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Port Stephens: Koala Sanctuary General Admission Ticket

Port Stephens: Koala Sanctuary General Admission Ticket

From US$ 19.77 per person

Immerse yourself in an idyllic natural koala habitat at the world-class Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. Support vital conservation work of one of Australia's most iconic animals and its threatened habitat.

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  • Stroll through the Port Stephen's Koala Sanctuary at your own pace
  • Get up close to adorable koalas lazing the day away in their natural habitat
  • Look into the Koala Hospital for the chance to see staff caring for koalas
  • Get a koala's eye view on the 225m elevated Newcastle Airport SKYwalk
  • Learn about Australia's most famous marsupial and it's struggle for survival
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Spend a few hours or a whole day at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary learning about Australia’s beloved koalas and the threats they face. Walk amongst the beautiful Australian bush and see koalas in their natural environment doing what they do best – sleeping and eating. 

Sanctuary Story Walk is a meandering 250-meter pathway offering an immersive educational experience of the koala and its habitat. The koalas at the sanctuary have been brought there for treatment and rehabilitation after injury, with the aim of returning them to the wild if possible.

At the Koala Hospital veterinarians care for koalas requiring treatment and general check-ups. You can watch through a viewing window as veterinary staff carry out examinations and administer treatment to koala inpatients, however there is no guarantee when these procedures may occur.

Newcastle Airport SKYwalk is a 225-meter-long pathway with viewing platforms raised 10 metres into the tree canopy. The unique tree top perspective is a great photo opportunity. You may even find yourself eye-to-eye with a cuddly koala – always remember, look but don’t touch, they are wild animals.

Due to the natural setting of Port Stephen’s Koala Sanctuary you may spot echidnas shuffling around on the ground around the walkways. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of an adorable brush tail possum hanging out in a tree hollow as well.

After you have experienced all the attractions Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary offers, finish with a visit to Fat Possum Kiosk. Grab a snack, coffee or treat and browse a variety of souvenirs and gifts. Proceeds go towards the continued conservation effort of koalas and their threatened habitat.

Visiting Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary entails a round-trip walk of about 1km in length. All pathways and elevated viewing platforms are easily accessible and designed for all ages and abilities. Some limited bench seating is provided along the Sanctuary Story Walk.

  • General admission ticket to Koala Sanctuary
  • Newcastle Airport SKYwalk
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
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January 7, 2023

Such a beautiful place to go and visit. The koalas were either eating or sleeping but we’re cute. I adopted a koala called Tilly Highly recommend visiting this place

December 30, 2022

Very basic - saw lots of glamping tents for accommodation then maybe 4-5 actual koalas.

November 28, 2022

Product ID: 428934