Cuddle A Koala
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 a day, and koala cuddles and photos all day long, you will not leave disappointed.
For over 80 years, famous and not-so-famous people have visited Lone Pine to cuddle a koala.
How to hug a koala
Hugging a koala is easy by following these steps:
1. Stand facing a koala handler
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.
Once you purchase a photograph, our photographers can also take a few quick snaps for you with your own camera!
*Calendar and Postcards can only be purchased after purchasing the standard souvenir photo.