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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.

Gang-gang cockatoo

Gang-gang cockatoo

Cockatoo communication
Cockatoos communicate using vocalisations and body language, often raising their crests in greeting, excitement or alarm.

Escaping the heat
During the hottest part of the day, gang-gangs will sit still among the branches of a eucalypt for hours, perhaps joining in mutual grooming.

What’s on the menu?
Gang-gangs feed mainly on the seeds of native shrubs and trees, including eucalyptus, acacias, cypress pine and introduced hawthorn species. They crack seed capsules open with their strong beaks and bite off clusters of berries or seeds, holding them in one foot to eat.