Kangaroos, Koalas and More!
When it comes to studying abroad, students not only have the opportunity to enhance their language skills, but also get to experience a whole new world of culture, nature, and adventure. Lexis students, who come to Australia to learn and explore, are no strangers to these life-changing experiences. One such unforgettable adventure was a trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where our Lexis Brisbane students got up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife. Located just a short drive from Brisbane city, Lone Pine is a wildlife haven like no other. Established in 1927, it’s the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in the world. But it’s not just about koalas; the sanctuary is home to a wide variety of Australian wildlife, making it the perfect place to connect with the country’s unique flora and fauna.
Here at Lexis Brisbane, we understand that learning is most effective when it’s enjoyable. That’s why we love organising trips and activities to help our students immerse themselves in the language and culture. The trip to Lone Pine was an adventure, and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. The highlight of the trip was, of course, getting up close and personal with the cuddly koalas. Lexis English students had the chance to hold and cuddle these iconic Australian creatures. While doing so, they learned interesting facts about koalas, like how they sleep for up to 20 hours a day and eat eucalyptus leaves, which give them their distinct aroma.
The sanctuary also offers opportunities to interact with kangaroos. Students were able to feed and pet these gentle marsupials, all while practicing their English skills. Kangaroos are known for their friendly and curious nature, making these interactions a perfect opportunity to connect with the local wildlife. Students also had the chance to admire and interact with a variety of native birds that call Australia home. With vibrant plumage and playful personalities, these birds provided a different kind of wildlife experience. The sanctuary’s knowledgeable staff shared insights about each bird species, adding an educational element to the visit.
Lone Pine isn’t just about hands-on experiences; it’s also about education. Our students attended presentations by wildlife experts, delving into the behaviour, habitat, and conservation of Australia’s unique wildlife. These informative sessions enhanced the students’ understanding of the country’s ecology. Our trip to Lone Pine was not just an opportunity to practice English listening and speaking skills but also a chance to enjoy Australia’s unique wildlife and culture. The up-close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, and birds, combined with educational presentations under the beautiful Queensland sunshine created an enriching and memorable experience for everyone.
Studying abroad is more than just learning a language; it’s about broadening horizons, creating memories, and embracing the beauty of diversity. Lexis ensures that students get the most out of their educational journey, making it an adventure they’ll cherish for a lifetime. A trip to a place like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is just one example of the many exciting opportunities that we at Lexis offer our students.