Cohunu Koala Park is located on fourteen hectares of bushland about forty minutes drive from Perth in Western Australia. The Cohunu Koala Park colony was established in 1982, with four koalas from South Australia. There is now a colony of over 25 koalas. The original Cohunu Park at Mills Park Road in Gosnells was shut down in 2005 and moved to Nettleton Road, Byford.
The park is an interactive experience for visitors with many animals you can pat or feed. You can hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies that roam freely through the park. Other animals you can feed include emus, owls, dingoes and deer. Various birds are on display including kookaburras and talking parrots. The kids will also enjoy the large dinosaur replicas at the park.
You can have you a souvenir photo taken cuddling a koala (photographic sessions are from 10am-4pm daily). There is an additional charge for koala photos and proceeds go to supporting the koala colony and continuing koala research at Cohunu Koala Park.
Facilities at the Park include an Australian souvenir shop with local products, and a kiosk serving teas, coffees and lunches.
Volunteers led by railway enthusiast Kevin Bradney have built a miniature railway track at the Park.
Volunteers laid about 250 sections of track, most of which was relocated from the old Mills Park site.
Cohunu Koala Park is located on Nettleton Road, Byford just 500m off the South West Highway at the foot of the Darling Ranges 40 minutes from the city of Perth. The Park is open every day except Christmas Day from 10am to 5pm.