For a hands-on experience with some of our wild residents, be sure to attend our Wild Lorikeet Feeding sessions!
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the very few places in Australia where you still get the opportunity to hand feed such a unique Australian parrot. The wild lorikeets lucky enough to live around Lone Pine get to enjoy a special lorikeet mix at feeding times. This complete nectar provides the birds with a healthy meal of oats, cereals, vitamins and minerals to supplement their natural diet.
Keep a look out throughout the day for all sorts of different bird species that visit our beautiful natural surroundings. The grounds are also home to a large group of Eastern Water Dragons that like to mingle with our guests.
The rainbow lorikeet is known for its distinctive loud screech and green, blue, yellow and red feathers. Lorikeets are one of the few parrots that eat mainly nectar and pollen and therefore need a special diet. They have specialised brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar and soft fruits. They can feed from the flowers of about 5,000 species of plants and use their specialised tongues to take the nectar. The tip of their tongues have tufts of papillae (extremely fine hairs), which collect nectar and pollen.
In summer, you will also see lorikeets taking a bath at Lone Pine's water fountain.