Brisbane is blessed with a variety of wildlife experiences that are very close to the city. Walkabout Creek is at the Gap, just 12kms from the CBD. It offers city kids the chance to meet some iconic Aussie animals.
Right above the wildlife centre is Walkabout Creek Café which is open for lunch 7 days a week. And families are invited to have a swim in the cool waters of the nearby Enoggera Reservoir.
Another option is the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. It’s just 25kms south of the city and admission is free. Visitors are not able to handle or pat the koalas but can admire them from two viewing platforms. The centre is currently undergoing a huge upgrade and will be open again in early 2018.
The most well-known wildlife park near Brisbane is Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It opened in 1927 as a refuge for sick and injured koalas and today it’s the largest koala sanctuary in the world. Last year it proudly celebrated its 90th birthday!
A great option for visitors is to buy a yearly pass. If guests buy it from the Lone Pine website, they will receive a 20% discount. The pass gives visitors member benefits and discounts throughout the sanctuary.
Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre