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Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail

Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 416 641 482
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Very pretty

We were just staying in Port for a couple of days, but stumbled across the trail. We only spotted a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
razor908
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Gotta Catch 'Em All

Like someone else mentioned, this is like Pokemon - gotta catch em all! Beautiful artwork on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul H
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Sydney, Australia
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HELLO KOALAS SCULPTURE TRAIL, PORT MACQUARIE Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is a fun and entertaining day out for people of all ages. There are over 56 one metre high fibreglass koala sculptures, dotted across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region, from the mountains to the sea. The hand painted and mosaic sculptures have been created by selected artists and offer a dazzling display of original artwork. Hello Koalas is a bold, ambitious and imaginative sculpture project, which celebrates one of Australia's iconic animals - the Koala. Above all, it is designed to generate a sense of fun and surprise for everyone who comes across one of the creatively decorated koalas resting in parkland, lazing by the river, waiting outside the shops, or playing with children. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guide is available at most Tourism outlets, including the Visitor Information Centre at the Glasshouse in Clarence Street, in Port Macquarie's CBD or you can download a pdf online before you arrive. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is not owned by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. The Trail is run by a private family company and the Hello Koalas sculptures are sponsored by local businesses and organisations to enable the Trail to be a free and fun experience for all ages.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were just staying in Port for a couple of days, but stumbled across the trail. We only spotted a few in the town centre area but they were beautifully decorated. A good way of wandering around catching the sights.More

Thank razor908
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We hope you enjoyed your visit to Port Macquarie and pleased that you were able to meet some of our Hello Koalas sculptures. Thank you for the comment and the photo. 'Forest' at the Port Macquarie Museum is a real favourite, reflecting life in our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Like someone else mentioned, this is like Pokemon - gotta catch em all! Beautiful artwork on a lot of them - it's probably best to download the map and search for the ones that appeal to you. They seem to be randomly placed with groups...More

Thank Paul H
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. It has been an engaging task planning the Trail and as we add more sculptures, it becomes even more intriguing. Now we are planning a special walking tour around the town so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to explore the region - mostly Port, though - and get the kids (and adults) off the devices - then again you may need the device to find some of them. However, they are scattered around town and throughout the area,...More

Thank Sheldon P
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review is like a breath of fresh air too! Thank you for your comments because that was one of our key aims in designing the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail - encouraging people of all ages to follow the Trail or just discover the Hello...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved finding these koala art sculptures at prominent places all over Port Macquarie or you can get a brochure and actually go and find them all.More

Thank Margo124792
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased to hear that your holiday in Port Macquarie was enhanced by the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. With 62 Hello Koalas sculptures in our region, it takes a few days to leisurely see (and photograph) them all. We are also planning a walking tour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These koalas are beautifully painted and in most tourist locations. They are large enough to find easily and fun to discover. Each one is different and the artwork is fun to inspect.More

Thank COtravelers2_8
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for commenting about the beautiful artistry of our Hello Koalas sculptures, designed and painted by such talented artists, many local. And pleased to hear you have found discovering the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail good fun. We love our koalas big and small! Please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hello Koalas Sculpture trail is such great way to explore the area and see some places off the beaten track. My kids were so excited every time we came across one of these beautifully painted sculptures. Go to the Koala Hospital where there are...More

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for sharing your family's experience. And glad you found your way to the Koala Hospital where there are 4 very handsome Hello Koalas sculptures and a shop with Hello Koalas memorabilia which aids their fund-raising arm. The Hello Koalas colouring book has...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like hidden gems, we love seeking out or just stumbling upon these beautiful koalas. A great motivation to visit somewhere new so that you can tick another one off.More

Thank suechapmanoz
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love the description "hidden gems" - thank you! And you have made such a valid observation - yes you can follow the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail and see and photograph all 62 Hello Koalas sculptures or you can just come across the Hello Koalas...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

We just had so much fun tracking down and finding the Koala's. We went to so many places we would of not normally visited. It was like one big treasure hunt for the kids.More

Thank whillsdon
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Brilliant! So pleased you and your kids had a special experience together, following the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. We just preparing for the launch of a new and sensational Hello Koalas sculpture called Lady Lola - The Dancing Koala and there are more on the...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is well worth trying to find all the koals as they are beautifully decorated and spread out around the township. The Tourist Information stand in the Glasshouse has a detailed map of where to find them. Makes a great backdrop for a photoMore

Thank Sherpa123
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

That's a great review thank you. We love people posting their photos of Hello Koalas sculptures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Many sculpture locations give special insights into the environmental beauties of our visitor destination. Other sculptures pinpoint essential stops for visitors (and locals) for...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We love Sculpture Art Trails. We love a reason to explore the local area and find some unsung treasures. In this trail, we would never have gone to the Museum (excellent) or to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre (excellent). We love how all these Art...More

Thank spinneretti
hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

What a great review - thank you! Ticks all the boxes. We readily agree that sculpture trails are an ingenious way to enjoy your surrounds, discover new places, meet interesting people along the way, listen to local stories, learn about the environment and be inspired...More

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fluffyredfox
10 December 2017|
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Response from hellokoalas | Property representative |
You will find the complimentary Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guides at the Glasshouse Arts and Information Centre in Clarence Street, World Par Tea shop in Hay Street next to Rydges Hotel, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre (where... More
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Ian C G
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Thank you for sharing your positive experience and providing excellent feedback from others too. We are proud to announce that we have just won Gold in the 2015 North Coast Tourism Awards in the “New Tourism Business... More
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