirt
  • Wild lorikeet feeding
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Lorikeets feeding at Lone Pine
  • A fascinating sheepdog show where three dogs showed their skills and rounded some skittish sheep through a series of obstacles
  • A barn-area with all your usual farm favourites
  • Crocodiles lurking at the bottom of their pond
  • A vast array of lizards – many of which run around inside the sanctuary!
  • Cassowaries protecting their habitats

There are kangaroos at Lone Pine Sanctuary too!

The most incredible aspects of our journey had to be the kangaroo reserve. We purchased feed from the gift shop and were suddenly the most popular people at the park!

Surprisingly soft, gentle kangaroos approached children who gleefully fed them the pellets. The looks on the kids faces said it all! In the reserve we also saw sweet little wallabies who moved with surprising speed and emus who stalked over to their keepers for back rubs.

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Patting the friendly kangaroos

We also had a koala cuddling photo done. You can buy your passes for these when you enter. The line moved with incredible quickness and we were very impressed with not only the skill of the handlers with the animals but how kind they were to the excited children who were waiting to get their photos taken.

A visit to the Sleep Koala Café will show you just how many celebrities have posed with the koalas over the years – including people like Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorgbachev, Marilyn Manson and The Queen Mother! Make sure you check the photo times in advance at the entrance and at the big screens.

What is there for families at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary?

The Sleepy Koala Café has many options for lunch, snacks, ice blocks and cool drinks. There is a children’s play area which is well-positioned near the air conditioning for those excited little ones who need to cool down. If you’d like to eat outside there is a dining area that is bordered by sleeping koalas dozing in eucalyptus enclosures.

We were very impressed by the number and variety of parents room and toilet options. There were breast-feeding cubicles for mothers wanting a little privacy, unisex nappy change facilities with options for baby food preparation and wide doors everywhere to ensure it was easy for prams and wheelchairs. We saw one mother go into the Kangaroo Reserve pushing a double pram with squirming twins inside – too easy!

Is there anything else to know?

There’s no way around this one – it can get warm at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. If you’re going in the summer ensure you necessary sun safety precautions. Bottles of water can be purchased from a number of different locations. We would suggest taking your time and taking advantage of the air conditioning in the café if required.

In the heat of the day many animals will be sleeping so be considerate of their needs. You will see hand washing stations near the enclosures – use them!

Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

This is a ‘must do’ for any visitor to Brisbane and any Brisbanite. We are incredibly lucky to have a place like this within our city borders – if you’ve not been, go! If you’ve already been, go again! The beauty of these Australian animals is not to be underestimated and to see them presented in such a safe, responsible and ethical environment is truly a blessing.

Lone Pine opening hours

Lone Pine is open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week, including all Queensland public holidays. 
ANZAC Day (25th April), 1:30pm-5pm. Christmas Day (25th December), 9am-3pm.

Our favourite places to get Lone Pine discount tickets

If you’re looking for a Lone Pine discount coupon or Lone Pine discount tickets, you will need to check our link below to find the most up-to-date offers. Please note, these discounts come and go so click through to see what deals are available right now. 

Lone Pine annual pass prices (available on the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary website): 

  • Family (2AD + up to 2CH) – $263
  • Mini Family (1AD + up to 2CH) – $189

See all the different prices for family make-ups here.

PS. We might also be able to get you into Australia Zoo and Dreamworld for FREE.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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