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Vacation Care Excursions

Self-Guided Day

Explore the Sanctuary at your leisure

$13 per student

Discovery Session

Choose one of our curriculum-linked Discovery sessions. Includes a 30-45 minute presentation lead by our Education Officer and 1 bag of free-rage animal food per student.

Min 15 / Max 30 students per session

$15 per student

Chaperone Free of Charge Ratios

Free of charge ratio


Special needs
must send letter from school stating that this level of care is needed


Over free of charge ratio

Standard adult entry

Optional Extras

Lunch Pack I
Sandwich platter, melon salad & fruit juice

$8.00 per student

Lunch Pack II
Nuggets (x3) & chips, melon salad & fruit juice

$8.00 per student

Free-range animal food
Included with Discovery Session

$1.00 per bag

It’s never too early to plan your school holiday excursion to Lone Pine. Lead your own self-guided day ($13/student) , or experience the wonderful world of Australian wildlife through ‘vacation care only’ Discovery Packages ($15/student).

Exclusive vacation care packages include a 30 minute wildlife presentation and a bag of free-range animal food for each child to feed the kangaroos and wallabies.

Excursion Resources

Planning Your Day

Information to help you plan a successful visit including instructions for arrival at Lone Pine, payment, Discovery Sessions, and creating an itinerary for your day.

Planning Your Day (PDF)

Classroom Resources

Terminology and teaching strategies to help you integrate your Lone Pine visit into your lessons.

Common Terminology (PDF)

Teacher Checklist

Use this checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

Teacher Checklist (PDF)

Chaperone Checklist

The below resources can assist your chaperones in planning for their day, including activities to guide free time exploration of the sanctuary.

Prep to Year 2 Chaperone Checklist (PDF)

Year 3 to 6 Chaperone Checklist (PDF)

Safety Notes

Use this to assist you with your risk assessment.

Excursion Risk Assessment (PDF)

Guide Book

Souvenir guidebook complete with daily schedule and animal information.

Your Guide to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (PDF)

Lone Pine is open and accepting excursion booking requests in line with our approved Industry COVID Safe Plan. Due to the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, all Education booking requests are tentative and subject to change depending on government recommendations. Note: lunch packs currently not available.

Cancellation Policy: Bookings cancelled or postponed 10 or more working days prior to the excursion date will not be charged. Bookings cancelled or postponed less than 10 working days leading up to the excursion will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations made due to severe wet weather conditions will not be charged if the cancellation is made before the booked arrival time. Failure to attend an excursion without notice will be charged at the full cost of the excursion. All prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.