Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie

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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. Plan to see Koala Hospital and other attractions that appeal to you using our Port Macquarie road trip planner .
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  • Worthwhile visiting in the afternoon when they have guided tours and explain the aims of the hospital. And of course, Koalas appear cuddly. Would recommend.  more »
  • The Koala Hospital Port Macquarie is the only Koala hospital in Australia. To get the most out of your visit book into one of the volunteer leg Koala tours. The tour was informative and entertaining. ...  more »
  • We stayed there for 2 h with a picnic. Before 3 p.m., we observed injured koalas, then those who have recovered their strengths in the trees. 3: 00 koalas are fed (which some pipet) and a guided tour is organized. Really very nice to do :) We recommend the place.
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  • Very unique experience! The hospital does such great work in helping vulnerable koalas; was so great to see first-hand the impact they are having. Be sure to go during the tour (every day at 3:00 p.m.), as you’ll learn a lot more than meets the eye. Also, consider donating what you can (we “adopted” a koala, but any donation is greatly appreciated and goes a long way). Would recommend to anyone!
  • It is a small clinic specialised for koalas. Perfect place to take kids for a day tour with lots of fun activities to do. Located in a nice area in Port Macquarie with great number of parking spots.
  • The koala hospital is a good little facility helping koalas with injuries and disabilities. It is nice that they allow you to view their temporary and permanent residents free of charge. They gladly accept donations though. The examination room with viewing window enables you to see the medical work they do on the koalas. A great place doing great work looking after Australia's treasured animal. Definitely worth visiting if passing or close by.
  • Fantastic facility and volunteers who are doing such an important job for the wildlife community. Thank you to all involved! Definitely worth a trip at the feeding times to learn about koalas and see them up close! Unique experience to see what is involved in ensuring the rehabilitation and survival of our koalas. Great for tourists and locals alike.
  • This special place is definitely worth a visit. The Koala Hospital specialises in helping injured and disabled koalas. You can meet the resident koalas, read their stories, and you can donate to help them by leaving money in the charity boxes or by getting something from the gift shop. This is a really cool place.

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