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Volunteering @ Koala Hospital

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1. Posted by ixoki (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi!

I'm interested in taking up the volunteering stint at the Koala Hospital at Port MacQuarie. Has anyone done it before? I'd like to hear more about it. Would also like to find out more about the backpackers' accommodation in that area.

Thank you!

2. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

Hi,

I don't know about the Koala hospital, but there's several hostels in Port. One is the YHA on Williams street and it'lll take you about 15 mins to walk to the hospital. There are one other back packers that I know of but it will probably take you about an hour to walk to the hospital.

There are holiday accommodation in Port which could be another option for you. They rent it out week by week so it could possibly be cheaper than staying at a hostel. Most of the real estate agencies in Port have holiday accommodation or they have two offices, one for selling and one for letting. My old company used to go with Thompsons real estate. They are pretty good. The rent is more expensive in the summer than the winter so you may have to look around. Most of the places are fully furnished.

Good luck and enjoy Port! It's pretty small but at least you have the beach nearby. Transport is pretty crap though so I hope you like walking or you have a car.

Cheers.

3. Posted by lavenlaar (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Here is the Koala Hospital

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting lavenlaar

Here is the Koala Hospital

That link indicates the wrong place for the Koala Hospital - the hospital is located at the Macquarie Nature Reserve on Lord Street in Port Macquarie.

5. Posted by lavenlaar (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Then what is that building along the freeway ? I remember that place ...

6. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

There is a petting zoo (I think) just after the big roundabout to Wauchope (pronounced war - hope). The Koala Hospital is on Lord Street. You can't really see it via the road because of all of the gumtrees. If you're going down Lord street from the north, the Koala hospital is on your left just before you reach the small forest of gumtrees.

7. Posted by ixoki (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi sunset, thanks! The other accommodation options you mentioned - how / where may I find out more about them?

8. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

The easiest is to be there and see the travel agent. Otherwise you can google them online. There is a website for Port Macquarie News which is the local paper so you can also try there.