The Koala Hospital Port Macquarie NSW
The Koala Hospital was established in 1973 as a rehabilitation centre to treat sick and injured koalas. Between 200 and 250 koalas are admitted through the Hospital every year, with Chlamydia, motor vehicle accidents, dog attacks, bushfires and lost habitat the most common threats to koalas.
Families are welcome to visit the Koala Hospital anytime between 8:00am and 4:30pm for a self guided tour, where you can walk around the grounds and see the koalas recovery, care and feeding free of charge. Everyday at 3pm a free guided tour open to the public is run by volunteers also.
There is a small exhibit about Koalas at the entry, that my children and i found very interesting and interactive. The displays included information on the history, conservation, fun koala facts plus skeletons, fur and a microscope to view a tray of native plant cuttings.
The Koala Hospital is one of the top things to do in Port Macquarie and sits beside the historic Roto House if you wanted to do the two attractions in one, there’s a coffee and snacks cart set up on the lawn out the front, with seating and a small box of kids toys to refuel hungry tummies afterwards.
Open every day (except Christmas day)
8:00am – 4:30pm with feeding times 8:00am and 3:00pm.