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LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
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.

Supporting local businesses
Electricians, plumbers, sustainable technology companies, and construction and maintenance crews are all hired from the local area. Food products are sourced directly from local suppliers.

Celebrating good workmanship
We believe that it is important to celebrate good workmanship, and via our social media channels, newsletters, and sanctuary signage, regularly advertise the local companies we work with in an effort to encourage guests to also support these companies when undertaking similar work. Notable companies with which we work include Springers Solar and QPS Geothermal.

Knowledge is sharing
Knowledge sharing is an important part of Lone Pine culture, and we achieve this through mutually-beneficial collaborations. For example, in 2017 our horticulture team collaborated with Botanic Gardens, to exchange knowledge about the suitable types of plants to grow throughout the sanctuary. Our team learnt about hardy, drought-resistant plants, and we were able to share our knowledge of our water-saving technologies.

Enhancing the lives of the local community
Through connections with other small, local businesses, we are able to offer a variety of additional experiences to our local community members. Some of these include:
- affordable bi-weekly Yoga sessions at Lone Pine, conducted by local instructor
- bi-monthly free outdoor movie nights for local families

- market and food stall events, offering local farmers, food vans, budding authors and crafters a channel to promote and sell their products to an engaged audience
- Riverside Cafe and Children's Garden play area: a free space for families, mother's groups, aged-care groups, special needs organisations, and business clients to utilise and enjoy
- free Wi-Fi, 'bloggers corners' and charging stations, so guests can stay charged and connected at all times
- Meditation hut and non-denominational prayer room, available for guest use
- community engagement events

Volunteer Programs
Through our wildlife and administration volunteer programs, we are able to provide local community members, students, and even international guests, real-world experience within the tourism industry. We work closely with local universities, and have many veterinary and business students use the volunteer programs to satisfy their work placement requirements, in preparation for graduation.

Donations
Each year, Lone Pine supports local schools, kindergartens, scout groups, and sporting clubs, by donating over 150 gift vouchers to be used for fundraising efforts. We also collect donations for organisations that we have partnered with, including Rainforest Rescue, DevilArk, Australian Koala Foundation, and the Bob Irwin Foundation, to name a few.

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  • Baby Animals
  • Birds
  • Brisbane Koala Science Institute
  • Community
  • Conservation
  • Diet
  • Enrichment
  • Exhibit Design
  • Green Products
  • Koalas
  • Research
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Threatened Species
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife Hospital
  • As leaders of knowledge, we are dedicated to research and the discovery of new information.
    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary conducts

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  • Green Team
    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has created a Green Team to research and evaluate our environmental impact and we

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  • Supporting local businesses
    Electricians, plumbers, sustainable technology companies, and construction and maintenance crews are all hired from the local area.

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  • General enquiries:
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    Phone: +61 7 3378 1366

     

    Media enquiries:
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    Phone: +61 7 3378 1366

     

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  • Work and Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the below positions. Please email your interest to

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  • Teaming up with Happy Paws Happy Hearts

    Coming up with new and exciting enrichment ideas can be tricky and time

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    • Community
    • Enrichment
  • Beating the Heat - Handy Tips for Keeping Animals Cool

    Whilst the official first day of summer is still a couple

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    • Enrichment
  • Why we're batty for flying foxes

    Some of our keepers have recently become new mums, but not in the way

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    • Baby Animals
    • Conservation
    • Threatened Species
    • Wildlife
    • Wildlife Hospital
  • Make your New Year's resolution a green one

    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world"
    - Mahatma

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    • Community
    • Green Products
    • Sustainability
  • The Science of Saving Koalas

    At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, we believe strongly in making scientific, fact-based decisions and connecting

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    • Brisbane Koala Science Institute
    • Conservation
    • Koalas
    • Research
    • Threatened Species
    • Wildlife
  • Tale of a Tail: Repairing broken feathers for 'Maverick' the falcon

    We all know more or less what’s involved in

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    • Birds
    • Wildlife Hospital
  • The Five Domains Series: Nutrition & satisfying some of the world's pickiest eaters

    Lone Pine recently received recognition from the

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    • Diet
    • Koalas
    • Threatened Species
  • Getting a Grip on Plastic Pollution

    March 3rd is World Wildlife Day, and this year’s theme is “Life Below Water:

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    • Birds
    • Conservation
    • Enrichment
    • Wildlife
    • Wildlife Hospital
  • Meet the Team - Frank

    Meet Frank, our Wildlife Curator, who joined the Lone Pine family in 2011. As curator, Frank

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    • Exhibit Design
    • Technology
  • Hermit's Journey

    Like all marsupials, koalas give birth to tiny, underdeveloped young called ‘joeys’. Born with no fur, underdeveloped eyes

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    • Baby Animals
    • Koalas
    • Threatened Species
    • Wildlife Hospital
  • Chilling with the platypodes: how we use the Earth's heat to keep our boys cool

    Platypuses, or platypodes (not platypi,

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    • Exhibit Design
    • Sustainability
    • Technology
  • Building a Rainforest for our Tree Frogs

    One of our greatest privileges is providing safe and enriching homes for the

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    • Exhibit Design
    • Technology
  • Celebrating 12 months of the Brisbane Koala Science Institute

    We cannot believe it has almost been a year since the

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    • Brisbane Koala Science Institute
    • Koalas
    • Research
    • Sustainability
  • Spirit’s Story

    With an impressive wingspan of around 2.3 metres, wedge-tailed eagles rule the skies as Australia’s largest birds of

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    • Birds
    • Enrichment
    • Technology
    • Wildlife Hospital
  • What is the 'Eucalyptus Snout Beetle' - An interview with Natalia Medeiros De Souza

    Here at Lone Pine, we not only

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    • Community
    • Conservation
    • Koalas
    • Research
  • Pap feeding: Get the scoop on this super poop

    Find out exactly why koala joeys eat their mums' poo as

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  • The 5 Domains Series: Health - Managing hypothyroidism in Tanami the dingo 

    Part of providing positive animal welfare is ensuring that

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  • Reptile Enrichment: Stimulating the senses of our scaly friends

    Reptiles are arguably some of the most stigmatised and misunderstood creatures

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  • Brush Turkeys: Learning to love these feathered friends

    The determined “scritch-scratch” shuffling of leaves is a sound that causes many

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