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Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Koala Hospital takes care of koalas injured through fire, dog attacks, and collisions with vehicles. Located in the Macquarie Nature Reserve, it is the only hospital of its kind in the world. The hospital staff treats about 250 injured animals each year. Some parts of this site are open to the public daily, offering you a chance to walk around the koala enclosures. To see the animals fed by staff members, time your visit for early morning or afternoon. the hospital illustrates Australia's efforts to protect its varied and often endangered wildlife. Put Koala Hospital into our Port Macquarie trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Port Macquarie.
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  • It's so sad to see the damage we are causing these little creatures. That said, life must go on and in which case it is brilliant to see the work that many will do to help protect our precious koala. ...  read more »
  • We visited here this afternoon. The guide was very informative and certainly knew her stuff. Not too many koalas to see but we got a taster and it is free. The place relies on voluntary contributions ...  read more »
  • Oh this place is lovely, shame most are there because of dogs! owners pls watch your pets. The ladies are great here and have so much information for you 
  • Nice little koala care spot in a fabulous setting, dedicatedly looking after some cute little creatures that had an unfortunate experience or human encounter :) & right next to the lovely Roto House.
  • Super fun, all the koalas were well looked after and super cute, we adopted Ocean Summer and were very proud to own a share in a koala so deserving of the money we put towards her!
  • We ended up here trying to find some of the HelloKoalas sculptures. This is a great place not only to see Koalas relatively up close, but to be able to contribute to their conservation as well. The Koalas housed here are all patients recovering from various things which have happened to them - dog attack/collision with car/fell from tree etc.
  • It's a lovely mission they set themselves and you can tell all people working there voluntarily are passionate. We were lucky enough to find a koala to adopt, very happy to support the cause. Go check it out and help if you can
  • Really small place. There's only about 4 or 5 koalas on display. But this isn't a zoo, and it really is about the work they do! If you want a bit of education about the dangers koalas face and how you can help, this is the place to be! Don't expect to spend an entire day here though, maybe an hour at most.
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