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World’s First and Largest Koala Sanctuary

Only 12km from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with 130 koalas. Hold a koala, hand feed kangaroos and meet a large variety of Australian wildlife in beautiful, natural settings.

OPEN every day over Easter (9am-5pm)
& ANZAC Day (25th April, 1:30-5pm).
No surcharges apply.

Tasmanian devil
Sarcophilus harrisii

Tasmanian devil

Flesh-loving predators
The scientific name ‘Sarcophilus’ (meaning ‘flesh-lover’) is well suited to these carnivores who feed on fresh meat as well as rotting carcasses of other animals. When devils feed, they consume the entire animal – flesh, fur, bones and all. They often screech and growl when feeding, to intimidate and scare off other animals to prevent fighting.

Forest cleaner
As a top predator in Australia, the Tasmanian devil helps maintain small animal populations and assists in removing carcasses. They act like natural vacuum cleaners, keeping the bush healthy and reducing maggots.

Devils under threat
The biggest threat to this endangered species is a disease called 'Devil Facial Tumour Disease'. This contagious cancer is a fatal disease that spreads rapidly from one devil to another through biting.
Lone Pine's devils come from the ‘Devil Ark’ project. Devil Ark is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to breed disease-free Tasmanian devils on mainland Australia.

 Attend our daily Tasmanian devil keeper talk at 3:00pm