In a win for things to do, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary expansion project has commenced.

Being built is a Wild Walk experience and a 581-metre boardwalk through eucalyptus and bushland.

The project will cover 15,000 square metres.

“The Wild Walk experience will take visitor enchantment to an entirely new level,” said  Minister for Tourism, Stirling Hinchliffe.

“The Lone Pine family already includes world-famous koalas, tree kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, Tasmanian devils, bettongs, and potoroos.”

Long-nosed potoroo, Potorous tridactylus, eating fungus. (Image Source: Australian Geographic)

And what I would call the coolest aspect to it: Night tours.

Night tours will fit out visitors with thermal imaging scanners so they can observe the nocturnal animals without blinding/disturbing them with torches.

Images taken with these cameras will also be uploaded for tourists to take home.

The project is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Economic Recovery plan.

It’s expected to be finished mid-2022.

Cya in the queue!

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