Koala Hospital

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Koala Hospital
4.5
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The world's first koala hospital. We are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating koalas; and researching treatments, pharmaceuticals and practices to conserve koalas and their habitat.
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SydneyJim56
Green Point, Australia230 contributions
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Well worth a visit. Free entry but donations are encouraged. All visitors must currently book in for a 45 minute session.
Our volunteer/ guide was very informative and it was good to see the koalas quite close. Hospital is being rebuilt shortly and a breeding program is in the works.
Written November 20, 2021
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mayakoppe
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Koala hospital is not just a place to see cute koalas, but to educate us to understand this lovable creature and to learn how we can protect them in a wildlife. The hospital is doing a great job taking care of the injured koalas and doing what they can do with limited budget. Stories behind each koala was incredible and touching.

The only thing I've noticed was that some people talk really loud and let kids run around while koalas are peacefully resting. If you are going with a family, you should remind your children that this is a rehabilitation facility for sick and injured.

Although they do not ask for entrance fee, I strongly suggest to make a donation or purchase post cards etc. You can donate with a card.

The facility does not have roof. So if you are going on a heavy rainy day, pick another day or take an umbrella.
Written January 4, 2022
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Alex
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
This Koala Hospital is something special. It warms my heart to see so many volunteers come together to preserve and care for these beautiful little angels. Hearing some of the koalas' stories was heartbreaking but I left feeling hopeful knowing that some great work is being done!
Written July 8, 2022
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frankjohnson88
Sydney, Australia44 contributions
We first visited the Koala Hospital in November 2019 while the bush fires were still active in the area. We were very impressed by the efforts the Volunteers were doing to save as many Koalas as possible under very difficult conditions. We adopted a Koala for our daughter.
We visited again 2 weeks ago and were amazed how they were able to successfully rehabilitate and return to the wild so many injured animals.
Those Koalas to badly burned to be released are now being held on site and being look after fantastically.
They are very thankful for donations from visitors, as they don't charge an entrance fee and receive do direct funding from N.S.W Government.
Written September 1, 2020
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Gregg
Springwood, Australia2 contributions
Couples
They have a ridiculously designed online form that allowed me to list 2 attendees under one name. Their system only registered the one attendee (even though I received an email with two attendees) so only one of us could go in. Needless to say we both left even though we had been looking forward to this for weeks. Absolutely devastated. Even the host commented that the form system was flawed... So, why not fix the form?
Written March 5, 2021
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ian f
sydney10 contributions
My husband and I recently spent 2 nights at the Koala Hospital. We had a guided tour with a very experienced and knowledgeable guide and saw the volunteers at work in caring for the koalas. The zoo is definitely worth a trip to encourage people to donate money or time to save these precious animals.
Written November 11, 2020
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Laurence Y
Hemel Hempstead, UK12 contributions
Couples
We had a wonderful visit to the Koala Hospital. The carers are doing an amazing job well worth the visit no entrance fee donate generously these folks are doing an amazing job. Koalas are beautiful creatures. Gift shop is reasonably priced and staff are very helpful.
Written January 30, 2020
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Lozza428
Australia116 contributions
Family
There’s a great room with information and interactive displays that our kids loved (they could touch everything! Press all the buttons!!). Great souvenir shop and a window into the vet room where you might see them working on one of the animals. The koalas are plentiful but of course by nature they are mostly asleep! And due to injuries etc the ones on display are not the best looking specimens BUT it is all the more important that we see them and understand our impact on these fascinating creatures.
Written June 30, 2022
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Philip P
Kellyville, Australia682 contributions
Couples
Online booking essential; free entry with optional donation box. Great work being done here by great bunch of volunteers caring for the “Koalas” needing special close attention and then freed back to their habitat. This Koala Hospital is a must see place and a must support organisation.
Donate or buy goodies — will be for great use.
Social distancing practice with limited bookings per session is being implemented.
Written August 29, 2020
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Zeynep A
2 contributions
Couples
This is a hospital for injured Koalas. Don't expect it to be a zoo like experience. I found this place to be a knowledgeable experience and a true eye opener to what human and environmental impact can do to our native fauna. Would recommend to keep a close eye on 'Barrington Xavier'. He is an old Koala with a personality- he was bellowing at the other Koala when we visited.
Written October 14, 2020
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