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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 Christmas & New Years.
No surcharges apply

Blue-winged Kookaburra

Kookaburra club
Blue-winged Kookaburras are the smaller, shyer relative of the well-known Laughing Kookaburra. Blue-winged Kookaburras prefer habitat along water bodies, although where the living space of the two kookaburra species overlaps, it is not unusual to see Blue-winged Kookaburras and Laughing Kookaburras together, watching motionlessly for movement of prey below.

Family Life
Blue-winged Kookaburras mate for like and live in family groups consisting of a breeding pair, their current brood and offspring from previous years. Offspring usually live with their parents for several years, perfecting the skills required to find a mate and establish a territory of their own.

Blue-winged Kookaburras are carnivores. They take a wide variety of prey including insects, frogs, crayfish, small birds, spiders, worms, reptiles and small mammals. Large prey items like lizards and snakes are bashed against a tree or rock, to kill them and soften them up before they are eaten.