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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre

#2 of 23 things to do in Cowes Features Animals
1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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koala conservation centre. Meet our koalas ‘face to face’ from our amazing treetop boardwalks at this unique ecotourism attraction. This area of natural bush land isalso home to an amazing variety of birds and wildlife.
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1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of koalas but they're hidden very well! The entrance is 12,5 dollars per adult. There are many paths to see koalas and walking trhough the trees.

Thank aledolly
Reviewed 6 July 2017

A few koalas are around, but it takes some effort to spot them. Be mindful that this is a conservation centre, not wildlife park or zoo, so the koalas are in their natural habitat. Hence they can be located rather high up the tree.

1  Thank AbadiSingapore
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent up close to animals. It's feels a little run down when entering park but great experience.

Thank Steddersmummy
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Not a great deal. It is cool for those who have never seen Koalas up close, but in general I found a bit disappointing.

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Make sure you have a guided tour, there is lots to learn. The koalas are very close and easy to include in your selfie.

Thank oldaussieiady
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Good to see the work being done to help conserve these iconic animals. I loved seeing the different vegetation (so different from home). We went on a cool afternoon so many of the other animals were napping.

Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Interesting concept - a boardwalk that meanders through the koala's natural habitat and allows you to observe the koalas doing their thing up in the trees. We spotted a koala fast asleep, so had to be extra quiet so as to not bother it. It's...More

1  Thank Grace B
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy and appreciate wildlife in its own habit you will love this centre. Easy access boardwalks and a woodland trail allow you close access to the koalas who live here and a range of birds including black swans and kookaburra as well as...More

Thank ATraveller_7
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear ATraveller_7 Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent visit to the Koala Conservation Centre, and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. The woodlands are a lovely and peaceful place, and they are some of the last remnant woodlands...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

2nd visit. First was 9 years ago. Very well maintained. Very thoughtful for those little penguins. Keep up the conservation. Must see in melbourne

Thank Derrick N
Reviewed 8 June 2017

observe and admire Koalas up close.. whilst strolling along the boardwalk we saw Koalas chewing on leaves, climbing, crawling along suspended twigs from one end to the other, communicating with one another and snoozing of course. We went to the conservation one morning in a...More

Thank PAUL H
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Response from Vivek K | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the counter. However if you buy 3 parks pass which includes Koala Conservation Sanctuary, Penguin Parade and Churchill Island you will save some $s as it is cheaper to buy them together.