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Koala Conservation Centre (Phillip Island)




Stroll through this eucalypt woodland and come ‘face-to-face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. The Koala Conservation Centre’s unique tree top boardwalks and close viewing areas allow visitors to see how truly amazing koalas are.

The new koala boardwalk provides exceptional koala viewing and features amazing views of a beautiful natural wetland area. Also not to be missed are the centre’s latest additions. Catch a glimpse of this year’s koala joeys, as they take their first adventures out of the mother’s pouch, learning to climb, find food and meet each other. Exceptional photo opportunities abound!

Visitors have the opportunity to experience a ranger-led ‘Koala Eco-Explorer Tour’ which provides them with the chance to discover behind the scenes information about one of Australia’s favourite icons. Unlike a zoo, the Koala Conservation Centre is really unique as visitors get the chance to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, living as they would in the wild.

Another spectacular area is the woodland walk. Wandering through natural bush, amongst hundreds of different species of Australian wildlife, (including wallabies, possums, echidnas and snakes) visitors can try to spot the koalas themselves.

The Koala Conservation Centre also features a visitor interpretation centre with gift shop and educational displays.

Opening Hours:


Every day from 10am and from 2pm on Christmas Day.

Cost:


Prices and Bookings
All revenue benefits koalas.

A "Three Parks Pass" will be better value if you intend to also visit the Penguin Parade and Churchill Island.

Review:


Interesting for the kids although you don't necessary get that close to the koalas and other animals. Kids who can't stay quiet will have trouble finding wildlife. In order to see a range of animals it is necessary to walk a fair distance although staying on the boardwalk should enable some koalas to be spotted. There are plenty of very informative signs. A new building is currently being built (November 2009).

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Address | Contact


1810 Phillip Island Road,  Cowes 3922, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5952 1610
Map: 932 Ref: B5

Web Links


Link Koala Conservation Centre

Link Phillip Island: Penguins, Koalas and Kangaroos Day Tour from Melbourne

Link Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

Link Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass - Penguin Parade and more!

Link Phillip Island Nature Parks on Facebook



  Reader Feedback  

Victor Meyer      Posted:    11:11 AM January 31, 2013

A lovely setting of koala-browsed blue gum forest with generous boardwalks in and amongst the treetops. Light walking and easy spotting opportunities. Watch some koala behaviour at KCC here, http://youtu.be/N6IUBUrP5Tk

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