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Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary

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Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary

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BellaAJean wrote a review Feb. 2021
Sydney, Australia35 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a new facility and it is impressive to see what they are doing to protect koalas. The sky walk is fully accessible for prams and you see about fifteen koalas who are in long term care, with information about their stories. It doesn’t take too long to visit the site. The entry cost of $25 per adult should be seen as partly a donation towards koala rehabilitation and protection. Our baby was too little to appreciate the actual koalas but she loved looking at the koala statues dotting the path. Would definitely recommend as an educational visit for young children.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Kelly wrote a review Feb. 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our time staying at the Koala Sanctuary - we stayed 6 nights in a one-bedroom spa suite. The suite was self-contained, had plenty of space and a functional kitchen (minus an oven, but everything else you could need was there). They also provide breakfast in your room and were able to accommodate dietary requirements. If you are looking at this place, I'd highly recommend staying here as that lets you have full access to the facilities, including a tour before the premises opens to the public. This was really special. We could also go back to see the koalas throughout our stay, and the pool (for guests only) was glorious. I would have been disappointed to miss out on this. The Koala Sanctuary is a good base for a self-contained holiday. It's really close to One Mile Beach which was a highlight for us, and also a good spot to base yourselves and then go off on short activities/day trips. We would come back.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Travels_with_kids wrote a review Feb. 2021
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
The Koala Sanctuary might do some great work rehabilitating these amazing animals but at $25 per adult to walk through accomodation tents to get to see a small number of koalas from a long distance doesn’t justify the admission price. We had a toddler with us and we’re done in 20 mins with our toddler still asking to see Koalas. Seems there focus is on the accomodation guests and not general visitors. Not a patch on the experience of the free Koala Hospital at Port Macquarie!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Jac wrote a review Feb. 2021
Newcastle, Australia52 contributions8 helpful votes
Thanks for having us! Very peaceful surroundings, it’s a sanctuary for injured koalas that can’t be relocated so you can’t cuddle them etc Was lovely to see them looked after so well. 2 night stay was peaceful and rooms clean comfortable and all the staff so friendly and inviting .
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Date of experience: February 2021
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debbull101 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Sydney, Australia111 contributions19 helpful votes
Very nicely fitted out new facility Basically walking through a holiday park looking for some bundled koalas in enclosures. Happy that my money goes towards helping sick and injured wildlife but the experience was overall underwhelming
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Date of experience: January 2021
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