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“Koala Treasure Hunt”

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We didn’t actually go looking for these koalas, but saw a few of them in our travels around Port Macquarie. I thought they were a lovely idea – interesting artwork by local artists and hopefully raising awareness of the beautiful and unique koala while also encouraging people to explore the area. You can get a map from the Visitor Centre apparently, but I just looked them up online. I wish I’d had more time to track them all down!

Thank meagsme
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for your delightful observation. And heartened to hear you received the information about the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail you were seeking on our website. We hope you will return to see all our Hello Koalas sculptures sometime soon.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

These Koalas each painted differently by artists are found all over Port Macquarie. we only managed to find 15 but only had a brief visit. If I would have had more time I would have liked to track more down.

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you will return to see the remaining 45 Hello Koalas sculptures in our region! But 15 is a good tally. We designed the Trail so people in Port Macquarie for just a short time, can enjoy a sampling of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail and return with more time to explore further afield. New Hello Koalas sculpture are announced on our Facebook page too.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We saw 4 of them at the Koala Hospital. Lots of colours and well painted - not the normal koala colour, but it was fun to see them.

Thank Anne M
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Our local Koala Hospital is a wonderful partner in our Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail and their 4 Hello Koalas sculptures are all very beautiful pieces of art and great ambassadors for the promotion of koala care and conservation. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Fantastic !!! A must do through this amazing part of the coast.
Wonderful Sculptures and Art, lovely scenery a fun day out !!!

Thank Aliopy
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Perfect response - thank you! Love your enthusiasm. We share all our TripAdvisor reviews through our Facebook page as well so visitors to Port Macquarie are well informed before they arrive here for a holiday or business trip. Thanks for some great words to paint the picture for our Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Hello Koalas are scattered around Port Macquarie, Wauchope & Laurieton and each has been artistally designed and sponsored by various businesses. It takes a while to find them all. If you drop into the Glass House Tourist Information Center in Port Macquarie, they have a map you can follow.

Thank Sally E
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for describing the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail so well. We are currently preparing an updated Trail Guide for the summer months with three new Hello Koalas sculptures joining in the fun, making the current number 60! And there are more to come. Thanks again.

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