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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.

Tawny frogmouth
Podargus strigoides

Tawny frogmouth

Not an owl
Though often mistaken for an owl, the tawny frogmouth belongs to the Nightjar family.

Clever camouflage
The tawny frogmouth has excellent camouflage. Helped by the colours of its feathers, these birds stay perfectly still and tilt their heads upright, making them hard to see among tree branches.

The waiting game
Tawny frogmouths wait for their prey to come to them, rather than seeking out their food. Once their prey is in sight, tawny frogmouths pounce down from their tree branch. Prey includes insects, frogs and other small animals.