Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary.  Located at 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket about 12 km from Brisbane city. The Sanctuary has been offering wildlife experiences to locals and tourists.

Last Friday BROWNS English Language School (BROWNS) students went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The weather wasn’t great, it rained all day. Rain or shine, we went as planned. BROWNS students had the ultimate opportunity to connect, and get up close and personal with Australian wildlife.

Everyone loved the koalas! BROWNS students were so lucky to see lots of koalas during our visit.

Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves and spend most of their life in trees eating and snoozing.  

Chill out with the kangaroos – BROWNS students not only had the experience to interact with kangaroos but also hand-fed the kangaroos with specialised food, sold in the general store! Kangaroos are used to human interaction, and students were allowed to stroke them (such soft fur!). 

Watch the Sheep Dogs Show – that was a great opportunity for BROWNS students to visit the small farm set up and watch the Sheep Dog Show. They also watched experienced handlers and the dogs herd sheep through various obstacles and learnt about the history of sheep farming in Australia

It was such a truly amazing experience for BROWNS students to have the opportunity to interact with Australian wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. BROWNS students enjoyed a great day out getting up close and personal with the animals, and not only that, but everyone was also singing and dancing in the rain!