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Best place to see koalas?

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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 10y

What's the best place in australia to see koalas, both in the wild and in other places?
Thanks, Michael.

2. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

Hey michael,
Well apart from the obvious like australia zoo(went yesterday...really cool) i've seen them in the wild at noosa national park on the east coast and on magnetic island just of the coast at time to see them is late afternoon as they sleep for 20 hours at a time and only wake to eat.
have fun...hope you see some.

3. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Have been to the koalas farm in Brisbane. You can take them in your arm and cuddle them.
Was great. Please send me one by post.

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

When I visited Tasmania I went to Trowunna Wildlife Park more info here and really enjoyed to see all the Native Tasmanian Wildlife such as Tasmanian Devils and Wombats in a sort of natural environment. On top of that they also have a few Koalas and during the tour give you great information about all the animals.

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting flo jo

Have been to the koalas farm in Brisbane. You can take them in your arm and cuddle them.
Was great. Please send me one by post.

Was this Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary?
I went there, loved all the animals, on my profile there's a pic of me cuddling my little friend Bertha. Adorable. I want one!

If you want to see them koalas the wild, there are lots on Magnetic Island (near Townsville QLD). Especially if you follow some of the paths that take you to the secluded beaches, and viewpoint etc. You've a good chance of spotting them, snoozing away up a tree. They hardly move. Magnetic island also has cute rock wallabies.

6. Posted by WONDERBUS (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

There's a handful of places in Port Stephens, 2 and a bit hours north of Sydney.


7. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y

i live in sydney and there's a very popular place called koala park in West Pennant Hills which is a while away from the CBD if you are taking public transport. You can take the train to Pennant Hills and then a glenorie bus (no.632 David Rd) to castle Hill road. I think its pretty cheap and u can feed koalas and stuff and theres other australian animals too!

8. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y

Forgot to mention that theres a website too
i think its
and its not as cheap as i thought but its a very hands on experience there

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10. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

There's a Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, NSW which I think you can go into and see them be fed. I haven't been there the times I've visited Port Macquarie though.