Koala Park Sanctuary is set in ten acres of bushland and native gardens just 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. As well, as koalas, the sanctuary has Red Kangaroos, Grey Kangaroos, Wombats, Dingoes, Echidnas, numerous species of wallabies, Emus, Wedge-tailed eagle, Little Penguins and other Australian native bird species.
Koala Park was created opened in 1930 by the founder Noel Burnet who had a passion for protecting the koala at a time when large numbers were being shot and skinned for the fur trade. Noel Burnet’s family is still the owners and operators of the sanctuary. The Koala Park Sanctuary Research Hospital was opened in 1930 and was the first Koala research hospital in Australia. A new Koala hospital is currently being developed.
At Koala Park you will see them koalas in the trees, and also have the opportunity to hold a koala and have your photo taken with a koala. The koalas are fed 4 times each day.
Other shows during the day include a wombat show and a penguin show, and visitors also have the opportunity to hand feed kangaroos. The Stockman’s Camp gives visitors the taste of an outback station stock camp with sheep shearing, sheep dog display and boomerang demonstration.
Koala Park Sanctuary is located at 84 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills in Sydney. The park is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day except Christmas Day.