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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.

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Feed wild lorikeets at our daily sessions - 9:45am and 4:00pm.

Brightly coloured acrobats
All native Australian lorikeet species are brightly coloured and intelligent. Lorikeets are clever, outgoing, and chatty in nature. Strong feet and legs, tapered wings and pointed tails allow them to fly quickly and easily. The rainbow lorikeet was the first Australian bird ever to be illustrated in colour in 1774.

Hair-tipped tongue
Lorikeets eat mainly nectar and pollen and therefore have a specialised hair-tipped tongue for feeding. They feed on the flowers of about 5,000 species of plants, including eucalyptus and grevillea.

Backyard buddy
You can take to attract these birds to your backyard by growing native plants.  You can buy native seeds from our gift shop to start your own backyard sanctuary.