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LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
World’s First and Largest Koala Sanctuary

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.

Questions? Contact our Education Team on education [AT] koala [DOT] net or 07 3378 1366

Platinum Tour

Our most premium full-day wildlife experience, the Platinum Tour is truly a special day filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

In a small group of up to six you will enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access, as well as private animal encounters and feeding opportunities with a range of Aussie animal super-stars such as the dingo, birds of prey, kangaroos, reptiles and of course, koalas, all while accompanied by your knowledgeable guide.

Have your special moments captured by one of our professional photographers so you can relive the magic and share your memories.

Individual Price $620.00

Platinum Tour - Sunday

Click here for a Platinum Tour Sunday booking (surcharge applies). 

Individual Price $720.00

Keeper for a Day

Have you ever dreamed of being a zoo keeper? Make your dream a reality for the day as you dive into the world of caring for wildlife with this hands-on and immersive experience.

Perfect for the adventurous wildlife-enthusiast, this day is packed with behind-the-scenes visits, up close and personal animal encounters, and of course, feeding and cleaning opportunities. Get a glimpse into the inner-workings of a wildlife sanctuary as you explore areas of Lone Pine seldom seen by members of the public and get the full keeper experience.

Individual Price $580.00

Keeper for a Day - Sunday

 Click here for a Keeper for a Day Sunday booking (surcharge applies). 

Individual Price $680.00

Sanctuary Highlights

In a small group of up to six, this three-hour guided tour explores the highlights of Lone Pine while incorporating daily shows and exclusive encounter opportunities. Get your camera ready as you are granted staff-only access to a koala exhibit and behind the scenes at the Platypus House as well as priority seating at our magnificent Free Flight Raptor Show.

Individual Price $360.00

Sanctuary Highlights - Sunday

Click here for a Sanctuary Highlights Sunday booking (surcharge applies). 

Individual Price $410.00

Behind the Scenes

In a small group of up to six, our Behind the Scenes experience offers an inside look into the inner workings of a wildlife sanctuary, including access to staff-only areas and exclusive encounters with animals and their keepers. During this two-hour experience you will learn about the training and care of some of our amazing native Aussie wildlife residents while gaining insider information on the day-to-day operations of Lone Pine.

This is a sneak-peak you’re sure to remember.

Individual Price $360.00

Behind the Scenes - Sunday

Click here for a Behind the Scenes Sunday booking (surcharge applies). 

Individual Price $410.00

Wild Encounter Dingo

Looking for a paw-sitively amazing experience? The Wild Encounter: Dingo will get you up close and personal with Australia’s iconic wild dog: the dingo. Enter the Dingo Habitat to say g’day and watch a training session. Help the dingo keeper create and feed out a tasty enrichment treat. Enjoy a leisurely stroll as you accompany the dingo keeper on their daily walk, and of course soak up some serious dingo pats (just be warned, you might get a dingo kiss). 

 

Individual Price $150.00

Wild Encounter Reptile

Are you totally obsessed with turtles? Seriously into snakes? Longing to meet a lizard? If any of the above apply then the Wild Encounter: Reptile is for you. Meet some of Lone Pine’s resident reptiles as you learn about the care and daily lives of a range of fascinating native Australian species. Enjoy hands-on private encounters and feeding opportunities as you make your reptilian dreams a reality. 

Individual Price $150.00

Wild Encounter Koala: AM

Get an inside look into the lives of one of Australia’s most iconic species as you learn the ins and outs of koala health, diet, reproduction, conservation, and more.

This 45-minute tour is jam-packed with all things koala. In a small group of up to six, you will be able to watch a health check and learn about koala veterinary care, join the Education Officer for an exclusive visit into a koala exhibit for photo and observation opportunities, and of course, create a magical memory by having a professional photo taken holding one of these amazing animals. 

Individual Price $150.00

Wild Encounter Koala PM

Get an inside look into the lives of one of Australia’s most iconic species as you learn the ins and outs of koala health, diet, reproduction, conservation, and more.

This 45-minute tour is jam-packed with all things koala. In a small group of up to six, you will be able to watch a health check and learn about koala veterinary care, join the Education Officer for an exclusive visit into a koala exhibit for photo and observation opportunities, and of course, create a magical memory by having a professional photo taken holding one of these amazing animals.

Individual Price $150.00