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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre

#2 of 23 things to do in Cowes Features Animals
1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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koala conservation centre. Meet our koalas ‘face to face’ from our amazing treetop boardwalks at this unique ecotourism attraction. This area of natural bush land isalso home to an amazing variety of birds and wildlife.
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1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Love my 3 hours walk here at the sanctuary. There are 9 koalas here but I managed to spot only 7, not bad as the koalas are not caged and they are free to roam. They usually sleep between branches high up the eucalyptus tree....More

Thank CeaserBoy
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Went as a family to the Koala Park and whilst it is a good set up we only saw 4 Koalas and as usual they were asleep. I would not go back but it is a wellset up place

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

It was okay saw about four koala and after that got on the bus. I guess I expected more, but that about it.

Thank Adenike A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It was like find Wally. But we did find five Koalas - unfortunately all asleep. Nice walk around the grounds.

Thank John S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Can never get enough of looking at koalas... Had a sore knee..but the walk was little to both boardwalks where we did get to see around 7 koalas... Worth seeing on the Island...

Thank WeekendTraveller1969
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It was a nice cool day for walking around the park. We were able to see a few koalas relaxing in the trees. It was off season so the park was mostly empty. That made a very nice walk.

Thank KingWhale
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We went with overseas visitors.It seems a bit expensive BUT you see Koalas close up and in a natural environment. We liked the idea that they are not handled by visitors or in a modified environment. You can see other animals in the wetland as...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

My children and I saw 9 koalas resting in gum trees. There are boardwalks from which to see the treetops. After a short walk on the boardwalks, there isn't much else to do in the surrounding scrubby bush.More

Thank Karen_ML_Melb
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear Karen_ML_Melb Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent visit to the Koala Conservation Centre. I'm glad to you got to see 9 koalas, as that's some pretty good spotting. The treetop boardwalks do of course bring you up higher into the...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Good place to spend an hour (but probably not much longer), well designed to maximise your chances of spotting the koalas

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Essentially there are two parts to this park. The first is an enclosed area where it is almost certain that you will see koalas. Sometimes they are quite high up in trees but still pretty close. The second is open spaces where the main game...More

Thank Richar64
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Do I have to book? Or can I just turn up? Not sure of our travel.plans yet.
19 October 2015|
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Response from Vivek K | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the counter. However if you buy 3 parks pass which includes Koala Conservation Sanctuary, Penguin Parade and Churchill Island you will save some $s as it is cheaper to buy them together.