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The Best Spots to Meet a Koala in Brisbane, Australia

Note: You can visit the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary, where you may snuggle the fuzzy companion, just 30 minutes of the rush and bustle of Brisbane.


Since the development of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf in preparation for the city’s hosting of the 2032 Olympic Games, Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, has repeatedly been named as the “upcoming big thing down under.”

Skytrax, the leading authority on the world’s best airports, named Brisbane International Airport the “Best Airport in Australia/Pacific” because it is one of the most linked hubs in Australia thanks to its $1.1 billion second runway. Direct flights connect Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City to Brisbane Airport.

Despite the city’s proximity to technology and massive constructions, Brisbane has managed to preserve its natural heritage.

The koala is an Australian herbivorous marsupial. The koala, like the kangaroo, has been internationally recognised as a symbol of Australia due to its distinctive appearance. Indigenous Australians have been depicting both in their cave paintings and tales.

The name “koala,” which comes from the Aboriginal Dharug word “gula,” which means “no water,” is just one of several hundred Aboriginal words in the Australian language and one of several Aboriginal words that entered the international English vocabulary.

Although koalas are often referred to as “koala bears,” wombats are actually their closest living cousins.

Koalas at a secluded sanctuary in Lone Pine

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is not only the largest and most well-known koala sanctuary in the world, but it is also the favourite native wildlife refuge in Brisbane. More than a hundred koalas call this park home, and visitors may pet and feed them, as well as interact with kangaroos and owls, all in a lovely setting.

You can save money on admission by calling the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre at 07 3006 6290 in advance. They are open every day of the week from 9 am to 5 pm.

Centre for Koalas at Daisy Hill

This koala education centre is a fantastic site to learn about koalas and their conservation, and it’s only 25 kilometres south of Brisbane in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park. The koalas are not for petting or holding, but there are observation platforms where you can go up close, and a keeper gives a talk every day.

Free of charge and open every day from 10 am to 4 pm. Wheelchairs can access all areas.

Visitors from the four largest Asian visitor markets to Brisbane—Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines—are increasingly venturing just outside the city to experience the wonderful world of wildlife parks, zoos, and animal sanctuaries. They are petting koalas, walking with llamas, hand-feeding dolphins, and riding camels.

The “River City” of Brisbane is a hip and happening place to visit, with riverside and rooftop restaurants, iconic performances and events, well-known amusement parks, and luxurious hotels. Beyond the urban sprawl, there is an abundance of breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders to explore.



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