Cuddle a Koala at Lone Pine!
Cuddle a koala and have your photo taken ANY TIME of the day!
There is no place on earth that you will enjoy an encounter with koalas like that presented at Lone Pine. With around 130 adult koalas and joeys (baby koalas), two keeper talks twice a day, and koala cuddles and photos all day long, you will not leave disappointed.
Come and meet a Lone Pine koala
Lone Pine koala cuddling
"What are you looking at?"
How to hug a koala
Hugging a koala is easy by following these steps:
1. Stand facing a koala handler
2. Place your hands on top of each other, and in front of your body at your waist height
3. Keep your hands together while the handler places a koala on you.
4. Be "a tree"and support the koala's weight by standing still and have your hands under the koala at all times
"Big smile!"- Your magic moment with one of Lone Pine's 130 koalas is caught on the camera!
Banned in NSW
Koala cuddling has been banned in New South Wales since 1997, but cuddling is still permitted in Queensland.
In Queensland, koalas can only be cuddled for less than 30 minutes per day. They must also get every third day off. This ensures that they get plenty of time to eat and sleep. At Lone Pine, we "clock on" and "clock off" our koalas when they go to the koala cuddling area.
There is no better souvenir of your visit to Lone Pine than a koala cuddle picture! There are many options to choose from. Our photographers will ensure that your memory will last a lifetime. You will also have the opportunity to take a photo with your own camera once a product is purchased. Koala cuddling photos start from just $16.00.
Once you purchase a photograph, our photographers can also take a few quick snaps for you with your own camera!
Terms & Conditions
*You can cuddle a koala for free, but no photos are permitted unless you have purchased a $16 photo ticket from the General Store.
*You are only permitted to take photos on your own camera once a ticket has been purchased.