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How to Hug a Koala

I am sure you have always wanted to cuddle a koala… Well, I know a place where all of your dreams can come true: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary! Located only a 20-minute bus ride from Brisbane City, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary takes care of more than 130 koalas. In fact, Lone Pine holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s first and largest Koala sanctuary!

How much does it cost? –

Adult: $36 / Student: $24. Add a Koala Cuddle photo* for $25

When is it open?

9:00am – 5:00pm daily. (1:30 pm – 5:00 pm on Anzac Day.)

There are so many reasons you should visit, here is what you can do and why I had so much fun with Koalas. Why you should visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Realize your dream: touch a koala! Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was one of the few places in the world that allowed visitors to hold a koala. To keep the koalas happy, the keepers now hold the koalas while you stand next to them and give them a friendly pat. It’s definitely worth it!

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