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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  • About 8 Koalas on 'display' to see, they were mostly quite closs and visible. Some sleeping, some eating. Several Koalas not on view because of their rehabilitation - and good signage to explain why.....  more
    About 8 Koalas on 'display' to see, they were mostly quite closs and visible. Some sleeping, some eating. Several Koalas not on view because of their rehabilitation - and good signage to explain why.....  more »
  • Interesting to see the rehabilitation of the Koalas decimated in the fires, hit by cars, consumed with illness. As a rural landholder who has a Koala corridor and at least 10% of my land is natural... 
    Interesting to see the rehabilitation of the Koalas decimated in the fires, hit by cars, consumed with illness. As a rural landholder who has a Koala corridor and at least 10% of my land is natural...  more »
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  • Friendly and helpful staff and lovely koalas. There is a lot of parking and nice souvenirs. The koala feeding is between 2:30pm and 3pm a day staff are feeding the koalas medicine. Instead of a talk to the whole group, there is a staff member who is on hand to talk with people individually. I expected that you could feed the koalas instead of staff and there would be a public talk but otherwise it was good.
  • This place was awesome, very educational and knowledgeable. I had a amazing time being that close to a wild rescued koala. And seeing them in there natural state. These guys do a fantastic job looking after the koalas and trying to rehabilitate and educate us all on how we can help this precious endangered species. I would highly recommend going to this attraction. Entry is free but you can donate while you are there which is a beautiful feeling.

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