Christened after Sir Thomas Brisbane who was the then Governor of New South Wales from 1821 - 1825, the city of Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland. The topography of the city is sprinkled with several mountains like Mount Coot-tha, Stephens Mountain, Mount Gravatt and Whites Hill, and Brisbane happens to be a favorite among travelers all over the world. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is among the Tourist Attractions in Brisbane attracting huge crowds all through the year.
Established in 1927, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the earliest of its form and is still the biggest of its kind. Home to more than 130 koalas, it is a center for Australian wildlife preservation through education. The sanctuary is spread over 20 hectares of land, and you can walk through the paths, meet an occasional koala and cuddle them to your heart's content. Wombats, Tasmanian devils, reptiles, dingoes, kangaroos & emus and many more species of animals have made this sanctuary their home.
The Sheep Dog Show which is held 3 times a day is another major attraction apart from the other animals at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The sheep dogs entertain with their various skills, acrobatic and rational as well.
For a change of taste, you can choose to go for a cruise to the Lone Pine. On the cruise you can witness some of Brisbane's historically significant buildings and Indooroopilly Island, one of the country's largest bat colonies. At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can avail of the following facilities:
As part of a Brisbane Travel Guide visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will make your tour absolutely wonderful.
- Souvenir shops
- Transportation (bus, taxi)
- BBQ Facilities
- Facilities for the disabled
The culture, history and the people of Brisbane are the first things to be acquainted with on any of your Brisbane Tours. The strong ardor for music and art of the people of Brisbane is evident from the various musical forms of pop and classical that are largely enjoyed and cherished by the Australians. The existence of a considerable number of theaters and art galleries stand for the passion for cultural bent amongst the people of Brisbane.
You can collect some of the curios from the souvenir shops at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary but snaps taken as first hand experience would probably be the choicest gifts for yourself and your friends.
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