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Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary has partnered with Port Stephens Koalas to provide a unique opportunity to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Offering first class care to sick, injured and orphaned koalas to support their long term rehabilitation and preservation.
Current koala happenings
We've been trying to weigh the girls this week. So far, we have managed to catch and health check: Joanie, Spring, Elia and the elusive Tilly. Midnight Rose is the only one left we need to catch!
Jax has had an increase in his appetite and now needs an extra branch every afternoon! What a porker!
Maree is starting to expand her diet. We are trialing her on a new species. She usually only gets rob, scrib, and tallow on a rotation. But we are hoping to slowly expand her diet to include grandis. She will get her first grandis branch tomorrow. Then we will wait and watch that she doesn't get bloated or the runs. If she does, we will treat her for it. You give pineapple juice for bloat multiple times a day (they love it!) or to help with the runs you remove the new species and offer extra water. If she does well. She will get grandis occasionally for a few weeks before we would add it to her regular feeding routine.
Tai has remained high in his trees enjoying the sun for the last few days. But he is still eating well.
Visit our Koala Centre that houses our Visitor Admissions and Guest Reception where our friendly staff will be able to answer all of your questions and enquiries.
Sanctuary Story Walk
The Sanctuary Story Walk is a 250 metre in length meandering pathway offering an immersive educational experience for all ages telling the story of koala and its habitat through artistic sculptural representations.
The state-of-the-art Koala Hospital includes an intensive care unit, clinic and recovery pens, looking after sick and injured koalas from the Port Stephens area. Take a look through the hospital viewing window as veterinary staff carry out examinations and administer treatment* to koala inpatients. Please note, access inside the hospital is not possible. *Subject to clinic timings
Newcastle Airport SKYwalk
The Newcastle Airport SKYwalk and viewing platform is a 225 metre in length elevated pathway and viewing platform, offering a unique ‘tree top’ perspective into the koala’s natural habitat, a perfect photo opportunity and educational experience.
*Newcastle Airport SKYwalk & viewing platform closes at 4pm.
Fat Possum Café
Offers a range of ‘grab and go’ eats and treats, baristas coffees and a range of quality souvenirs in a tranquil bushland setting to remember your unique visit.
All our excursions start off with a tailored educational tour from one of our local guides on care, rehabilitation and what is needed for koalas to survive in the wild.