For 90 years, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been the first point of contact for many people enchanted by one of Australia’s most iconic native animals.
With their chocolate-button eyes, fluffy ears, stout bodies and silver grey to brown fur, koalas have a most recognisable and loveable appearance.
About 130 of these adored herbivorous marsupials reside at the sanctuary, which is also home to a wide range of wildlife that is uniquely Australian.
The shy platypus, fearsome Tasmanian devil and dingo are also sanctuary residents.
The sanctuary has hands-on experiences with photo opportunities included: hold a koala and get close to a snake and birds of prey.
Daily shows include wild lorikeet feeding, free-flight raptor show and sheepdog show.
Free outdoor movie screenings run on the first and third Friday of the month at 6pm – it’s BYO blankets in a comfy amphitheatre next to the Riverside Cafe.
If you’re after a snack or something more substantial, Lone Pine Markets is open from 4-8pm, serving up local and international delights.
When: Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm
Where: 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket
For details and bookings please visit tour bookings for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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