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LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
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. COVID19 UPDATE -Click Here

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet


Feed wild lorikeets at our daily sessions - 9:45am and 4:00pm.


Brightly coloured acrobats
All native Australian lorikeet species are brightly coloured and intelligent. Lorikeets are clever, outgoing, and chatty in nature. Strong feet and legs, tapered wings and pointed tails allow them to fly quickly and easily. The rainbow lorikeet was the first Australian bird ever to be illustrated in colour in 1774.

Hair-tipped tongue
Lorikeets eat mainly nectar and pollen and therefore have a specialised hair-tipped tongue for feeding. They feed on the flowers of about 5,000 species of plants, including eucalyptus and grevillea.

Backyard buddy
You can take to attract these birds to your backyard by growing native plants.  You can buy native seeds from our gift shop to start your own backyard sanctuary.

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