Amongst the best things to do in Brisbane is to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary which offers plenty of captivating wildlife encounters; here are some key reasons to visit.

Hold a Koala

The largest koala sanctuary on the planet, only around a 20-minute drive from Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites, this attraction gives you a chance to hold these cute creatures too; since they are born in captivity, they are used to human contact. This experience includes a paid photo opportunity with them that makes a great souvenir.

Pat a Kangaroo

Those visiting this site from hotel accommodation Brisbane CBD has to offer can also get up close to kangaroos that can be found along with wallabies and emus in a free-range reserve. Here, you can touch or pat kangaroos, feed them special food and click unique selfies with these adorable marsupials too!

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Enjoy Fun Shows

There are fun-filled shows onsite the whole family can enjoy. Highlights include the Sheep Dog Show with highly skilled sheepdogs in action and the Free Flight Raptor Show featuring birds such as falcons, eagles and owls. Also of note is the Feed the Lorikeets session with rainbow and scaly-breasted lorikeets.

Diverse Encounters

There is plenty more wildlife to see at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane including wombats, freshwater crocodiles, turtles and the iconic kookaburra. You can also get up close to snakes, platypuses or dingoes, view the Tasmanian devil, encounter barn animals and listen to absorbing keeper talks as well.