Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • Well worth a visit. Free entry but donations are encouraged. All visitors must currently book in for a 45 minute session. Our volunteer/ guide was very informative and it was good to see the koalas.....  more »
  • Amazing place, koalas are well taken care of by all those volunteers! Great stop when visiting the area.  more »
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  • Sad Koala stories that impressively show their threats - strongly linked to humanity. But all with a happy end: They ended up in this wonderful Koala hospital where volunteers (!) take care of them in a heart warming way and with great respect of the animals! If you ever want to see an active Koala, make sure to be there at 8 - 8.30am when they start to feed them!
  • This was an excellent place to visit. Great for all ages to learn about the important work they do for koalas. They offer a free Koala Hospital guided tour at 3pm, that is very educational. The hospital is mostly manned by volunteers and the guide who ran the tour today 'Anna' was amazing. You could tell she was passionate about caring for these animals both now and into the future. All of the other volunteers that were there, were all so helpful and generous with giving information about the koalas. The Hospital operates mostly on donations and grants. If you get the chance to support their work make sure you do. A highly recommended activity for Port Macquarie.

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