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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 3 days ago via mobile

We headed to the Koala conservation centre.This was a bit dull and didn't really live up to my expectations. After walking through the entire place we spotted only 5 koalas sitting high up. They are quite shy and prefer their treetops and branches.

Thank nafisab
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No rush no hassle.. thankfully there wasn't much tourists.. enjoyed a slow walk with the family spotting koalas, wallabies and parrots too!

Thank Stanley T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an experience to see koalas up close, then this is a place you should visit. We were able to take good photos of a koala who was parading around its enclosure just over an arm's length away. However, give, koalas...More

Thank AraleMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there during the school holidays, the weather was not the best in the morning but after a wile the sun made the morning very nice. You can see the Koalas very close, some asleep and some eating. The place is full of very...More

1  Thank Jacky F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Koala Conservation Centre shows the creatures in their own habitat. There are a couple of easily accessible boardwalks which allowed us close access to the koalas. We also saw black swans and wallabies. The money raised goes to the conservation of all native wildlife...More

Thank Kate N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids and I loved this awesome experience. Wildlife in their own wonderful habitat. A couple of easily accessible boardwalks and a woodland trail allowing closeup access to the koalas, birds and wallabies. Rangers were helpful, polite and answered any questions we had. The only...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of koalas but they're hidden very well! The entrance is 12,5 dollars per adult. There are many paths to see koalas and walking trhough the trees.

Thank aledolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few koalas are around, but it takes some effort to spot them. Be mindful that this is a conservation centre, not wildlife park or zoo, so the koalas are in their natural habitat. Hence they can be located rather high up the tree.

Thank AbadiSingapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent up close to animals. It's feels a little run down when entering park but great experience.

Thank Steddersmummy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a great deal. It is cool for those who have never seen Koalas up close, but in general I found a bit disappointing.

Thank Patricia L
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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.