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:
Unique experiences with koalas in a natural and idyllic bushland setting
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.
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Opportunity to stay overnight in a ‘glamping style tent’ within the Sanctuary grounds
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