World's first and largest koala sanctuary now on Google Street View
People from around the world can now experience a 360-degree virtual tour of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from the comfort of their own home. In January 2018, the Google Street View team walked every inch of Lone Pine’s 20-hectare property, capturing the natural beauty of the sanctuary and its characters within.
The Google Street View Trekker - a specially-designed backpack weighing in at 18 kilograms and boasting a 15 camera lenses that snap images every 2.5 seconds – was used to gather this new perspective.
“It is hoped that the new Street View footage will give future guests a taste of what they can experience at Lone Pine and inspire them to visit and connect with nature and wildlife in person”, says Communications Coordinator, Amy Swinn. “There are also many people throughout the world unable to travel, so by collaborating with Google, we can now bring the joys of Lone Pine to them.”
With the footage now live, Lone Pine will feature on Google Street View alongside other world-renowned establishments such as the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Singapore Zoo, and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
On Thursday, 7th December 2017, we officially welcomed our new common wombat, 'Bruce Almighty' to the Lone Pine family.
Known day-to-day as ‘Bruce’, this spritely young wombat made the move from South Australia to sunny Brisbane, and was recently introduced to his exhibit.
He wasted no time exploring his new home, digging holes, and of course, marking his territory.
Bruce was orphaned at a young age and was hand-raised by a wildlife carer. He will now call Lone Pine his ‘forever home’.
“Lone Pine is very excited to welcome Bruce to the family, and to be involved in a program which enables orphaned joeys to live healthy,
happy lives following an often-eventful start to life”, says the sanctuary’s Wildlife Curator, Frank Mikula.
“Bruce will play a pivotal role in educating our guests about the plight of wombats across Australia.”
After Bruce has spent some time settling in, he will be introduced to his new housemate ‘Bella’ (Lone Pine’s female common wombat),
with the hope that one day the sanctuary will hear the pitter-patter of wombat joey feet.
You will be able to find Bruce in our common wombat exhibit, from 9am-5pm daily.
FREE outdoor movies at Lone Pine Outdoor Cinemas
Join us every 1st and 3rd 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 wifi available. Dogs welcome (must remain on lead at all times).
Markets and movies will be commencing again in 2018.
Watch this space for event dates.