Providing first-class care

Port Stephens Council in partnership with Port Stephens Koalas has created a Koala Sanctuary to ensure first-class care to sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Opening in September 2020, the Koala Sanctuary will offer visitors a unique opportunity to see koalas in their natural habitat. It will also support their long-term rehabilitation and preservation. Visitors to the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary will enjoy:

  • Natural setting

    Unique experiences with koalas in a natural and idyllic bushland setting

  • Informative Guides

    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.

  • Stay with us

    Opportunity to stay overnight in a ‘glamping style tent’ within the Sanctuary grounds

  • Preservation

    A new opportunity to directly contribute to the preservation of koalas in Port Stephens

The Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary incorporates:

  • Koala Centre - visitor admission and guest reception
  • Sanctuary Story Walk — offering visitors an immersive educational experience of the koala habitat
  • Koala Hospital — take a look through the hospital viewing window as veterinary staff carry out *examinations and administer treatment to koala inpatients. *When underway
  • Newcastle Airport SKYwalk and elevated viewing platform — offering unique perspectives into the koala’s natural habitat, a perfect photo opportunity!
  • Fat Possum Café — offering a range of ‘grab and go’ eats and treats, baristas coffees and a range of quality souvenirs in a tranquil bushland setting
  • Deluxe 4 star accommodation — guests will be able to wake up with koalas by staying in onsite four star glamping tents