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A fun family exercise - Koala Hunting

Amazing amazing project!!!!! My teenagers had a blast chasing these koalas all over town. Met the... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2021
TravellingAsthmatic
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Maitland, Australia
Bright and cheery

These koalas are absolutely gorgeous. Took the scenic route on the walk from our accommodation to... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2021
Somethingtoshare
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Liston, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2021

Amazing amazing project!!!!! My teenagers had a blast chasing these koalas all over town. Met the talented lady that started this project and she is one of the loveliest people you could meet. Such a treasure to talk to. Would love to see Tourism Australia support this amazing lady and her project just a little bit more so she could potentially have a centrally located office and extra staff to help her out, as the office is a bit out of the way for tourists and can't afford to be open full time, but I imagine this is all the project could afford at the present time. I hope to see this project get bigger and better. Best wishes to all xo

Date of experience: April 2021
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2021

We are so glad to hear your family enjoyed the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail and thank you for your comments. I am a little embarrassed!

With the installation of the Big Koala later this year at the new Cowarra State Forest tourism precinct, we hope to expand our retail presence in the region. But I, for one, enjoy talking to people who come through the doors of the Hello Koalas Gift Shop.

We are appreciative too of the ongoing support from our state and federal members, since we established the Trail back in 2014 with 50 Hello Koalas sculptures. Now we have 80!

We shall see what transpires after COVID! Thanks again and come and see us again soon. Margret



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Reviewed 2 April 2021

These koalas are absolutely gorgeous. Took the scenic route on the walk from our accommodation to dinner so we could seek out a few of these beautiful art works. Absolutely made me smile. I can’t wait to bring my daughter here to enjoy this lovely town and see these bright and cheery koalas.

Date of experience: April 2021
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with our Hello Koalas sculptures.

We have just launched our 79th koala called "Winnie the Unicorn", created by local artist Pauline Roods with specialist help from our local fibreglass manufacturer John Belfield and adornments from local brook-maker Thompsons Brushes!

Winnie is now resident at our Hello Koalas Gift Shop at Unit 16, 10 Bellbowrie Street in Port Macquarie, a hop, step and a jump from Settlement City.

Looking forward to seeing you and your daughter and please pop in to say "hello". And thanks again for your heart-warming review.

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Reviewed 25 March 2021

By accident, we found more and more of these beautiful koalas as we go around the city in shops, cafes, and hotels,

Date of experience: March 2021
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail has 79 one metre high fibreglass koala sculptures, hand painted by local artists in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region.

So we are glad you found lots to see and say "hello" on your visit to Port Macquarie.

Thank you for letting us know about your discovery of our Hello Koalas. We are working on our 80th koala right and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. We offer a 24/7 information hotline by text and email too. Just visit our website for details. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 13 February 2021

Omg what an absolute amazing experience! Just like a treasure hunt for all ages! Absolute beautiful koalas which get you to see all around Port Macquarie and surrounds! The artistry on them is amazing and they all tell a specific story! The amazing woman Margaret who created them was an absolute pleasure to meet who took time out of her weekend to meet us and wow so clever! Thank you so much, I am in love with these koalas!

Date of experience: February 2021
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Thanks for your glowing comments. It's lovely for the Hello Koalas team to receive this feedback.

And I personally enjoy the opportunity to meet and chat with people like yourself who enjoy our Hello Koalas.

We are not able to remain open every day in our Hello Koalas Gift Shop but we are happy to open by appointment or request if we can do so. We live an hour out of town so a little notice is always appreciated! Looking forward to welcoming you back on your return visit!

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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

A great activity to do with the kids. The koalas are amazing. Great art. It was disappointing that the hello Koalas shop was closed. Very limited hours and not open every day.

Date of experience: February 2021
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2021

Glad you and your family enjoyed the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

I'm sorry our Hello Koalas Gift Shop is not open every day (we'd like to be!) but our shop is new and we are still working out the best days and times to open that will suit locals and visitors and letting people know where we are.

Unit 16, 10 Bellbowrie Street, off Hastings River Drive is our address but we are not situated at street level so people need to drive a short way into the business park. There is usually plenty of parking right outside our Shop and when we are open we usually place 3 or 4 Hello Koalas sculptures out the front.

Outside of our usual hours of opening, we are happy to open up on request via a text or email, it we are able to do so. but as we live out of town, it is not always easy to meet those requests. But we do our best!

At present we open 10am to 3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. During the school holidays we aim to extend our hours of opening. Information is accessible via our website or social media.

Thank you for sharing your comments - we really value feedback to enhance the Hello Koalas experience.

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