There’s a very good chance that the koalas you see here are sleeping. This is because koalas spend between 18-20 hours a day sleeping or dozing in order to conserve energy. Their food source, eucalyptus leaf, doesn’t provide much nutritional value and is mostly just fibre and water. The koalas at Lone Pine receive fresh eucalyptus every day which is harvested from our very own plantations where we grow all of their favourites. You might even be lucky enough to watch as the leaf gets changed out daily.
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. At good wildlife organisations, guests experience happy, healthy animals and engaged staff. Guests can support conservation and enjoy educational opportunities. At Lone Pine, we hope you also:
- Don't just see animals, but meet them
- Connect emotionally with nature
- Experience habitats
- Understand that protecting habitats is protecting wildlife
- See and hear information relevant to you and your part of the world
- Share your memories
Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.
About the web camera
We call this our "Cuddle Train Camera" because it often catches the koalas hugging each other. Although they have plenty of places to sit in this habitat, these boys often like to hug - sometimes 3 or 4 in a row. Please check it out when you visit. The camera is live, 24 hours, from our Main Koala Habitat. Koalas sleep and wake in the day and night so you can often see them active regardless of the time of day. Night video is lower quality since we won't light up koalas that might want to sleep.