Riverside Cafe Area at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Koala TV is a window into the wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We want to share the lives of our animal residents and share the philosophy behind the sanctuary and its habitats.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with 130 koalas and many other Australian animals living in the natural vegetation and built habitats.
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 guests 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 them and their part of the world
• Share their memories
For almost 100 years, Lone Pine has engaged guests and connected communities with wildlife. Part of Lone Pine’s plan for the future is to build new exhibits or refurbish existing exhibits to update and align animal, staff and guest experiences with our vision and mission. A range of important areas is considered during the planning phase of exhibit design, including psychological and physical animal welfare, the educational value of exhibits, public safety, husbandry and management of each animal.
Lone Pine draws on industry accreditations and regulations, including the Zoo and Aquarium Association, Biosecurity Queensland, and Ecotourism Australia, to audit exhibits and operations to ensure the highest standards animal welfare while minimising environmental impacts.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is nestled directly next to the tranquil flowing waters of the Brisbane River.
In addition to providing homes for the animals within or care, our commitment to retaining much of the natural vegetation of the area also means we provide an important corridor for local wildlife.
Many local species of native birds including kookaburras, lorikeets, and cockatoos choose to nest in the trees throughout the sanctuary. We do our best to encourage these wild visitors by preserving valuable tree hollows as well as putting up nest boxes to provide even more homes for birds and other wildlife.