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Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha

Mount Coot-tha is a perfect lookout to view the whole of Brisbane from the Central Business District (CBD) to Moreton Bay. It is around 30 minutes away from the city of Brisbane.

There are many activities that you can do at Mount Coot-tha such as the following:

  • mountain biking
  • birdwatching
  • cycling
  • walking
  • hiking

At the bottom of Mount Coot-tha is the Botanic Gardens. It is where you can find The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, the largest planetarium in Queensland. Here you may attend a show in the Cosmic Skydome to take a tour of Brisbane’s current night sky. You may also visit the display zone to take an astronomical journey from the time of Big Bang up to the present day solar system.

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You may reach Mount Coot-tha by car, taxi or bus. Taxi fares from Brisbane City range from $26.00 – $37.00 (AUD) depending on the time of day and day. Meanwhile, Translink bus travels from Adelaide Street in Brisbane City to Brisbane Lookout every day.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia is the oldest and the largest koala sanctuary in the world. It is 12 kilometers away from Brisbane City and is open from 9am to 5pm. The entrance fee for adult is 34.20 AUD while 19.80 AUD is the ticket price for a child.

With 130 koalas, a guest would be able to enjoy holding one of the koalas in Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Not only koalas are the available animals in Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. There are also a wide array of Australian native animals that can be seen in this place. These animals are as follows:

Kangaroo. It is a marsupial animal that is indigenous to Australia. A male kangaroo can reach up to 2-meter tall and weigh about 90 kilograms.

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Wallaby. This may look like a kangaroo, that because they belong to the same family. However, you will notice the difference between a kangaroo and a wallaby through its size. A wallaby is smaller than a kangaroo.

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Tasmanian Devil. This animal is regarded as the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. It was before native in mainland Australia, however now, it can only be find in the island state of Tasmania.

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Wombat. It is another marsupial animal that is native in Australia. It is about 1 meter in length with a short and thick tail.

Platypus. This mammal is one of the five extant species of monotremes that lays egg instead of giving  birth to its young.

Aside from the above animals, you will also encounter different types of birds at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary such as cassowary, lorikeet, laughing kookaburra, barking owl and many others.

If you are a person who does not like animals, surely you will begin to love animals after visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary!

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