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200,000 square metres of nature, since 1927


Meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and engage with a large variety of Australian wildlife in Lone Pine's beautiful, natural settings.  Guests experience happy, healthy animals and engaged staff, as well as the opportunity to support conservation and enjoy educational opportunities.
  COVID-19 UPDATE: Lone Pine is closed temporarily. Keep each other safe during this time and we will see you again soon.  Details HERE  


Book in for the Junior Keeper for a Day, and Sanctuary Sprouts programs here. 


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was established on naturally hilly terrain and in order to maintain the integrity of the landscape, not all hills within the sanctuary are suitable for unassisted wheelchairs. Alternate routes are   available for guests with limited mobility (see map below). Some areas of Lone Pine are unpaved, such as our two kangaroo reserves and sheepdog area. These areas may not be suitable for all wheelchairs.

It is highly recommended that all guests wear suitable footwear. Shoes must be worn within the sanctuary and high heels are not recommended.

Please see the map below indicating the locations of steep hills, unpaved areas, and stairs throughout the sanctuary. This map will also be provided to guests using wheelchairs upon arrival to Lone Pine.

Accessibility Map Dec 2019

Click map to download.

Wheelchair Hire

Lone Pine has a limited number of wheelchairs, which are available for hire at our ticket entrance. A wheelchair can either be reserved by calling at least 24-hours prior to your visit or booked directly at the Entrance on the day (depending on availability). All guests who choose to hire a wheelchair will be asked to sign a liability waiver and pay a maintenance fee of $6. Please refer to our accessibility map prior to your visit if a wheelchair will be used.

Mobility Assistive Devices

To maintain a safe pedestrian environment and ensure animal welfare Lone Pine does not allow most wheeled vehicles within sanctuary grounds. Bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates and similar modes of transportation are not allowed. Personal mobility devices such as prams/strollers, wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters are allowed. Guests using approved personal mobility devices are asked to exercise extreme caution at all times whilst navigating sanctuary grounds. Please see section on General Accessibility to help plan your day if using one of these devices.

Assistance Animals

Certified guide, hearing or assistance animals are permitted within the public access grounds of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, including the Riverside Café and outdoor cinema areas. To meet quarantine requirements for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, guide, hearing or assistance animals may not access the grounds beyond the ticket entrance. Approved handlers with certified guide, hearing or assistance animals may make pre-arrangements to hold their animal at Lone Pine’s wildlife hospital and receive a free of charge entry for a friend/family/support person. To make arrangements, call us on +61 7 3378 1366. 

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FREE Outdoor Movie Screenings

Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for free movie screenings on our three outdoor cinema screens.
BYO blankets and pillows for our grassy amphitheatre, or take advantage of the comfortable seating at Riverside Cafe.

Free parking and free Wi-Fi available. Dogs welcome (must remain on lead at all times).

A range of dinner and treat options will also be available from food stalls. Like our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest event details.

Upcoming events:

Our movie events are on pause until further notice. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.



Premium Wildlife Experiences

Lone Pine Koala Wildlife Encounters

Lone Pine’s Wildlife Experiences immerse you in the action as keepers and animals share the highlights of their daily lives. Experiences range from 45-minute encounters to full-day programs and can include a range of activities from holding koalas and sunning pythons, to feeding a platypus and walking with a dingo. There’s sure to be something to cater for enthusiasts of all animals, furry feathery or scaly.

Bookings are essential. Experiences are available at select times throughout the day and are not available on Queensland public holidays. Sunday surcharges apply. Minimum age requirements apply and participants between 12-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult participant for daily experiences.

Click here to check out our experiences.

Questions? Contact our Education Team on or 07 3378 1366



Daily Shows & Activities
Learn more about our koala experiences, daily talks, and interactions.
Lone Pine encourages guests to connect with wildlife through specially crafted, close encounters.
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 At this time, the health of our staff and guests is priority. As a result, the below activities have been amended or cancelled until further notice:

AMENDED -  Koala Photos (see tab below). Wild Lorikeet Feeding - you can enjoy the sights and sounds of our birds, but please don't touch the feeding dishes.
CANCELLED - Barn Animal Encounter, Raptor Photos, Snake Photos

For more information, click here.